FRABA celebrates its 100-Year Anniversary. We have expanded to over 220 employees, 7 locations, and millions of product varieties available.
0.5 Million Wiegand Components have been produced and shipped to customers all over the world.
POSITAL launches the innovative magnetic kit encoderss which is a battery free, built in solution for servomotors or other types of equipment for real-time measurement of rotary position or speed.
VITECTOR debuts their project “Internet of Doors” which uses wireless connection of sensors, door control and periphery via Wireless DataTransmission thereby providing major advantages to all.
China office in Shanghai opened.
The business system of "Mass Customization" is launched.
We acquire wire-conditioning machinery and intellectual property from the Wiegand estate. This leads to a reliable supply of Wiegand wire which improves the manufacturing process and exceptional product quality.
High precision magnetic absolute and incremental offered by POSITAL.
The new computerized database product generator offers more than 125000 encoder articles.
The subsidiary INTACTON is discontinued.
In 2011 our product development cell, CENTITECH, moved to Aachen and our Holding office opened in Heerlen.
Meanwhile, our strong growth rate continuous and our workforce grew to 120 people.
We were able to get back to a growth rate of about 28%. FRABA now employes about 100 people.
In July 2009 the first Asian subsidiary has been opened up in Singapore. However due to the economic crisis our business decreased by 25%.
With the creation of the manufacturing plant (2200 sq m) in Poland, the computerization of manufacturing processes, the new internet-based EDP system, and the foundation of CENTITECH as the first R&D company, the FRABA Group has been able to successfully implement fundamental and future-oriented structural changes.
The Group had circa 90 employees in 2007 and was able to achieve an average growth of 12% despite all the internal endeavors.
POSITAL launches a new line of magnetic multiturn encoders based on a Wiegand Wire Energy Harvesting Technolgy.
Since 2000 FRABA has grown by more than 50% while the workforce has increased to 75 people. The newly established INTACTON GmbH has developed novel contact-free length and velocity sensors and moved into the MST.factory Dortmund.
The FRABA workforce has increased to 60 people. In August 2000 the first foreign subsidiary has been opened up in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
FRABA has completed its turnaround and grows profitably. It employs 50 people of which 30 % are highly trained technical specialists or hold master degrees in electronics, physics, mechanical engineering, or business.
The first Optical Safety Edges (OSE) are launched.
Dr. Achim and Christian Leeser and Axel Wiemann take over the company. By now the workforce had decreased to 110 people. With a new management team the new owners completely restructure the company into a group of three independent companies combined by a common Mission and Guiding Principles.
After several bad decisions and missed chances, one nephew sells his shares to his cousin. FRABA employs about 200 people now.
FRABA introduces one of the first optical absolute rotary encoders.
FRABA sells its medical systems division to the Braun, Melsungen company.
Mr. Baumgartner retires at the age of eighty, two nephews take over. FRABA employs 400 people now.