Milestones

We have provided perfect voltage solutions for more than 80 years.

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.


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.


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.

2014

BLOCK celebrates the 75th anniversary.

2012

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


2009

70 years BLOCK Transformatoren-Elektronik GmbH


2007

Foundation of BLOCK France SARL
The new production hall is commissioned


2006

Wolfgang Reichelt receives the Lord Kelvin Award 2006


2005

Company management team expanded: Alongside Wolfgang Reichelt as Chief Executive, Udo Leonhard Thiel is put in charge of Development and Sales & Marketing. 


2002

Redesign of company logo


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

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


1996

New logistics centre and the foundation of both BLOCK UK LTD


1993

Company certified to DIN EN ISO 9001


1991

Production of the first EMC filter


1987

New production site in Max-Planck-Straße


1985

BLOCK Transformatoren-Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG is founded


1981

CSA approval opens up the North American market to us


1979

First VDE approval mark issued


1977

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


1973

New premises constructed "An der Kleinbahn"


1971

Wolfgang Reichelt assumes ownership of the company Alfred Block


1950

6-circuit super valve radio, Verden model


1939

Company founded by Alfred Block