IDS Imaging Development Systems (Obersulm, Germany) has reported a sales growth of around 20% for 2018.
The company told MVPro Magazine that sales rose particularly strongly in Asia, around 50%, and that it has also recorded growth of some 20% in the USA and Europe. The company added that it is planning numerous investments for 2019, including at its headquarters.
“The investments in new branches are paying off,” explained Jürgen Hartmann, company founder and owner. “We now generate more than 50% of our sales abroad. IDS cameras with USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 interfaces are among the bestsellers. The strong increase in incoming orders (24%) as well as the great interest in our announced product innovations continue to cause optimism. Particularly notable are innovations around artificial intelligence as an app for industrial cameras and novelties for 3D applications and robot vision.”
The company’s Obersulm site plans to invest in a system for automatic storage and order picking and around 60 new jobs will be created in 2019. The building will have an area of 4500 square metres and 200 additional office work stations.
“In addition to classic development, we would like to shift focus more towards new innovative technology topics,” added Hartmann.
Since its foundation in 1997 as a two-man company, IDS has developed into an independent, ISO-certified family business with more than 280 employees. The headquarters in Obersulm, Baden-Württemberg, is both a development and production site. It also has branches in the USA, Japan, South Korea and UK, as well as offices in mainland.
(picture shows Daniel Seiler and Jurgen Hartmann)