History | Murrelektronik
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History

Murrelektronik unites yesterday, today and tomorrow …

In 1975, Franz Hafner began this company in Oppenweiler with a vision. Today, Murrelektronik is a worldwide company that is still owner-managed and driven by that vision.

Time line

1975

Company founded | Pioneer product: RC-S01/220

1976

First international branch office in Switzerland

1977

First presence at trade fairs: Eltec, Dortmund and EMO, Hanover (Germany)

1978

Interface technology the second product range | 30 employees working in Oppenweiler

1982

Murrelektronik becomes sponsor of the Oppenweiler handball team (TV Oppenweiler, since 2015: HCOB)

1983

Branch office in China founded | First trainee is hired

1984

Third product range developed: valves and sensor connectors

1985

Beginning of automation technology | Number of employees rises to 148

1986

Murrelektronik enters the, field of power supplies with switch mode power supply units

1989

Moving to the current building with 270 employees | Pioneering into fieldbus technology

1993

Murrelektronik acquires the company KSG in Stollberg, Germany

1994

Interface technology is expanded | Branch office in USA is founded

1995

Commitment made to Brazilian charity house for children: Casa do Zezinho | Branch office in Brazil founded

1997

Murrelektronik has online presence, and unveils the new company logo

1999

New trade fair concept is created | 400 employees in Oppenweiler

2001

The Murrelektronik group expands to 1,000 employees worldwide | Launch of the MVK plastic fieldbus system

2002

Start of SAP | Launch of MVK Metal, a product for demanding requirements

2004

Milestone: Cube67 wins the coveted Automation Award

2005

Breaking ground for the new logistics center in Oppenweiler | 30 years Murrelektronik

2006

Murrelektronik's Cube67 receives the IF Design Award

2007

Murrelektronik's hot air balloon takes off | Introduction of MICO = Top product

2008

Murrelektronik is among the TOP 100 Mid-Sized Companies

2009

Start of the campaign CONNECTIVITY

2010

Entry into active safety technology | Branch office in Turkey is founded

2012

CONNECTIVITY by Murrelektronik becomes a system consulting brand

2013

Murrelektronik's Connectivity App Wins the Automation App Award | Murr­elektronik has 1,700 employees worldwide

2014

Murrelektronik has received the award for: Best B2B Shop in the Electronic Industry

2015

Murrelektronik has received the “Best place to Learn” award | 40 years Murrelektronik

2018

Industry Award 2018 for Cube67 Diagnostics Gateway OPC UA

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