Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG
Company Profile

Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of physical, chemical and biological sensors. Founded in 1991, the company is headquartered in Ebnat-Kappel, Switzerland, and employs about 500 people worldwide.

We specialize in the development and manufacturing of temperature sensors, thermal mass flow sensors, humidity sensors and modules, conductivity sensors and biosensors.

In addition to our standard products, we offer sensor adaptations to individual, customer-specific application needs - right up to the joint development of new technologies. IST-sensors are characterized by their accuracy and consistency in various measurement conditions. They are used in measuring instruments for various applications, such as med-tech, process control, automation, aerospace, test and measurement or biotechnology.

IST AG is a company of the Endress+Hauser Group, headquartered in Reinach, Switzerland. Endress+Hauser is among the global leaders in measuring instruments, services and solutions for industrial process engineering.

The history of IST AG


For more than 30 years we have stood for innovation and quality in sensor technology. Our story continues...

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Management team

Meet the people pulling the strings at Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG.

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Community support

Our sponsorships reflect our values of innovative thinking, teamwork and perseverance.

We don't overestimate our ability to predict the future, rather prepare ourselves for major changes – diversify and develop capabilities, which allow us to act! Especially in a digital world, (hardware) sensors will always be needed.

Dr. Jörn Lützen, Managing Director IST AG


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IST Locations

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Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG

The Headquarters

IST AG is located in Ebnat-Kappel in the Eastern part of Switzerland. The custom built, state-of-the art premises provide the best facilities for R&D, high production requirements and an ideal working environment for our team of specialists.

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IST Roznov

Production facility

Thanks to our production facility in Roznov pad Radhostem, Czech Republic, we can offer an increased flexibility, efficiency and fast response time.

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IST USA Division

Sales Office

Our US-customers benefit from a broad range of services such as supply chain programs available from on-site stock.

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Shanghai Application Support Center

Technical consulting & support

Our Shanghai office has been providing technical support and onsite consulting to local and regional customers, in Chinese and English.

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IST USA Division, Greenwood

Production facility for thick-film products

Located within the premises of Endress+Hauser in Greenwood, Innovative Sensor Technology, USA Division has its own small state-of-the-art production facility, including a clean room, to serve US customers with locally produced thick-film products.

Our expertise

Close collaboration with a broad network of partners, universities and technical institutes means we push the boundaries of existing technology, creating innovations that fulfill increasing customer demands, across a wide spectrum of industries.


We develop and manufacture sensors fitted to application-specific requirements of our customers.

Support and consultation

From design over develpment to production and after-sales, we support our customers every step of the way.

Flexible quantities quickly

We manufacture varying sensor quantities within short development and production time.


We offer sensor technology development and consultation out of our state-of-the-art facilities.

Growing portfolio

We annually develop around 200 new sensors that are compatible across the entire product range.


We work closely with our customers to find optimal sensor solution to fit just for them.

This is what our employees say about us

Employee IST AG Antonio Rossi

Whoever does what he already can, always remains what he already is.

At IST AG you will make both mental and physical progress. At any time.

Antonio Rossi
Industrial Mechanic
@ IST AG seit 2018

Employee IST AG Nuria Dudli

Here at IST AG, in addition to professional and high-quality work, people and fun are not neglected.

Nuria Dudli
Logistic Clerk
@ IST AG seit 2007

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