History

1974
Establishment: Harry Bertrandt opens an engineering office in the Swabian town, Möglingen.
End of the 1970s
Automotive development: entry into the design of vehicle components.
1980
Establishment of first office: Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro GmbH in Sindelfingen.
1982-2011
Expansion in Germany, Europe and the USA. Further additions to our range of services, for example Rapid Prototyping, modelling, testing, vehicle construction.
1993
Management buy-out: Dietmar Bichler and Heinz Kenkmann acquire the shares held by Harry Bertrandt.
1996
Stock exchange listing: The listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange on the regular market.
1997
Segment change 1: New market.
1999
Complete development: First driving prototype.
2000
Entrance into the aviation engineering: Subsidiary opens in Hamburg.
2001-04
Equity participation: 2001 Porsche 25.01 per cent. 2004 ThyssenKrupp 25.2 per cent.
2001
New executive committee structure: Dietmar Bichler becomes CEO.
2003
Segment change 2: Prime Standard, Automobile.
2004
Strategy and organizational alignment: Cross-linking know-how through group wide organised competence centres, new services along the automotive value-added chain.
2005
Aviation: New Bremen subsidiary.
2007
New industries: Supporting Services for customers in the electrical engineering, energy, mechanical/plant engineering and medical technology sectors.
2008
Major shareholdings: Porsche 25.01 per cent (since 2001); LBBW Unternehmensgruppe (SüdKB) 24.99 per cent.
2009
Stock exchange: Bertrandt share in SDAX.
2011
Major shareholders: Porsche 25.01 per cent (since 2001); LBBW Group 5.29 per cent; Boysen 14.9 per cent; management/employees 13.88 percent. Expansion of our range of services relating to all aspects of electromobility.
2012
Targeted expansion of facilities and range of technologies along the entire process chain of product development.
Since 2013
Further expansion of our range of services relating to all aspects of the market trends of environmentally friendly mobility, safety, comfort and connectivity.