The STIWA Group founded in 1972 by Walter und Herta Sticht in Attnang-Puchheim is a leading company in the field of product and high-performance automation. In the financial year 2015/16, the enterprise with its 1,360 employees achieved a turnover of 176.0 million euros at seven locations in three countries (Austria, China, USA). The main business of high-performance automation and product and software development for manufacturing automation is bundled in STIWA Automation GmbH. Other core competences of STIWA Group include energy-efficient building technology, laboratory automation and supplier component production of premium metal and plastic subassemblies. The CEOs of STIWA Holding GmbH are Peter and Raphael Sticht.