Huf Hulsbeck & Furst GmbH & Co. KG
-The Company is a manufacturer of primarily mechanical and electronic access systems and components for the automotive industry. Its products include mechanical and electronic locking systems, TPMS, and telematic systems.
-The Company is a market leader in mechanical locking systems.
-The Company is privately owned.
Car access authorization systems
-One- or two-direction access systems
-Vehicle access keys
-Integrated car receivers
Driver authorization systems
-Electronic steering column locks
-Key slots with integrated immobilizer
Passive entry systems
-Door handle electronics
-Electronic control units
Door handle systems
-Door handle trim
-Integrated door handle electronics
-Retractable door handles
-Light concepts integrated into door handle
Power tailgate systems
-Tailgate component carriers
Mechanical locking systems
-Mechanical steering column locks
Tire pressure monitoring systems
|Apr. 1908||Ernst Hulsbeck, and August Furst founded a company for manufacturing, buying and selling locks, ornamental hinges, and minor items of iron and brassware in Velbert.|
|1920||First car door lock supplied to Mercedes-Benz.|
|1935||Introduction of zinc die casting method|
|1948||Daimler-Benz, Opel, Ford and VW supplied with outer door handles and keys.|
|1955||1,000,000th beetle leaves production line at VW-each car fitted exclusively with Huf door handles.|
|1969||Introduction of plastic injection moulding method|
|1973||Adam Opel nominates Huf as "Supplier of the Year".
Licensing contract concluded with EOSA in Mexico.
|1975||Magnetic key system is developed and produced by Huf.|
|1979||Magnetic key system is developed and produced by Huf.|
|1983||Licensing contract with SHIROKI Corporation (Toyota supplier); Huf system is employed for nearly every Toyota model.
Founding of Huf Espana S.A.
Construction of Works II in Velbert/Germany
|1986||Founding of Korea-Huf
Series production for Opel: coated, body- colored external door handles
|1987||Founding of Huf UK Ltd.|
|1988||Development and series production of the first remote controlled key (Mercedes Benz) (infra-red)|
|1990||Founding of Karmann Huf, Wisconsin USA (later Huf North America)
Founding of Huf Hulsbeck & Furst GmbH Sachsen
|1991||Quality award Q1 from Ford
Founding of Huf Hulsbeck & Furst Entwicklung Sud (Gunding)
Founding of Huf Portuguesa Lda.
|1992||Korea-Huf is sold|
|1993||"World-wide Supplier of the Year 93" - award by General Motors
Awarded "Value of the Year Supplier" by VW.
|1994||Founding of Yantai Huf Automotive Lock Co Ltd.
Karman-Huf becomes a 100% Huf subsidiary called Huf-Wisconsin Automotive Parts Manufacturing, Corp.
|1995||Founding of Minda Huf Ltd., India
Founding of Huf-Tennessee Automotive Parts Manufacturing, Corp.
AMM Brazil receives license from Huf
Founding of Huf Korea Limited
|1996||First magnesium steering column lock for GM Holden, Australia
Introducing of ID-devices
|1997||Siemens Aktiengesellschaft shares 25.1 % in Huf Hulsbeck & Furst
Certification of QS 9000/VDA 6.1
Development and series production for Mercedes: electronic steering lock
|1998||Founding of Shanghai Huf Liyong Automotive Lock Co. Ltd.
Huf-Wisconsin and Huf-Tennessee merge into Huf North America Automotive Parts Manufacturing Corp.
Development and series production of Keyless Go
|1999||Founding of Huf Netherlands B.V.
Founding of Huf Tools GmbH
|2000||Founding of Huf Polska Sp.z. o.o.
Re-certification of Huf Hulsbeck & Furst, QS-9000/VDA 6.1
'Green Dove Award' certification of Huf UK
|2001||'Green Dove Award' certification of Huf Hulsbeck & Furst
1st electronic ignition switch produced for the 7 series BMW (E65).
Electric Tailgate Latch Actuator in production (Mercedes C-Class Estate and Coupe)
|2002||2,000,000th lock set produced for the 3 series BMW (E46).|
|2007||Foundation of Huf India Private Limited and Japan.|
|2008||Repurchasing shares held by Siemens.
Building Huf Electronics.
Buying Electronic branch from Kiekert.
|2009||Established Yantai Huf Tools Co., Ltd. in China.|
|2010||Established Huf Mexico S de R in Mexico.|
|2011||Acquired a tire pressure monitoring business from BorgWarner BERU Systems.|
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