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KOSTAL North America


Recognizing not only the enormous market potential of the North American Automobile market, but also its uniqueness KOSTAL North America, was founded in Schaumburg, IL in 1981 as one of the first KOSTAL subsidiaries overseas.

KOSTAL North America, as the Business Center for North America, has the sales, engineering & design and quality responsibility for the North American market cooperating closely with KOSTAL Mexicana.


The KOSTAL Group is an independent, family-managed company with headquarters in Germany, which develops and manufactures technologically demanding electronic and electro-mechanical products. The customer base is comprised of world class industrial companies, including all of the leading global automobile manufacturers and their sub-suppliers.



KOSTAL North America, was founded in Schaumburg, IL

    Starting with Nissan as the first customer
    Production of seat belt-timer
1987   Moved to Farmington Hills, Detroit, MI
1989   First project with Ford (Potentiometer)
1991   First project with Chrysler (Lamp outage module)
1993   First project with GM (Express Window Electronics)
1995   Introduction of a mechatronic design department
    First Steering Column Switch Project
1996   Opened on-site, comprehensive Test-Laboratory
    First Power Window switch Project
1998   QS 9000 Certificate
1999   Added Advanced Purchasing in North America
2001   Moved to new Design and Business Center in Novi, MI
2004   First Integrated Steering Column Module Project
2006   Celebrated 25th anniversary at "Automotive Hall of Fame" in Dearborn, MI
2008   Expanded and moved to new "Center of Excellence" in Troy, MI
KOSTAL North America headquarters in Troy
KOSTAL of America, Inc.
350 Stephenson Hwy
MI 48083

Tel. +1 248 284 6500
Fax +1 248 284 6443
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Company Figures:

KOSTAL North America
year founded:
employees: 108
revenue 70 mil. US $


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KOSTAL North America
350 Stephenson Hwy
Troy, MI 48083
Tel. +1 248 284 6500
Fax +1 248 284 6443