The history of Caldaro started in the early eighties when we set the base for our customer relations and our exclusive niche. We started with our home market in Sweden, and later, we expanded into the other Nordic countries (Norway, Finland and Denmark).
The next step geographically was to enter the United Kingdom by opening an office there, and then we followed up with the German market. In 2012 we took the step over the Atlantic to the USA and founded Caldaro Inc., located in Hudson (WI), to support our growing customer base in North America. Today we have customers in more than 40 countries, and we are still expanding our business.
Our products were from the start rotating and linear sensors, at first mainly based on conductive potentiometer technology. Many of our customers were integrating these sensors into handles, levers, pedals and other applications. So the natural demand from the market was to deliver one package – joystick or foot pedal in one unit with the needed sensors integrated into the mechanical design.
When the time came, we became an important partner to our customers when they started to electrify their machines by removing the hydraulic pilot valves from the cabin and replacing them with electronic joysticks and handles.
Over the years, we have also expanded our product offering and services with a solid focus on Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Machine Motion Feedback (MMF). We have also gathered loads and loads of valuable know-how on how to make the best solutions for ergonomics, design, quality, feel and cost within our niche. Our innovative journey has rendered several granted patents and registered designs.