The company was founded in 1983. The headquarters of the company are located in Tettnang near Lake Constance in southern Germany at the tripoint of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Over the course of development in the past 25 years, the company became the synonym for a specialist in optical sensors for automation in industry. From a couple of employees at the beginning, the number increased to over 500 employees in 2007. The annual turnover in 2007 amounted around € 50 million.
In addition to the constant care for quality, the company continuosly develops new products and is looking for solutions to problems in automation. Since the beginning of development, the company has presented a couple of global innovations in the field of optical sensors, which were later taken over by other sensor manufacturers.
The company was the first in the world to introduce electronic background extraction in sensors, the first sensors for transport routes, the first gloss sensors and position marks with white light, a colour sensor with white light, sensors with bakcground extraction in M8 housing and first sensors for image-processing in the sensor housing with a built-in auto focus.
In 2007 a new logistics and education center was built in the new Wenglor street. Today the company has offices and representations in practically every country in the world.