Bühler Motor

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Bühler Motor Group
Type Group
Industry Drive technology
Founded 25 June 1925
Headquarters Nuremberg, Germany
Key people Peter Muhr, President & CEO
Products DC/BLDC motors and gear motors
Revenue approx. 185 million (2011)
Employees approx. 1650 (2012)
Website www.buehlermotor.com

Bühler Motor is a company based in Nuremberg, Germany that develops, manufactures and markets mechatronic drive components.

It has approximately 1650 employees at eight locations in Europe, the USA and Asia, and supplies to the automotive industry (e.g. the drivetrain area, engine and passenger compartments, interior), to the aviation industry (aircraft seat adjustment systems) and to general industries (e.g. medical technology, vending machines, paper handling, building automation systems).

Bühler Motor is certified for its quality management system under ISO/TS 16949:2002 and for its environmental management system under DIN EN ISO 14001:2004.[citation needed] The Nuremberg and Monheim locations are also certified for its medical management system under EN ISO13485:2003/AC:2009 since 2011.[citation needed]

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  • 1855 Company founded (clock manufacturer) by brothers Adolf and Karl Heinrich Bühler in Triberg/Black Forest
  • 1892 Company purchased (MBO) by the great-grandfather of current partner, Josef Furtwängler (1862 – 1926); the company is renamed “Gebrüder Bühler Nachfolger”
  • 1925 Moved production of drive technology to Nuremberg under the trade name “Gebrüder Bühler Nachfolger GmbH”
  • 1951 First Bühler motor, so-called "brass motor"
  • 1954 Start of electric motor production in Nuremberg
  • 1960 Opened new factory in Monheim, Bavaria
  • 1969 First automotive applications for Delco Electronics, USA
  • 1974 Opened Buehler Motor Inc., USA in Kinston, North Carolina
  • 1983 Headquarters, development center and second production site for USA opened in Cary, North Carolina
  • 1994 Opened production plant Buehler Motor s.r.o. in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
  • 1998 Changed trade name from Gebrüder Bühler Nachfolger GmbH to Bühler Motor GmbH
  • 1998 Opened subsidiary Buehler Motor Ltd. in Hong Kong with production site in Hui Zhou, China
  • 2002 Opened production plant for motors and gear motors in Chihuahua, Mexico
  • 2003 Production moved from Kinston, USA to Mexico
  • 2006 Acquired AMTL UK from Dana Corp. and opened the development site Buehler Motor UK Ltd. in Andover, Hampshire
  • 2007 Opened Buehler Motor Zhuhai Ltd., PR China, production moved from Hui Zhou to Zhuhai
  • 2009 Opened North American Tech Center (NATC) in Morrisville, North Carolina, USA
  • 2012 Opened Sales office in Shanghai, PR China (Buehler Motor Zhuhai Ltd.)

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