Smartphones, Mars Rover, microchips, laser eye surgery ... these and countless other breakthrough innovations from the past 50 years would probably never have seen the light of day without products from PI. Therefore, PI can look back with pride on the past half century in which, together with our customers and partners, we have helped to get many innovations off the ground and onto the market.
During the course of these decades, PI has evolved from a specialist in precision positioning solutions to a multi-technology provider – with a technical portfolio that is second to none. Targeted acquisitions and startups have enabled PI to build a global network of specialists and, with over 1,300 employees, serve its customers worldwide. In 2020, a new production facility was opened in China, and in 2021 PI’s technological base was expanded via the acquisition of P•G•W, a Japanese specialist in precision granite products. PI also relies on continuity and reliability alongside continuous innovation: At the beginning of 2020, Dr. Karl Spanner handed over management of the company to his son and successor Markus Spanner as planned.