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50 YEARS OF SUCCESS

era-contact is the world market leader in electrical railway couplings and sets standards for the cable assembly and vehicle cabling sectors.

Since 2000 era-contact is integrated into the aichele GROUP due to the takeover of the FABEG "electrical railway couplings" division (founded in 1928 in Berlin as a subsidiary of AEG). Today, more than 850 employees work at 8 locations on 4 continents.

1928 


Foundation
of FABEG in Berlin Subsidiary of AEG for the manufacture of steam generators and production of electricity to implement electric lighting in locomotives  

1932 

Start of production of coupling systems 

1946 

New foundation of FABEG in Bretten 

1991

Development of coaxial and twinaxial contacts bus and video signal transmission in the Eurotunnel train  

1993

Takeover of FABEG by ABB

1995

Development of Quartax contacts Transmission of Ethernet  

1997

Takeover of FABEG by Schaltbau

2000

Takeover of FABEG by aichele GROUP

2003

Foundation of era-contact Suzhou, China

2004

Development of the era-transceiver ® Transmission of Fast and Gigabit-Ethernet Name change within the framework of restructuring the aichele GROUP  

2006

Foundation of era-contact France (sales office)

2007/8 

Relocation of era-contact China to a new production building 7,800 square metres

2009

Foundation of era-contact USA (sales office)

2010

Relocation of era-contact Tunisia to a new production hall, 3,500 square metres

2013

Start of production in the USA

2014

Acquisition of streicherplast, Denkingen, Germany

2015

Founding of era-contact Turkey in Dilovasi, Istanbul, Turkey

2017

Opening a new manufacturing facility in South Carolina, era-contact USA