The AVT Saga (2000-2001): A new start for the new century Manfred Sticksel CCD-Kameratechnik becomes Allied Vision Technologies


At the verge of a new century, founder Manfred Sticksel decided to retire and sell his company. After a successful start, the new owners are tasked with leading business into the 21st century and the digital era.

The new owners are Augusta Technologie AG, a public holding company that specializes in acquiring and growing small and medium-sized technology businesses. Augusta acquired 100% of Sticksel’s shares and completely redefined the company’s strategy. The new vision was to have the company become a leading camera manufacturer; a different direction from its distributor and OEM manufacturing business. To achieve this, the company needed to lead the digitization of the machine vision industry.

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