Vossloh Kiepe - yesterday and today
|2012||Vossloh Kiepe acquires the UK-based engineering firm Transys
Projects Ltd. (TPL) and changed the corporate name to Vossloh Kiepe UK
|2011||Order for 31 new vehicles for the suspension railway in
|2010||Vossloh Kiepe invests in solar collectors at her premises in
Düsseldorf. Vossloh Kiepe Main Line Technology develops the first
traction system for the new Vossloh diesel-electric locomotive DE
|2009||Vossloh Kiepe acquires the Swiss Company APS and establishes the Vossloh Kiepe Main Line Technology. The public services Munich order 50 tram trains with electronic of Vossloh Kiepe. The first two Hybrid Buses from Kiepe and Hess are sold to Luxemburg.|
|2008||Vossloh Kiepe expands its production capacity in Düsseldorf. Manchester, UK, orders 40 sets of traction equipment for low-floor trams.|
|2007||The world’s first 24-m double-articulated hybrid bus is equipped with a new modular hybrid drive from Vossloh Kiepe. Milan orders the first batch of hybrid trolleybuses to reduce energy consumption.|
|2006||Vossloh Kiepe celebrates its 100th anniversary. To mark the jubilee the book "100 Years of Kiepe—Innovation that Moves" is published.|
|2004||Vancouver orders from Vossloh Kiepe 228 sets of trolleybus equipment for the Olympic city 2010.|
|2003/2004||Delivery of 142 trolleybuses to the municipality of Athens.|
|2003||Kiepe Elektrik GmbH is renamed Vossloh Kiepe GmbH.|
|2002||Contract to deliver 142 sets of trolleybus equipment for the
municipality of Athens, Greece.
The Kiepe Group is now part of Vossloh AG, Werdohl.
|2001||First significant sales success achieved on the target markets of
Italy and North America.
Formation of a sales company in Poland to further implement the strategy of internationalization.
|2000||Strengthening of position in the local public transportation market
through a large order from Cologne: 146 light rail vehicles.
Formation of sales companies in Italy and North America to continue the strategy of internationalization.
|1997/98||Increased internationalization of Kiepe's traction business (orders for Croydon, Kraków, Athens).|
|1996||The European Commission rules that ADtranz (joint venture between the AEG and ABB transport units) sell Kiepe to maintain three electrical traction suppliers in the German market and avoid an oligopoly. Schaltbau AG acquires Kiepe.|
|1995/96||Delivery of the first low-floor trams to Cologne and Düsseldorf.|
|1993||Acquisition of Kiepe Group by AEG's business sector for traction
Delivery of the first trams to Bremen and Vienna.
|1988||Alsthom S.A. (later GEC-Alsthom N.V.) acquires Kiepe stake from
ACEC S.A. Successful repositioning of Kiepe in the traction
business for LRV's.
Joint R&D project to develop the first 100% low-floor tram (for Bremen).
|1973||Belgium’s ACEC S.A. takes over the family business.
Increasing orientation toward the traction equipment market. Kiepe's first step toward new electronic technologies.
|1952-73||Establishment of an international group of companies with a focus on traffic and transportation.|
|1959||Establishment of the subsidiary Kiepe Bahn und Kran Electric Ges.mbH, Vienna.|
|1952||An order of 700 trolleybuses for Argentina leads to international recognition. The buses themselves are built by Daimler-Benz, MAN and Henschel.|
|1950/51||Orders received for complete traction equipment. Manufacture of
complete electro-pneumatic contactor controls for trolleybus
Product range extended to propulsion systems with AC traction motors for trams.
|1945||Successful re-start with 50 employees for the following lineup: reconditioning of complete overhead lines, manufacture of mine locomotives, cranes, and industrial equipment.|
|1940||Manufacture of complete drum controllers, resistors and other devices for urban transportation. Increase of employees to 70.|
|1922||Move to new premises in Düsseldorf-Reisholz. Switches are added to the manufacturing range. Specialization on contactors for manually operated switches used in Germany and abroad.|
|1906||Establishment of a "special workshop for the repair of electrical-arc lamps" by Theodor Kiepe in Düsseldorf, Steinstrasse 39.|