History

HISTORY


1945

Foundation of the firm “Dr Heinz Müller, Werkstatt für Eletrotechnik“ by Dr Heinz Müller in a small barn in Heskem near Marburg. 

1950

The repository capacitor circuit was invented. Begin of the production of electric fence energisers used with low maintenance dry-cell batteries for the first time. 

1952

Implementing of the new firm „horizont gerätewerk Dr Heinz Müller“ in Korbach and winning the DLG award for the development of the dry-cell battery energiser U30/l.

1956

With the development of the battery driven energiser “Ultra-Automatic S” with a high-pressure die casting case, one of the most successful products on the market is born.

1968

Build-up of the Europe-wide operating division “Verkehrssicherungstechnik“ with the development and production of special lamps for road safety.

1974

Dipl.-Ing. Robert Müller and his brother Dr Rudolf Müller took over the management board after the death of their father.

1975

horizont introduces the lamp “Optima” for road safety as the first battery driven mass lamp.

1977

"horizont signaltechnik" was established as distribution company for road safety products.

1982

The newly developed "Horimaster" electric fryer with a patented 4-fold efficiency is the worldwide sales success of the 80s.

1988

"horizont agrartechnik" was established as distribution company for electric fencing and agricultural technology products.

1992

"horizont ROLOS" was established in Poland as production facility for electric fencing accessories and as distribution company in Eastern Europe.

1993

A new high bay warehouse for more than 3.600 palette-storing positions was put into operation.

2001

With the takeover of the firm “KLEMMFIX” the division “signaltechnik” grows into a worldwide leading company in the area "Mobiler Verkehrsleittechnik".

2006

The intelligent "horiSMART"-devices were brought successfully on the market with turbo after delay. These devices have the possibility to switch to higher energy after approximately 60 seconds if a disturbance in the fence is detected.

2007

The firms HOTLINE ELECTRIC FENCING Ltd. (Great Britain), CLAIR d.o. (Slovenia) und ADIC (France) were integrated into the horizont group.

2009

Dipl.-Kfm. Steffen Müller leads the “Division gerätewerk” as managing director in the 3rd generation.

2010

Introduction of a GPRS controlled tracking system "HOT" for mobile warning trailers and LED advanced warning lamps.

2013

The intelligent “GPS/SMS”-devices were introduced to the market with integrated status messaging, radio control and alarm message per SMS if a change in location is detected.

2015

70 years of horizon! This was celebrated with a gigantic "open day", which attracted many visitors!

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2016

horizont introduces a new corporation-wide logo. Subcompanies in England concentrate their activities. At the EuroTier horizont presents their new SMART-fencing series.