IDS reports sales increase far above industry average
The sales growth of IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH remained above average at around 20 percent even in 2018. Sales rose particularly strongly with approx. 50 percent in Asia, but we also recorded growth of about 20 percent in the USA and Europe. The company is planning numerous investments for 2019, including at the headquarters in Obersulm.
"The investments in new branches are paying off," explains Jürgen Hartmann, company founder and owner. "We now generate more than 50 percent 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: innovations around artificial intelligence as an app for industrial cameras and novelties for 3D applications and robot vision.
In order to prepare for further growth the Obersulm site is planning to invest in a system for automatic storage and order picking. There will also be a strong increase in the number of personnel: Approximately 60 new jobs will be created in 2019. The official ground-breaking ceremony for the new innovation and tech center will take place in the second quarter. This building will have an area of 4500 square meters and 200 additional office work stations. After all: "In addition to classic development, we would like to shift focus more towards new innovative technology topics,» explains Managing Director Jürgen 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. With branches in the USA, Japan, South Korea and UK as well as offices in Europe, IDS is represented internationally.
IDS Inc. was founded in 2007 as a subsidiary of IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH. The industrial camera manufacturer IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH develops high-performance, easy-to-use USB, GigE and 3D cameras with a wide spectrum of sensors and variants. The almost unlimited range of applications covers multiple non-industrial and industrial sectors in the field of equipment, plant and mechanical engineering. In addition to the successful CMOS cameras, the company expands its portfolio with vision app-based sensors and cameras. The novel image processing platform IDS NXT is freely programmable and extremely versatile.
Since its foundation in 1997 as a two-man company, IDS has developed into an independent, ISO-certified family business with more than 250 employees. The headquarters in Obersulm, Germany, is both a development and production site. With branches in the USA, Japan, South Korea and UK as well as other offices, IDS is represented internationally.