First activities in the automobil sector. Delivery of a high performance ignition system to Audi AG.
Development and first production of a revelutionary product: the short-travel switch. First application is the window lift pushbutton in Audi.
First deal with Ferrari. Switches for the Ferrari 456 GT.
Spin-off and relocation of the Busch-Jaeger car electrics to Hamm. Busch-Jaeger is organised as a profit centre.
Best business year in corporate history of Busch Jaeger Car Electrics.
At the end of the year Busch-Jaeger GmbH sells it’s autocar line to the group of investors 3i.
Begin of independence under the name of Automotive GmbH.
New product lines with more than 150 variants were developed.
Defond becomes partner to BJA and keeps a share of 85%.
Defond becomes the owner of BJA.
BJA and Defond (DAC) act together in the automotive business.
BJA is certified according to ISO / TS 16949.