2018

Opening of a new site in China, Kunshan, Jiangsu Province.
New location of the trading company BLOCK Electronics Trading, the production facility and the warehouse.

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2017

With globally growing business areas, BLOCK is also expanding responsibility in the area of finance. Lars Ullenboom, longtime General Manager of Finance and Accounting at BLOCK, has been appointed Managing Director Finance and Controlling. In this function, he is also responsible for the six foreign branches of the BLOCK Group.***no title***

2015

Made in USA

Acquirement of  A.J. Smoy Co., Inc. and formation of new manufacturing center BLOCKSMOY, Inc.
Moving into the company-owned building in Franklin Park, Illinois, USA, which becomes the new site for sales company BLOCK USA incl. warehouse and manufacturing center BLOCKSMOY.

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2014

BLOCK celebrates the 75th anniversary.

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2012

Foundation of BLOCK Electronics Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

2009

70 years BLOCK Transformatoren-Elektronik GmbH

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2007

Foundation of BLOCK France SARL
The new production hall is commissioned

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2006

Wolfgang Reichelt receives the Lord Kelvin Award 2006

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2005

Company management team expanded: Alongside Wolfgang Reichelt as Chief Executive, his son Jörg Reichelt assumes responsibility for Production and Materials Management, while Udo Leonhard Thiel is put in charge of Development and Sales & Marketing. 

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2002

Redesign of company logo

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2001

Foundation of BLOCK Danmark ApS

2000

Start of investments in Asia and the foundation of both BLOCK USA L.P. and BLOCK Belgium C.V.

1999

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Opening of the EMC lab and the R&D centre, as well as expansion of the production area

1997

Production of the first switched mode power supply

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1996

New logistics centre and the foundation of both BLOCK UK LTD.

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1993

Company certified to DIN EN ISO 9001 

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1991

Production of the first EMC filter

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1987

New production site in Max-Planck-Straße

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1985

BLOCK Transformatoren-Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG is founded

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1981

CSA approval opens up the North American market to us 

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1979

First VDE approval mark issued 

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1977

Development of a range of flat transformers and introduction into vacuum casting 

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1973

New premises constructed "An der Kleinbahn"  

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1971

Wolfgang Reichelt assumes ownership of the company Alfred Block 

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1950

6-circuit super valve radio, Verden model  

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1939

Company founded by Alfred Block 

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