Sales increase far above industry average
Above-average results in 2018
The sales growth of IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH remained above average at around 20 % even in 2018. Sales rose particularly strongly with approx. 50 % in Asia, but we also recorded growth of about 20 % in the USA and Europe. "The investments in new branches are paying off," explains Jürgen Hartmann, company founder and owner. "We now generate more than 50 % 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 around artificial intelligence as an app for industrial cameras, novelties for 3D applications, and robot vision continue to cause optimism.
In order to prepare 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: Around 60 additional 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.