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 2017/18, the company with more than 1,800 employees achieved a turnover of 255 million euros at nine locations in four countries (Austria, China, USA, Germany). 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.