1945

Establishment of Heinrich Kissling GmbH & Co. KG in Boeblingen.
A small craft enterprise, manufacturing and sales of electrical products. 

1951

Heinrich Kissling invents the first mircoswitch for industrial applications and is awarded as a new supplying partner to IBM.

1958

Relocation of Heinrich Kissling GmbH & Co. KG, Wildberg.
Kissling group’s head-quarters located in Germany.

1961

Development and production of metal housed switches.

1967

Development and production of proximity switches.

1973

Development and production of toggle switches.

1977

Development and production of relays, 1000A for heavy duty vehicles.

1980 

Development and production of relays for commercial vehicles.

1985

Development and production of relays for commercial vehicles.

1998

Formation of "Kissling Elektrotechnik" by the current shareholders.
Integration of "Kissling Slovensko Sro." as an expansion for production and assembly activities for Kissling Elektrotechnik.

1999

Formation of "Kissling Service GmbH" and acquisition of the "military business unit" of the insolvent PSK Scherer in Koblenz.
Kissling Service GmbH core competencies are vehicle installations, overhaul, project management and cable harness production.

2000

Development and production of environmentally sealed battery disconnectors.

2001

Formation of the U.S. distribution, "Kissling Electrotec Incorporated.

2003

Development and production of bi-stable relay’s with electronics.
Development and production of the ADR master switches integrated on dangerous goods vehicles.

Formation of "Kissling Swiss AG switches" in Weinfelden, Switzerland.
The activities are production, consulting and sale of Kissling products mainly for export markets.

2005

Development and production of customized plunger switches for gearboxes and axles.

2008

Development and production of standard relays with electronics.
Development and production of relays with CAN-BUS system.

2012

Development and production of high voltage relays for new application areas.

2016

Establishment of a new and additional production facility in Calw, near the headquarters in Wildberg.

 

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