History

 

1971:

First activities in the automobil sector. Delivery of a high performance ignition system to Audi AG.

1980:

Development and first production of a revelutionary product: the short-travel switch. First application is the window lift pushbutton in Audi.

1992:

First deal with Ferrari. Switches for the Ferrari 456 GT.

1999:

Spin-off and relocation of the Busch-Jaeger car electrics to Hamm. Busch-Jaeger is organised as a profit centre.

2000:

Best business year in corporate history of Busch Jaeger Car Electrics.

2000:

At the end of the year Busch-Jaeger GmbH sells it’s autocar line to the group of investors 3i.

2001:

Begin of independence under the name of Automotive GmbH.

2002/2003:

New product lines with more than 150 variants were developed.

2006:

Defond becomes partner to BJA and keeps a share of 85%.

2008:

Defond becomes the owner of BJA.

2009/2010:

BJA and Defond (DAC) act together in the automotive business.

2010:

BJA is certified according to ISO / TS 16949.