Visit to SICK

LIDAR Magazine

ICK GmbH, founded by Dr. Erwin Sick in 1946, is a large European manufacturer of sensors and sensor solutions, offering a wide portfolio of more than 40,000 products aimed at an astonishing spectrum of industrial applications. It is perhaps less well known in the world of geospatial lidar than some others, so LIDAR Magazine seized avidly on an invitation to visit the company. In late 2018, publisher Allen Cheves and managing editor Stewart Walker toured the SICK plants in Reute and Waldkirch, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Here is what they discovered.