Kronach-Neuses – Visibility Systems

The Valeo site in Kronach-Neuses is the only production site for wiper systems in Germany.

From an organizational point of view, the “wiper plant” at the site in Bietigheim-Bissingen also comprises the site in Kronach-Neuses, where link rods and wiper systems are manufactured. This is the only production site of wiper systems in Germany in the industry.

The Kronach-Neuses site, which has been in operation since 1948 and is part of the Visibility Systems Business Group, currently employs 140 people. Their focus is on the production of complete wiper systems with the components rods, link rods and wiper bearings.

Key figures at end 2022

  • 0

    employees

  • 0

    nationalities

  • 0  yr.

    founding year

The focus at the site

  • Production of wiper systems

Products at the site 

  • Complete wiper systems with the components
    • Rods
    • Link rods
    • Wiper bearings

History

1948
1963
1970
1972
1977-1979
1979-1982
1986
1993
1998
1999
2000
2002
2007
2010
2011
2013
2016

1948

Founded as the Kronach-Neuses spinning and weaving mill

1963

Production of high-quality cotton textiles

1970

Acquisition by SWF with headquarters in Bietigheim-Bissingen

1972

Acquisition by ITT Corporation

1977-1979

Closure of the textile factory with simultaneous end of textile production

1979-1982

Relocation of complete lighting production from Bietigheim-Bissingen to Kronach-Neuses

1986

Construction and start of production of the wiper plant

1993

Foundation of ITT Automotive Europe GmbH

1998

Acquisition by Valeo

1999

Split into two independent plants: lighting and wipers

2000

Expansion of the wiper plant in Kronach-Neuses: new goods receiving and dispatch area

2002

Introduction of internal goods delivery with small trains

2007

Construction of a gate between the production hall and the empties hall

2010

Separation of the factory premises: Valeo and MAI (former Valeo lighting plant)

2011

25th anniversary of the wiper plant

2013

Construction of a new empties hall

2016

Start with driverless forklifts

Contact

Telephone
+49 9261 4070

Information on the town
www.kronach.de

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