Marquardt Group

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Marquardt Group
Type GmbH
  • Automotive industry
  • Power tool industry
  • Electrical and household industry
Founded 1925
Headquarters Rietheim-Weilheim, Germany
Key people


  • Harald Marquardt
  • Ernst Kellermann

Chairman of the supervisory board:

  • Hans-Jochem Steim
Products Automotive Systems, Sensors and Controls
Revenue 684 million EUR (2012)
Employees 60,502 (2012)

Marquardt Group is a family enterprise headquartered in Germany. It is a manufacturer in the field of electro-mechanical and electronic switches and switching systems. Its systems are found in household appliances and other industrial applications. The company has over 6,500 employees worldwide at 12 locations in nine countries on four continents. The annual turnover is more than 680 million Euros.

Founders of Marquardt
Marquardt Group worldwide

First touchpad control panels for different markets are in development and to be introduced to the market in 2013.

Business area[edit]

Marquardt Group is organized in two business divisions: Automotive and Switches, Sensors and Controls. Following a short List of products by business division.

Drive authorization systems and operating components


Marquardt Group develops and produces the following products:

Touchpad and BlueID Drive


  • Drive authorization systems
    • Electronic keys and ignition switches
    • Electrical steering column lock
    • Start/Stop systems
    • Control devices, antennas, door handle sensors
    • BlueID Drive
  • Operating components
    • Seat control switch, rotary light switches, door and roof control panels
    • Operation panels for steering wheels
    • Multi functional switches
    • Gear selection switches
  • Switches and applications
    • Operating switches
    • Short travel pushbutton
    • Snap-action switches
    • Micro signal switch
    • Series

Switches, Sensors and Controls[edit]

Switches, Sensors & Controls division develops, produces and sells its products in a number of industries and applications. Apart from industrial applications, the products are used in power tools, household appliances, cleaning systems, drive technology as well as off-road vehicles.

Cleaning and drive applications
Standard switches for industrial and electrical applications


  • Power tool switches
  • Appliance switches
    • Rocker switches
    • Push-button switches
    • Slide switch
    • Rotary switches
    • Toggle switches
    • Foot switches
  • Snap-action switch
  • Miniature switch
  • Micro switch
  • Keys
  • Sensors / system solution for household appliances
  • Sensors / system solution for cleaning and drive applications
  • Sensors / system solution for building technology and HVAC
  • Electronic components


Plant of automobile systems, Rietheim-Weilheim

The Marquardt Group works at 11 locations[1] in 9 countries on four continents.


Rochester Hills

North America[edit]




  1. ^ Locations of Marquardt Group

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°02′08″N 8°46′58″E / 48.03556°N 8.78278°E / 48.03556; 8.78278