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Photo OnePape & Olbertz is one of the leading manufacturers of starters, resistors and switchgears for industry.
Our innovative medium-sized enterprise offers customer-specific solutions as a basis of mutual success.

We act with responsibility towards our customers, suppliers and employees.

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Through the ages
Facts and figures
Managing Director   Thomas Streich
Share capital   T EUR 210,300
Headquarters   Pulheim
Company premises   6576 m²
Turnover   approx. EUR 3.0 million
Employees   23

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1919   Company founded by engineers
Ludwig Pape and Hans Olbertz , new name
Pape & Olbertz Fabrik elektrischer Schaltgeräte GmbH
1945   Efferen factory ruins reconstructed

1948   Production of starters, rheostats and resistors

1960   Production site expanded, new offices constructed

1971   Company taken over by Florian Bauer, new name
Pape & Olbertz Fabrik elektrischer Schaltgeräte GmbH u. Co. KG
1975   Production plant expanded

1982   Production taken over from Adler Hanover

1986   Cooperation agreement with AEG for the manufacture
of railway and industrial resistors
1991   Took over production of AEG resistance devices

1998   MBO by all employees, new name
Pape & Olbertz Schaltgeräte und Widerstände GmbH
1999   Brand license agreement with the legal successors of AEG.
production and direct distribution of AEG resistance products
2007   New location, moved into new company premises in Pulheim

2009   90-year company anniversary

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Images from over 90 years of existence