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HBC-radiomatic has been synonymous with outstanding quality in radio technology for more than 68
years. Trusting completely in our own ability for innovation and engineering, we have relied on our own
internal product development and manufacturing right from the start.
From a courageous project of two radio pioneers to a high-tech engineering company with worldwide
activities – that is, in a nutshell, the history of HBC-radiomatic GmbH. Over the decades we have
developed and manufactured high-quality radio control systems, which is over 90 percent of the
components for HBC radio controls are produced at the company’s own factory in Crailsheim,
Germany, with the "made by HBC-radiomatic" seal of quality.
Today, HBC radio controls are in demand all around the globe.
A worldwide sales and service network with 7 HBC subsidiaries and more than 40 reliable contacts
guarantees quick availability of HBC products in more than 60 countries.
Huber & Brendel founded in Crailsheim.
Introduction of the Portafon, the first portable radio-telephone for civil use in
Germany, by Huber & Brendel.
Development of the first fully transistorised radio-telephone in Germany, by Huber & Brendel.
Introduction of the first radio-controlled storm warning system at Lake Constance.
Creation of HBC's first radio control for cranes.
Introduction of the first HBC radio system for explosion-protected areas.
Creation of the first HBC radio system with microprocessor control.
Introduction of the first HBC proportional radio control.
Introduction of the first HBC feedback system with LCD.
Founding of HBC-radiomatic, CZ s.r.o in Brno, Czech Republic.
Founding of HBC-radiomatic France in La Wantzenau, France. Founding of HBC-radiomatic,
Inc. in Cincinnati, USA.
The company is given a new legal structure as HBC-radiomatic GmbH.
Founding of HBC-radiomatic Vertriebsgesellschaft GmbH in Dortmund, Germany.
Production of the first CANopen capable HBC radio receivers. Founding of HBC-radiomatic Ibérica,
S.L. in Barcelona, Spain.
Introduction of world's first automatic frequency management system, radiomatic® AFM.
Founding of HBC-radiomatic Schweiz AG in Neuenhof, Switzerland.
Opening of the new HBC component manufacturing facility in Crailsheim.
Founding of HBC-radiomatic Japan K.K. in Osaka, Japan. Opening of the new facility of
HBC-radiomatic, Inc. in Hebron, Kentucky, USA.
Presentation of the new operating concept radiomatic® pilot: radio control by hand movements.
Move of HBC-radiomatic Schweiz AG to their own facilities in Othmarsingen (Zurich metropolitan area).
Founding of HBC-radiomatic India Pvt. Ltd. in Pune, India.