The company founder: Mr Eugen Forschner
The company founder: Mr Eugen Forschner

An excellent past 

Forschner was founded by Eugen Forschner in 1948 and started out with a focus on the manufacture of precision turned parts. In the 1960s, the company began with the production of electromechanical components, and this was followed about thirty years later by cabling systems and on-board wiring systems for commercial vehicles. This diversification, combined with entry into new product sectors, created the basis for sustainable growth. The 2,500 Forschner employees around the world are continuing to set themselves high standards, as proven by numerous supplier awards. 

Milestones since 1948 

1948

Founded by Eugen Forschner, Aixheim, Germany

1972

Move to nearby Spaichingen, Germany

1990

Q1 Award, Ford

1992

Supplier of the Year, Bosch (sector K3)

1994

The company founds its first foreign subsidiary: Forschner spol. s.r.o., Uherské Hradiste, Czech Republic

1996

Nomination for Citaro 1 on-board wiring system

1998

A production hall is purchased, and Forschner PTM GmbH is founded in Mahlstetten, Germany

1999

Forschner PTZ spol s.r.o is founded in Otrokovice, Czech Republic

2001

Forschner Kablo Sistemeleri Ltd. is founded in Istanbul, Turkey

The company headquarters moves to a new building in Spaichingen, Germany

2003

Forschner Ukraine TOB is founded in Svalyava

2003/2004

Supplier Award, Philips Medical Systems

2005

The company becomes even more international with the foundation of the joint venture Ningbo Forschner Auto Harness in China

2008

Daimler Supplier Award

Patent FOR-blue

2009

Patent FOR-hybrid

2010

Nomination for Citaro 2 on-board wiring system

SCR for Audi A6/Q5

2011

Official opening of the new building at the Uherské Hradiste site, Czech Republic

2012

Nomination for NCR

2013

Serial production begins of the high-voltage on-board wiring system

Construction of a Technology Center in Spaichingen, Germany

2014

Foundation of Forschner Slovakia s.r.o.

Foundation of Forschner Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V.

We know ... 

... how our past experience can help us learn for the future.