SIKORA launches a measuring device for the measurement of insulation, wall thickness and concentricity during cable production, the WANDEXE, in the 70s.
In 1972, Harald Sikora, a 36-year-old living in Bremen, Germany, invented a non-contact measuring device for the continuous measurement of cable insulation, wall thickness and concentricity during manufacturing. This technology that later established itself as a global standard became the basis for a start-up. From the very beginning, the pursuit of perfection was part of the young electrical engineer’s guiding principle: “There is nothing that cannot be done better. And that works best with clever ideas, passion and an ear for the customer.” An attitude that characterizes SIKORA’s culture through today.
The first company building of today’s SIKORA AG.
On November 1, 1973, with the foundation of Harald Sikora’s one-man business, the company’s success story began, driven by a multitude of technological advances. An inductive measuring method for power cables that measures the position of the cable, the so-called sag, made the company well-known in the high-voltage cable industry. Laser technology, which uses line sensors to enable non-contact diameter measurement of wires and cables in the production process, also conquered the market. The company grew, and in 1979, it changed its name to SIKORA INDUSTRIEELEKTRONIK GMBH.