Technology to Perfection – a promise
Technology of the future – that is SIKORA’s trademark. Started with measuring devices for the industrial production of wires and cables, we have been developing ourselves and our technologies for more than 40 years. As a leading company for measuring and control technology as well as for inspection, analysis and sorting systems and as a Hidden Champion of the German medium-sized companies, we set standards for quality assurance, process optimization and cost savings in many industries with our innovative solutions.
More than 250 employees of the family business SIKORA with headquarters in Bremen/Germany, our local representatives and international offices ensure quality assurance and efficiency – with customized customer service. Listening to the market and with pioneer spirit, great perfection and enthusiasm, our experts research and develop revolutionary innovations for most economical production processes. Our success can be measured – especially by the success of our customers.
|1972||Development of the first non-contact measuring system for the continuous measurement of the insulation wall thickness and concentricity during the manufacture of cables|
|1973||Establishment of the one-man company HARALD SIKORA in Bremen, Germany|
|1974||Development of the first non-contact position sensor "sag control" for CV lines by Harald Sikora|
|1976||First usage of early CCD linear sensors (similar to today’s sensors used for digital cameras) for diameter measurement of a wire or cable during the production process|
|1979||Commutation of the one-man company HARALD SIKORA into SIKORA INDUSTRIEELEKTRONIK GMBH|
|1990||Delivery of the first X-RAY 8000 for wall thickness measurement of multi-layered medium, high and extra high voltage cables that displays measuring values in a split second|
|2000||Success of the X-RAY 8000 is transferred to a modern series of measurement devices, the X-RAY 2000 system, designed for the measurement of the wall thickness in wire and cable jacketing and insulating lines that was not possible before|
|2002||Commutation of the SIKORA INDUSTRIEELEKTRONIK GMBH into the SIKORA AG stock company|
|2007||Occupation of the new building for Research & Development as well as Service in Bremen|
|2007||Development of the X-RAY 8000 NXT for the reliable and precise measurements of medium, high and extra high voltage cables, even if the cable should vibrate or bounce due to production conditions|
|2010||Presentation of numerous technological innovations at the wire 2010 in Düsseldorf |
(PREHEATER 6000, LENGTH 6000, ULTRATEMP 6000, LASER Series 6000, X-RAY 6000)
|2011||Opening of the technology center in Bremen|
Since January 2011 the company has been divided into 2 business areas: SIKORA HOLDING GmbH & Co. KG and SIKORA AG.
|2012||SIKORA presents a multitude of innovations at the wire Düsseldorf |
(X-RAY 6000 PRO / BASIC, CENTERVIEW 8000e with integrated display, the TIGER LASER 6010 XY, SPARK 6030 HF)
|2013||SIKORA celebrates its 40th anniversary |
At the K-Show, SIKORA presents the PURITY SCANNER for the first time
|2015||Market launch of the PURITY CONCEPT Systems for the inspection and analysis of pellets, flakes and tapes/films via X-ray, infrared or optical technology|
|2016||Market launch of the millimeter waves technology based measuring systems CENTERWAVE 6000 for the measurement of diameter, wall thickness, ovality and sagging of large plastic tubes as well as the PLANOWAVE 6000 for the measurement of thickness of plastic sheets.
Introduction of the PURITY SCANNER ADVANCED with flexible camera concept at the “K” in Düsseldorf.
|2017||Demolition of the old production building and start of the construction of a four-storied building at headquarters in Bremen|
|1991||Representatives in Connecticut/USA and China|
|1999||Representative in the Ukraine|
|2000||Commutation of the representative in the USA into a branch office|
|2004||Representatives in India and Korea|
|2005||Representative in Russia |
Commutation of the representative in China into a branch office
Establishment of a branch office in Italia
|2007||Commutation of the representatives in India and Russia into branch offices|
|2008||Commutation of the representative in Korea into a branch office |
Establishment of a branch office in France
Establishment of a service office in Egypt
|2009||Establishment of a branch office in Turkey and Japan |
Commutation of the representative in the Ukraine into a branch office
|2012||Establishment of branch offices in Brazil and the United Arab Emirates|
|2015||Establishment of a branch office location in Boston, USA|
|2017||Establishment of branch offices in Mexico and Malaysia|
|2008||The SIKORA AG ranks 18th among the 100 future medium-sized world market leaders in Germany. Under the title “Exclusive ranking of the fastest growing medium-sized companies – Germans upcoming world champions” Prof. Venohr made the evaluation for the German newspaper and magazine “Handelsblatt” and “Wirtschaftswoche”|
|2009||“Entrepreneur of the year” in Bremen|
|2009||Place 9 of the fastest-growing mid-sized companies in Germany (“Handelsblatt” in cooperation with the “Wirtschaftswoche”)|
|2010||SIKORA ranks 21st among the TOP 100 mid-sized companies in Germany (result of a study by the magazine “Die Welt”, in cooperation with the Munich Strategy Group, MSG)|
|2010||1st place “Diversity Prize” of the Hochschule Bremen, University Bremen and the “Paritätisches Bildungswerk” Bremen|
|2011||Place 2 of the TOP 100 German mid-sized companies “Hidden Champion” |
Represented in the ranking since 2011 until today (result of a study by the magazine “Die Welt” in cooperation with the Munich Strategy Group)
|2012||“Schütting Preis” by the chamber of commerce Bremen for “Innovative measuring system”|
|2014||SIKORA ranks 32nd among 3000 of the most innovative German mid-sized companies (“Wirtschaftswoche” in cooperation with the Munich Strategy Group)|
|2015||“Top Job” quality seal by the University St. Gallen|
|2017||Bremer Herz Award (Bremen Heart Award)|
|2019||SIKORA ranks among Germany’s 100 fastest growing medium-sized companies (Result of the study “TOP 100 ranking of the medium-sized companies 2019”, by the management consultancy Munich Strategy Group)|
|2020||SIKORA is “global market leader – future champion 2020” (according to “global market leader index” of the Henri B. Meier Entrepreneur School of the University of St. Gallen and the Academy of German Global Market Leaders)|
Innovation and measurable successes
Modern research of tradition: the development of a non-contact measuring device for the measurement of concentricity and wall thickness of cables was the first milestone of our success. Shortly after that, SIKORA made a name for itself as a pioneer for line sensors for the diameter measurement of wires and cables.
Each step is progress – until today. As a solution finder for challenges of the quality assurance and process optimization, we invest about ten percent of our annual turnover in research and development. More than 30 employees are permanently active in our technology center. For production lines of wires and cables, the innovative measuring technology by SIKORA saves also scarce resources as for example crude oil – that is an important contribution to the environmental protection. The radiation safety of our X-ray measuring systems complies with international directives and is far below the prescribed limits.
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