SECATEC – From Then to Now

Established in 1970, we look back on a long history and on milestones of our activities (excerpt)

1970

  • founded by Mr Christian Lohse in Dusseldorf as a sole proprietorship
  • beginning of reed switch manufacturing for a pneumatic cylinder manufacturer

1972

  • relocating head office to Katzwinkel
  • establishment of Chr. Lohse Berührungslose Schalttechnik GmbH

1980

  • Setting up a hybrid production facility for manufacturing electronic circuits for inductive and capacitive sensors.

1981

  • Inductive and capacitive sensors are added to the product range.

1990

  • Company takeover by a longstanding co-partner.
  • Trading name is changed to SECATEC Berührungslose Schalttechnik GmbH.

1991

  • Expansion of sales activities across Europe.

1992

  • Development, manufacture and sale of electronic magnetic sensors.

1993

  • Ex-approved reed sensors for the petrochemical industry added to the product range.

1994

  • Product range expanded to include special equipment for the agricultural industry.

1998

  • Trading name is changed to SECATEC electronic GmbH.

2001

  • Transmit system patent granted.

2003

  • Initial ISO 9001 certification.

2005

  • Product range expanded to Ex-approved burst sensors.

2012

  • Inductive high-temperature sensors up to +300 °C added to product range.