Sensata Technologies is one of the world's leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions with operations and business centers in 12 countries, including China, Japan, Korea and Malaysia.
You’ll find our 47,000 unique products in many applications – anywhere from automotive braking systems to aircraft flight controls. People and technology that enable a world of smart, connected products.
The future is full of tough challenges — and endless possibilities. Their role is to enable connectivity and help engineers redefine what’s possible. We constantly improve sensing technology to help industries around the world achieve major advances.
Their engineers are always looking for the best solution to a problem.Advanced engineering skills in sensors, software, ASIC, wireless and sub-systems along with all the benefits of having a diverse, inclusive team.
Sensata Technologies began as General Plate Company, a business founded on April 24, 1916 by Rathbun Willard to provide "gold plate" for the nearby Rhode Island jewelry industry. The start–up was financed with a $50,000 loan from the principals of the Grinnell Company in Providence.
Manufacturing first took place in the cellar of the Bigney Building in Attleboro, MA. Constrained by space, Willard decided to move the company and purchased over 200 acres of land in what was then known as Cat-O-Nine-Tail Swamp. The first building was constructed at 34 Forest Street in 1926.
In 1931, the company merged with Spencer Thermostat Company of Cambridge, MA and formed Metals & Controls Corporation. This merger combined the capabilities of metal processing with temperature-sensing control expertise that later attracted the attention of Texas Instruments.