Marquardt, a family-run company founded in 1925 and based in Rietheim-Weilheim, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electromechanical and electronic switches and switching systems. The products of the mechatronics expert are used by many well-known customers in the automotive industry and include operating components, vehicle access, driver authorization systems and battery management systems. The company’s systems are also used in household appliances, industrial applications, power tools, and e-bikes. Marquardt Group employs more than 11,000 members of staff worldwide at 20 locations in four continents. The company generated 1.3 billion euros sales revenue in the fiscal year 2018. Each year, Marquardt invests around 10% of its revenues in research & development.