“consenso’s colleagues have been supporting us in the field of system development. Due to consenso’s profound industry experience and their colleagues’ commitment, we have achieved an efficient execution of complex development projects in addition to quick and reliable response times. Our departments are very satisfied with the results achieved.”
Kostal was founded as “LK” by Leopold Kostal in 1912. In 1927, the field of activity was extended from installation materials to automotive electronics. In 1935, Leopold’s son Kurt joined the company and by the 25th company anniversary Kostal employed approx. 240 employees. In 1973, the first foreign subsidiary was founded in Mexico followed by another subsidiary in Brazil in 1978. After the conversion into a GmbH & Co. KG in 1981, the company expanded into further countries (including Ireland, Great Britain, Japan, China and France) in the following years. In 1993, the business division contact systems was founded. In 1995, the divisions automotive electrics, industry electrics and testing technology followed and were transferred into an independent limited company (GmbH) in 2004. In 2008, Kostal entered the Indian market thanks to a joint venture, in 2009, it captured the market for solar technology. Since 2011, the company is managed by Andreas Kostal.