History | Murrelektronik
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History

Murrelektronik unites yesterday, today and tomorrow …

In 1975, Franz Hafner began Murrelektronik with a vision. Today, we are 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 appearance at a trade show: Eltec, Dortmund and EMO, Hanover (Germany)

First interface product

1978

Second product line, Interface Technology, is introduced | 30 employees working in Oppenweiler

Handball player from Oppenweiler in action

1982

Murrelektronik becomes the sponsor for the TV Oppenweiler handball team

Flag of China

1983

Branch office opened in China | First trainee is hired

Valve plug connector

1984

Third product line, Valve and Sensor Connectors, developed

First automation technology product

1985

Beginning of automation technology | Number of employees rises to 148

Power supply

1986

Murrelektronik enters the world of power with switch mode power supplies

New headquarters building 1989

1989

Moved to the current building with 270 employees | Pioneering fieldbus technology

Murrelektronik building in Stollberg, Germany

1993

Murrelektronik acquires the KSG company in Stollberg, Germany

Interface product from Murrelektronik

1994

Branch office is opened in the USA | Interface technology line is expanded

Flag of Brazil

1995

Branch office opened in Brazil | Commitment made to Casa do Zezinho, a Brazilian children’s charity

Murrelektronik's new company logo

1997

Murrelektronik’s new logo and website are introduced

New trade show booth concept

1999

New trade show concept is created | 400 employees in Oppenweiler

MVK plastic fieldbus module

2001

The Murrelektronik group expands to 1,000 employees worldwide | MVK plastic fieldbus system launched

MVK Metal fieldbus module

2002

Start of SAP | MVK Metal, a product for demanding environments, launched

Automation Award 2004

2004

Cube67 wins the coveted Automation Award

Groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the logistics centre

2005

Groundbreaking for the new logistics center in Oppenweiler | Murrelektronik celebrates it’s 30th anniversary

iF Worlds Design Guide logo

2006

Cube67 receives the IF Design Award

Murrelektronik's hot air balloon

2007

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

Murrelektronik is among the TOP 100 Mid-Sized Companies

2008

Murrelektronik is among the TOP 100 Mid-Sized Companies in Germany | Austrian branch office is opened as a CEE hub

Employee with Connectivy logo

2009

CONNECTIVITY campaign begins

Flag of Turkey

2010

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

Connectivy as the backbone of systems

2012

“CONNECTIVITY by Murrelektronik” becomes a system consulting brand

Employees with the Automation App Award

2013

The “Connectivity” App Wins the Automation App Award in Germany | Murrelektronik has grown to 1,700 employees worldwide

Award for the best B2B online shop

2014

Murrelektronik receives the “Best B2B Shop in the Electronic Industry” award

Best Place To Learn Award

2015

Murrelektronik receives the “Best Place to Learn” award | Murrelektronik celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Industry Award 2018

2018

Cube67 Diagnostic Gateway OPC UA wins the 2018 Industry Award in Germany

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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