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

Pioneer product: RC-S01/220

1975

Company founded | Pioneer product: RC-S01/220

Flag of Switzerland

1976

First international branch office in Switzerland

Murrelektronik's first trade show both

1977

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

First interface product

1978

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

Handball player from Oppenweiler in action

1982

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

Flag of China

1983

Branch office in China founded | First trainee is hired

Valve plug connector

1984

Third product range developed: valves and sensor connectors

First automation technology product

1985

Beginning of automation technology | Number of employees rises to 148

Power supply

1986

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

New headquarters building 1989

1989

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

Murrelektronik building in Stollberg, Germany

1993

Murrelektronik acquires the company KSG in Stollberg, Germany

Interface product from Murrelektronik

1994

Interface technology is expanded | Branch office in USA is founded

Flag of Brazil

1995

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

Murrelektronik's new company logo

1997

Murrelektronik has online presence, and unveils the new company logo

New trade show booth concept

1999

New trade fair concept is created | 400 employees in Oppenweiler

MVK plastic fieldbus module

2001

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

MVK Metal fieldbus module

2002

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

Automation Award 2004

2004

Milestone: Cube67 wins the coveted Automation Award

Groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the logistics centre

2005

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

iF Worlds Design Guide logo

2006

Murrelektronik's Cube67 receives the IF Design Award

Murrelektronik's hot air balloon

2007

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

Murrelektronik is among the TOP 100 Mid-Sized Companies

2008

Murrelektronik is among the TOP 100 Mid-Sized Companies | Foundation of the Austrian branch office as a CEE hub

Employee with Connectivy logo

2009

Start of the campaign CONNECTIVITY

Flag of Turkey

2010

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

Connectivy as the backbone of systems

2012

CONNECTIVITY by Murrelektronik becomes a system consulting brand

Employees with the Automation App Award

2013

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

Award for the best B2B online shop

2014

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

Best Place To Learn Award

2015

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

Industry Award 2018

2018

Industry Award 2018 for Cube67 Diagnostic Gateway

Murrelektronik employees in new R&D Center

2019

Grand Opening of the new R&D Center | German Innovation Award for Cube67 Diagnostic Gateway | TOP 100 Award

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