Year 1911. Wilhelm Binder and business partner Rudolf Moog from Germany founded W. Binder company. It buys Moog in 1913 and moves to larger facilities.
In 1920, Binder combined electromagnetic induction with the sensitive components of his company, shifting the company’s focus to electromagnetics.
In 1938, a revolutionary magnet for aircraft hydraulics was developed. After World War II, the company invests in completely rebuilding the dilapidated Binder factory and then relocates to its new facilities in 1951.
In 1997, the Binder Group was acquired by Dutch ‘Schuttersveld N.V.
Hahn Magnet was acquired in 1999; It specializes in the development and manufacture of solenoids, especially door locking and security technology. The company was established in 1952.
Thoma Magnettechnik was acquired in 2000; Shift-lock and holding solenoids company founded in Germany in 1965. Currently part of Kendrion’s Industrial Actuators and Controls unit in Donaueschingen.
In mid-2001, the name “Schuttersveld” was rebranded as “Kendrion”.
Kendrion Suzhou was acquired in 2005; It specializes in electromagnetic components such as solenoids, clutches and brakes for both Automotive and Industrial segments.
Linnig Antriebstechnik was acquired in 2007; Established in 1971, the German company specializing in electromagnetic fan clutch for buses / coaches has since 1978 developed technologies for electromagnetic propulsion applications of commercial vehicles at the Markdorf plant, now part of Kendrion’s Automotive business unit.
Acquisition of Tri-Tech, LLC in 2008; The first Kendrion factory in the USA to focus on custom electromagnetic design in Mishawaka, Indiana.
Magneta GmbH & Co KG was acquired in 2010; It continues to develop, manufacture and supply electromagnetic clutches and brakes since 2010.
FAS Controls was taken over in 2011; Located in Shelby, North Carolina, USA, FAS Controls operates in the automotive and truck market and supplies high-quality electromagnetic valves in addition to pressure switches and lighting modules.
Kuhnke Automation was acquired in 2013; Kendrion Kuhnke Automation specializes in pneumatics, control technology and electric solenoids and is headquartered in Malente.
Its most important markets are mechanical and apparatus engineering, medical and analysis technology, aircraft interiors, as well as power generation and transportation. Industrial Actuators and Control focuses on the development and supply of highly innovative and technologically sophisticated products for these specific markets.
INTORQ GmbH & Co KG was acquired in 2020; INTORQ is a German market leader in cutting-edge spring brakes. Founded in 2005, the company has production sites in Aerzen (Germany), Atlanta (USA), Shanghai (China) and Pune (India).