• Founding of the company
    (clock factory) in Triberg/Black Forest, Germany.

    Bühler Motor is one of the pioneers for
    electric motors. Founded in 1855 as a clock factory
    in the Black Forest in Germany by the brothers Adolf and
    Karl Heinrich Bühler, it needed to maintain
    high standards of technical precision from the start.

    Bühler Motor still reflects its Black Forest origins
    in its logo today:
    The Bühler fir tree.

    Bühler Motor: A success story.

    From the Black Forest clock to modern drive technology.

    1855
  • Purchase of the company by the
    great-great-grandfather of today’s partners.

    Purchase of the company by Josef Furtwängler,
    the great-great-grandfather of
    today’s partners. At this point in time
    the company changed its name. The new name:
    Gebrüder Bühler Nachfolger.

    Before the turn of the century, clockwork motors for
    the toy industry were added to the product range.

    Bühler Motor: A success story.

    From the Black Forest clock to modern drive technology.

    1892
  • We wanted to get closer to our customers.

    To be closer to our customers in the up-and-coming
    toy industry, production was moved in
    1925 to Nuremberg, which remains the
    headquarters of Bühler Motor today.

    Bühler Motor: A success story.

    From the Black Forest clock to modern drive technology.

    1925
  • 100 years after it was founded, Bühler produced its first
    electric motor.

    This was the “brass motor”. Curiosity and
    a willingness to change, but also the desire
    for absolute precision, unconditional quality and
    an outstanding engineering performance were
    the motivating factors to succeed.

    Bühler Motor: A success story.

    From the Black Forest clock to modern drive technology.

    1955
  • First automobile applications for
    the Us market:

    In 1964, with the drive for the legendary UHER 4000 Report L portable tape recorder, Bühler Motor became one of the pioneers of the brushless DC motor for the broadcasting and music industry. Five years later, a 30 mm DC motor for an 8-track tape recorder was installed for the first time in a motor vehicle for Delco Electronics, USA.

    Bühler Motor: A success story.

    From the Black Forest clock to modern drive technology.

    1969
  • From 1974, Bühler started to expand internationally
    and opened its first production plant in North America.

    This was then followed by further locations such as the Czech Republic, Mexico, China and Japan.

    Bühler Motor: A success story.

    From the Black Forest clock to modern drive technology.

    1974
  • Bühler Motor with its own production plant and
    mirror transmission assembly in the People’s Republic of China.

    A year later, the subsidiary Bühler Motor Limited was
    founded in Hong Kong.

    Bühler Motor: A success story.

    From the Black Forest clock to modern drive technology.

    1998
  • The first product with its own integrated electronics:

    The 50 W auxiliary water pump. Development of a pioneering, sensorless sine-wave commutation. The focus: quieter running and improved efficiency. Today, we can also offer all the normal diagnostic functions and communication interfaces that the market required.

    Bühler Motor: A success story.

    From the Black Forest clock to modern drive technology.

    2009
  • All the electrical components for
    for comfort solutions for aircraft seating from one source.

    After years of close collaboration, Dornier Technologie Systems GmbH becomes part of the Bühler Motor Group
    and now operates under Bühler Motor Aviation GmbH. The product range covers actuators, power supplies, electronic, control panels, pneumatic systems and customized lighting.

    Highlight: The PAXCOM seat adjustment and control system as an innovative complete system with completely integrated components.

    Bühler Motor: A success story.

    From the Black Forest clock to modern drive technology.

    2017
  • Today, Bühler Motor is a dynamic, family-owned company that has made its name worldwide as a manufacturer of customized drive solutions.

    Bühler Motor looks ahead for its customers and stays abreast of technological changes in the relevant markets. From the Black Forest clock through aircraft seat adjustment systems to autonomous mobility – Bühler Motor is always there.

    Bühler Motor: A success story.

    From the Black Forest clock to modern drive technology.

    Today

Milestones for Bühler Motor

History of product developments

2017

bFlow O family – oil pumps for applications such as coasting, start/stop, hybrid driving

2016

Electric gear oil pump

2015

PAXCOM: Seat actuators and control system “flies” for the first time with Jiatai and Ipeco

2014

bFlow C family – auxiliary water pumps for efficient heat management

2013

Market entry with near-patient drug delivery devices

2012

First EC motor for SCR (selective catalytic reduction, AdBlue®)

2010

First EC motor in transmission

2004

First transmission application (Getrag, Smart ForFour)

2003

First auxiliary water pump

2002

First aircraft application (seat actuators - Recaro)

1998

First oil pump motor and first application powertrain/all-wheel

1976

First BLDC motor in Uher “4000 Report” tape recorder

1969

First automotive application for Delco, USA: Drive for auto recorder and floppy disk drive.

1955

First Bühler electric motor, known as the “brass motor“

 

 

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