Our history
Schaltbau can look back on a history spanning ninety years of success.
2018 Joint Venture in South Africa: Radél (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg
2015 Purchase 65 % of SPII S.p.A., Saronno, Italy
2009 Founding of a representative office in Russia and a further subsidiary in India
2008 Acquisition of Machine Electrics Ltd.
2007 Purchase 50% of American Transit Associates and merger of US activities named Schaltbau North America
2006 Establishing a further joint venture: Shenyang Schaltbau
2004 Schaltbau celebrates its 75th anniversary; Founding of Schaltbau Asia Pacific
2001 Inception of Schaltbau Electric America, Inc.
2000 Schaltbau GmbH is newly formed or hived off for the operative business of the stock corporation.
1995 Xi’an Schaltbau El. Corp., founded as a joint venture with Xi’an Railway Signal Factory
1992 Conversion of Schaltbau into a stock corporation.
1979 Acquisition of Techniques d’Automatisme S.A.R.L. (today: SB France S.A.S.)
1970 First snap-action switches with positive opening operation
1952 Schaltbau contactors are used in electric vehicles for the first time.
1939 Connectors and contactors are added to the company’s line of products.
1936 Schaltbau is acquired by GHH, which is today the MAN Group.
1929 Incorporation in Munich, Schaltbau produces the first electric heating elements for the German railway
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