Meeting the Demands of the Most Critical OEMs

PI designs and manufactures precision motion systems and piezo transducers at locations in the USA, Europe, and Asia. With over 1,000 employees in 13 countries and more than 40 years of experience developing standard and OEM products based on piezo and electromagnetic technology, PI can quickly provide a solution for your next industrial or OEM project. 

Why PI: 

  • Very effective Production Process Flow & Supply Chain Management
  • DFT / Kanban – internal, with suppliers, with customers
  • Vertical integration allows full in-house control of all design & production steps
  • Ability to ramp up quickly – Delivery time unchanged, as proven many times in recent economic cycles: PI meets customer delivery schedules and protects up side demand
  • Unbiased evaluation of your requirements. PI’s extremely broad range of different drive technologies allows us to take on a technology agnostic stance and provide the best-fit solution
  • Privately owned, financially sound company; long-term growth and customer relations are key objectives


Working with OEMs – as a Key Supplier 
PI has a long track record of working with OEMs in the most demanding industries from Semiconductor Technology to Medical Design – industries where product performance, quality, and the ability to ramp up quickly are not the only parameters required to satisfy the customer's demands. Working with technology leaders all around the world forces you to continuously improve your yield, process, and product performance. And unless your quality is outstanding, you cannot become a key supplier to major US, European, and Japanese companies in the Optics, Photonics, Semiconductor, and Automotive industry. 

The Quickest Path to Your OEM Product 
If standard is not sufficient, we will develop a custom product to meet your needs. There are several approaches that can lead to an OEM product. We have a 500+ page catalog with 1,000‘s of COTs products to begin with. Modifications to a standard product can be made quickly, within days or weeks, this can be a good approach for smaller quantities. Contact a PI engineer regarding your OEM project. 

Fully Customized OEM Products 
When standard or modified standard will not work for you, and quantities are larger, we can also design a fully customized OEM product – based on our 40 years of experience. 

Export Controlled Applications 
PI-US has been registered with the US Department of State since 2005 and has an ITAR TCP in place to fulfill the needs of customers with Export Controlled Applications. PI works with US customers on COTS and customer piezo / nanopositioning requirements under the ITAR TCP. Email PI for secure ITAR email address for further communication.

Examples of Custom and OEM Products

PI Technologies and Applications
An applications overview of different PI products and technologies can be found in the PI Tech Blog.
An explanation of different PI technologies can be found here.
A comparison of different piezo motors can be found in the Piezo Motion Tutorial.

ACS Motion Controllers
PI’s commitment to OEM customers is also reflected in its latest move to acquire the majority shares of ACS Motion Control, a leading manufacturer of high-end motion controllers and drives for industrial precision automation.

Production Management: PI’s Fractal Manufacturing Structure, Optimized for OEM Production
PI manufactures in autonomously organizational units we call fractals. Every fractal is responsible for its own product line and has available all the necessary skills and production means. It operates independently and controls all processes from receipt of order and materials procurement through assembly and quality testing to delivery. Planning and production control is driven by demand flow technology.

Certified Quality: Integrated Management System (IMS) at PI
PI complies with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and the REACH regulation. The PI Group applies the same high quality, safety, and environmental protection standards at every site all over the world. PI’s Integrated Management System (IMS) combines all quality management, environmental management, work and health management methods and policies in a uniform organizational structure – its synergies, help to improve processes, products, and services of the PI Group.