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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.


1977   KOSTAL Mexicana S.A. de C.V. (KOMEX) founded
1978   KOMEX starts operations
1981   KOSTAL of America, Inc. (KOA) founded in Schaumburg, IL; 1st project with Nissan
1989   1st project with FORD
1991   1st project with Chrysler; 1st project with GM
1993   Start of electronic production
1995   Mechatronic design department, 1st steering column project
1996   On-site complete Test Lab, 1st power window switch project
1999   Full service subsidiary for N.A. market: sales, engineering, manufacturing, advanced purchasing
2000   Start of mechatronic production
2004   First integrated steering column module project
2006   KOA and KOMEX operate jointly as KOSTAL North America (KONA)
2008   1st electronic faceplate project; KOA moves to new technology center in Troy, MI
2010   Production expansion KOMEX II (Acambaro, MX)
2011   1st e-shifter project
2013   1st full color infotainment display integration
2015   Production expansion KOMEX III (Queretaro, MX)
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: 2,530
revenue 350 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