Quality in Control. Since 1947.

For more than 70 years, we have been setting great things in motion. Join us here in a journey to important stations in our company’s history and discover more than 70 years of radio technology made by HBC.



The first HBC headquarters in Crailsheim in 1947.
Company headquarters 1947
HBC presents the first portable radio-telephone for civil use in Germany in 1950.
1950: Portafon 6
A group photo of the HBC team in 1950. A large order for the Portafon is shown on the right.
The HBC team 1950
1951: Relocation to today’s headquarters in Haller Strasse in Crailsheim.
New headquarters 1951
1963: First radio-controlled storm warning system at Lake Constance.
HBC radio technology at Lake Constance 1963
A glance into the mechanical production at HBC in 1965.
Quality from our own production 1965
In 1968, HBC first presents a radio control for cranes.
HBC crane control 1968
The first HBC control for forestry winches premiered in 1972.
1972: HBC control for forestry winches
In 1975, HBC present their first radio control for hazardous locations.
First Ex radio system 1975
The premiere of the first HBC construction crane control followed in 1978.
1978: HBC construction crane control
With the first spectrum transmitter, HBC starts a bestselling series in 1986 that continues to set standards.
1986: spectrum series
In 1987, HBC presents the first handheld transmitter for the control of industrial cranes with push buttons.
1987: HBC handheld transmitter
Another success story is launched in 1991 with HBC’s micron transmitter. The name micron is still acclaimed in the industry.
micron series 1991
In 1993 HBC first presents a radio control with display for the indication of crane and machine data.
Radio control with data display 1993
With the expansion of the company headquarters in 1995, HBC sets the road for the successful development of the years to come.
1995: Expansion in Crailsheim
A group photo of the HBC team for the 50-year anniversary.
The HBC team 1997
With the introduction of the first patrol transmitter in 2000, HBC starts a bestselling series for forestry applications.
2000: patrol series
Since 2003, the linus series with its award-winning design convinces machine operators.
2003: linus series
In 2005, the first HBC handheld transmitter with display for crane and machine data is launched.
HBC handheld transmitter with data display 2005
Since 2007, the name technos in HBC’s portfolio stands for an elegant, ergonomic design for diverse areas of application.
2007: technos series
In 2007, HBC opens their new production site in Crailsheim with state-of-the-art production technology.
HBC components production 2007
In 2009, the HBC subsidiary HBC-radiomatic, Inc is relocated to their new location in Hebron (Kentucky – Greater Cincinnati).
2009: New location in the USA
In 2010, HBC first presents spectrum D and micron 7, two radio controls with color displays.
2010: HBC radio control with color display
2012: HBC-radiomatic Schweiz AG relocates to the new company headquarters in Othmarsingen (Aargau).
2012: New location in Switzerland
In 2012/2013, HBC expands the production site in Crailsheim.
2012 / 2013: Expansion of production
With the company headquarters and the components production site in Crailsheim, HBC stands ready for the future in the anniversary year 2017.
HBC in the anniversary year 2017
With our new 5" display technology, we offer extended options and numerous innovative features when using HBC radio controls with a color display.
2020. spectrum with 5" color displays.