Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. was founded was founded on April 24, 1916. It is an industrial technology company. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of sensors and controls. The Company conducts its business through subsidiary companies, which operate business and product development centers in the United States (the U.S.), the Netherlands, Belgium, China, and Japan; and manufacturing operations in China, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Bulgaria, and the U.S. Sensata organizes its operations into the sensors and controls businesses. The Company produces sensors and controls for applications such as thermal circuit breakers in aircraft, pressure sensors in automotive systems, and bimetal current and temperature control devices in electric motors. Its primary products include low-, medium-, and high-pressure sensors, temperature sensors, speed sensors, position sensors, force sensors, motor protectors, and thermal and magnetic-hydraulic circuit breakers and switches. The Company develops customized solutions for specific customer requirements or applications across a variety of end-markets, including automotive, heavy vehicle on- and off-road ("HVOR"), appliance, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning ("HVAC"), industrial, aerospace, data/telecom, semiconductor, and mobile power, among others. Its customer base in the Sensors business includes OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in the automotive and HVOR end-markets. The customers in the Controls business include industrial and commercial manufacturers and suppliers across multiple end-markets. The Company competes with independent suppliers and with the in-house operations of Tier 1 systems suppliers.
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