It all started with a vision. Karl Pfisterer wanted to improve electrical fittings. In the era of electrification, users frequently encountered problems with the metallic elements used to connect lines. And this is precisely where “Karl Pfisterer, Fabrik elektrotechnischer Spezialartikel” (Karl Pfisterer’s factory for special electro-technical articles), founded in the Untertürkheim district of Stuttgart in 1921, came in. The goal? To develop solutions and new products for the interfaces between energy networks. The approach? Independence, innovation, dependability, and quality. Over the years, these four main pillars have made PFISTERER what it is today – one of the world’s leading technical companies for system solutions and components for energy transmission. As one of the few companies of its type on the global market, PFISTERER offers solutions for the entire transmission chain for low, medium, high, and extra-high voltage.
The key to success: Corporate independence
A key factor in the company’s success has been and still is its complete independence from third party interests. This makes sure that PFISTERER’s products and solutions are adapted exclusively to the requirements of its clients and the market. Walter Pfisterer, the son of Karl Pfisterer, joined the company as early as 1935. The third generation, his son Karl-Heinz Pfisterer, took over operations back in 1971. As it has always been the case, PFISTERER is still a family-owned company: Karl-Heinz Pfisterer remain active members of the PFISTERER Holding AG Supervisory Board today.