After more than 30 years, founder and CEO Hansueli Koster steps down. Manuel Inauen, previously Deputy CEO, is appointed as the new CEO as part of an orderly succession process.|
The high demand, due to megatrends such as e-mobility, sensor technology or the next level of automation in industry, among others, is causing the company to grow to over 650 employees.
|2020||Due to the Corona pandemic, the 30th anniversary of the company cannot be celebrated properly. The economic upheavals, on the other hand, leave no traces.|
|2019||KUK Coils (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is founded in the northwest of Bangkok and mainly produces small coils for sensor and medical applications.|
KUK Wijdeven is founded with the acquisition of Wijdeven Inductive Solutions BV in the Netherlands. With around 40 new employees, KUK Group now employs over 550 people in 5 countries.|
Move into the new building in Slovakia with new 4´000 m².
|2017||KUK Coils France SARL in Bitschwiller-lès-Thann is established with the acquisition of the activities of JMF Elec.|
KUK restructures Sales. Sales is structured by the industries in the business divisions of Automotive, Medicine & Sensors, and Industry.|
KUK China Ltd. moves into a new building. This doubles the production space to over 4,000 m2.
KUK Electronic AG founds new sales company in Chemnitz (Germany) in collaboration with Vogt AG, Losdorf.
25th anniversary of the firm|
The production data management system is implemented at all locations.
Automation is expanded with additional machines for coils and bonding varnish technology.
Commissioning of the fully automated warehouse at the Appenzell site.|
The warehouse software developed in-house is linked to KUKs ERP system, providing online access to all goods.'
|2011||In China new coils are overmoulded with plastic. Two vertical Engel injection moulding machines are used for this purpose. This technology facilitates the production of coils with greater external requirements. The service life of the coils is substantially extended as a result.|
Establishment of KUK Coils Slovakia s.r.o. with the acquisition of the activities of ZTS Elektronika ES in Nová Dubnica, Slovakia. This enables KUK to increase its capacities by 80 employees and its production surfaces by 1500 square meters. KUK Slovakia possesses vast know-how in the production of transformers, chokes, and toroidal cores.|
KUK Electronic AG reach the IATF/ISO 16949:2009 certification – the quality management standard for vendors to the automotive industry.
Certification according to ISO 14001:2004.|
Expansion on Industriestrasse 10, Appenzell to 4,800 square meters.
|2004||Official opening of KUK (China) Co. Ltd., Shanghai in the presence of the Swiss consul and the owners in October 2004.|
|2003||Following an intensive planning and construction phase, the company moves to its new premises on Industriestrasse 10 in the summer of 2003, which cover 3,000 square meters. The official opening in October 2003 – which is attended by customers, employees, authorities, and the public at large – is a highlight in the company history up to now.|
|2001||KUK Electronic AG is certified by SWISO according to ISO 9001:2000. As KUK had already been documenting its quality for years, the market pressure to certify was relatively slight.|
|2000||The capacity of the production plant on Hoferbad 12, Appenzell is stretched to its limit. The company management contemplates moving to new production facilities or a new location.|
|1995||Entry into the Automotive market and start of fully automatic production.|
|1993||In 1993, KUK Electronic AG starts building its own production facilities.|
As early as in the year of its founding, KUK Electronic AG acquires the P. Knuchel company in Burgdorf. This acquisition will lastingly define the future activity of KUK: specialization in coil manufacture.|
On October 1, 1990, KUK Electronic AG starts its activities in the building of Huber-Lehner AG (today Lehner AG), Hoferbad 12, in Appenzell..
On August 21, 1990 brothers Hansueli and Bruno Koster set up KUK Electronic AG with headquarters in Appenzell. Purpose of the company: Development of hardware and software, production of electronic devices and components, and manufacture and development of test setups.