Our History

FTE automotive since 1943

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1943

FAG Kugelfischer relocates parts of production to the newly founded subsidiary plant in Ebern

1954

Start of production and delivery of hydraulic brake parts

1955

First participation in the International Motor Show in Frankfurt

1970

Start of series production of clutch master cylinders

1975

Start of series delivery of Brake boosters

1988

Development of a world innovation: the Anti-locking Brake System (ABS) for motorcycles

1990

Commissioning of the new automated Warehouse-Assembly-Dispatch center

1992

Foundation of a new plant in Mühlhausen in Thuringia – FTE automotive Möve GmbH

1993

Sale of the company by FAG. Henceforth independent company with the name "Fahrzeug Technik Ebern" or FTE automotive

1997

Foundation of the first international plant in Mexico – FTE Mexicana S.A. de C.V.

1998

Installation of a production in Brazil – FTE Industria e Comercio Ltda.

1999

Construction and foundation of FTE automotive systems GmbH in Ebern-Fischbach

2003

Foundation of the Joint Venture "APG-FTE automotive Co. Ltd." in Hangzhou, China

2004

Acquisition of the company Automotive Products Inc., USA (Auburn Hills) Today: FTE automotive USA Inc.

2004

Foundation of the plant FTE automotive Slovakia s.r.o. (Presov)

2005

Foundation of the plant FTE automotive Czechia s.r.o. (Podborany)

2009

Foundation of the plant FTE automotive (Taicang) Co. Ltd.

2011

Foundation of the Joint Venture SFMC, in Presov (Slovakia) for reconditioning of brake calipers for the aftermarket