ABUS History


2016

 

Commissioning of the exhibition and seminar center KranHaus and the associated administrative building

2011

Construction of a 15,000 m² factory in Gummersbach-Herreshagen to produce large standard EOT cranes

2007

Completion of new office building at headquarters in Gummersbach–Lantenbach
Purchase of a larger industrial area in Gummersbach for a production plant where larger EOT cranes and wire rope hoists should be constructed

2006–2007

Launch of the modular generation of end carriages

2006

Foundation of a subsidiary company for product distribution and service in Poland

2005

Production of the 100,000th wire rope hoist

2002–2005

Introduction of the ABUCompact modular chain hoist

2002

Standard range development into the 100 tonne SWL crane market segment

2001

Foundation of a subsidiary company for product distribution and service in France
Launch of the ABUS radio remote control system Mini-RC

2000

Production of the 100,000th chain hoist

1999

Launch of the light chain hoist ABUCompact GMC
Introduction of the ABUS electronic load indication system LIS-SE

1997

Foundation of a subsidiary company for product distribution and service in China (Shanghai)
Construction of a 11,000 m² factory in Gummersbach-Lantenbach to produce standard EOT cranes with a capacity of more than 4000 overhead travelling cranes a year

1996

Foundation of a subsidiary company for product distribution and service in the Netherlands

1995

Introduction of the ABUS push button pendant control

1994

Foundation of a subsidiary company for product distribution and service in both Spain and the UK

1993

Foundation of a subsidiary company for product distribution and service in Sweden

1989

Construction of the factory in Marienheide-Rodt to be used as distribution centre as well as for the production of jib cranes and the light crane system (HB system)

1987

New development centre in Marienheide (close to Gummersbach) 

1984

Launch of the ABUS chain hoists and the HB-System

1982

Introduction of the ABUS wire rope hoists

1974

Start of the development of own crane components (end carriages with ABUS centralised drive AZ)

1965

Construction of the first factory in Gummersbach-Lantenbach

1965

Company foundation by Werner Bühne in Wetter a. d. Ruhr

ABUS Kransysteme GmbH
Sonnenweg 1
D-51647 Gummersbach

P.O. BOX 10 01 62
D-51601 Gummersbach

Phone: +49 2261 37-0
Fax: +49 2261 37–247

info@abuscranes.com