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 KOSTAL: Over 100 years of innovations from Germany

About us

KOSTAL Industrie Elektrik GmbH / Business Unit Drives is part of the KOSTAL Group. As a diversified company, it is active in various sectors.

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For us, having been a family-owned company for a number of generations means knowing our roots, our capabilities, our desires and our links to each other.

Being a family-owned company for over 100 years has a special meaning for KOSTAL: the actions of the company and our employees are based on shared values, a strong bond and loyalty between the company, the Kostal family and the employees. This also includes a long-term and sustainable focus in all our activities.

At the KOSTAL Group, these activities extend to developing high-quality electronic, electromechanical and mechatronic solutions for a wide range of automotive and industrial applications.

The KOSTAL company is divided into four divisions: Automotive Electrical Systems, Industrial Electronics, Connectors and SOMA Test Technology. All divisions achieve a combined turnover of 3.9 billion euros. Since being founded in 1912 by Leopold Kostal in Lüdenscheid, the group has grown continuously. Today, KOSTAL employs over 19.100 people at 46 locations in 20 countries on five continents.

The KOSTAL Group’s partners include leading global automotive manufacturers and numerous major industrial companies.

About the KOSTAL Group

Die Zeitleiste der KOSTAL-Geschichte von 2005 bis 2018
Die Zeitleiste der KOSTAL-Geschichte von 2005 bis 2018

KOSTAL Industrie Elektrik

With the founding of KOSTAL Industrie Elektrik in 1995 under the umbrella of the KOSTAL Group, the stage was set for providing broad expertise from the automotive sector to additional markets, such as drive technology.

Based in Hagen, Germany, the leading power electronics company employs over 300 members of staff in development, production and administration.

As a family-owned company, it is important to us that a sustainable and long-term approach is taken in everything we do. One of our company values is: "Building the future today".

We are fully aware that we need to conserve our environment and use resources sparingly and carefully if we are to leave the next generations a future worth living in. At KOSTAL Industrie Elektrik, however, we not only talk about it, we act on it: Our products serve firstly to generate clean, renewable energy and secondly to use energy efficiently in a way that conserves resources.

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The Drives business unit

The Drives business unit focuses on variable frequency drives as a key nerve centre in the industrial drive train. Here we concentrate in particular on decentralised, motor-mounted devices with their stringent quality and robustness requirements. Thanks to our long history of power electronics work and close connections with our customers, we are ideally able to cater to the needs of the market.

The Drives business unit shapes future-proofed industrial automation with efficient drive technology and continuous further development – focused on the customer, easy, fast and available.

The KOSTAL Drives business unit is the electronics partner for sector- and customer-specific drive solutions. This work focuses on taking a solution-based approach to drive concepts for customer applications

Our robust drive controllers achieve maximum energy efficiency through their modern motor control. The modular product family and its huge power range can be used the world over thanks to international certificates.

These solutions allow our customers to benefit from standard drive controllers, proven 100,000 times over, and the high standards of the KOSTAL family-owned company as a supplier to the automotive industry

Our target sectors

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Mechanical engineering

In terms of mechanical engineering, KOSTAL provides variable frequency drive solutions for your machine applications. These include pumps, compressors, air-conditioning compressors, blowers, door drives and other sector-specific solutions.

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Water / waste water

Incredible amounts of water and waste water are moved every day. An immense process that requires one thing above all: Reliability! The variable frequency drives from KOSTAL have an important role to play here – at all stages of water reprocessing.

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Mobile auxiliary units

In the field of mobile electrical drive technology, there are countless units to be controlled. KOSTAL variable frequency drives are often used in mobile electrical drive technology because they operate maintenance-free even when experiencing very high vibrations.

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Renewable energies

The promotion of renewable energies is one of the most important sectors of the future. Moving away from coal and nuclear power towards environmentally friendly types of energy requires reliable and innovative technology. KOSTAL is doing pioneering work in this area.

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Modern logistics systems are characterised by effectiveness, flexibility and reliability. With drive controllers from KOSTAL, which can be configured by the module, roller drives, chain conveyors and conveyor belts are controlled in a way that guarantees optimum system control at all times.

Building Applications

With the INVEOR frequency inverters, KOSTAL offers the ideal solution for use in building applications: maximum efficiency, the reliable control of all motor types without a sensor, high vibration resistance and an extended temperature range are just a few of the key advantages that the INVEOR brings.

Do you have any questions about our variable frequency drives?

KOSTAL support for new and potential customers

KOSTAL Industrie Elektrik GmbH & Co. KG / Business Unit Drives
Lange Eck 11
58099 Hagen, Germany

Telephone: +49 2331 8040 - 468

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KOSTAL variable frequency drives


Contact our KOSTAL Drives Technology Support Team.


Get information about encoderless control processes, operating concepts and more.

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Variable frequency drives

Learn all about KOSTAL variable frequency drives and discover our product solutions.