Mobil Elektronik steering in the right direction


The managing directors and owners Helmut Klugesherz (left) and his son Klaus Klugesherz (right)

Mobil Elektronik, a specialist in auxiliary steering systems for special vehicles, recorded an above-average growth rate in 2015. “2015 was a very successful year for us,” said Klaus Klugesherz, managing director and owner of Mobil Elektronik. The turnover increased by more than 17% from 2014 to €21m (US$ 24m).

The EHLA product range grew significantly. The EHLA (Elektro-Hydraulische Lenk Anlage in German) system offers comprehensive solutions for steering rear axles for commercial vehicles, buses, trailers and other special vehicles with public roads use approval. With this technology, Mobil Elektronik says it is world market leader, with 45 years of experience.

The growth is due to the strong demand for special vehicles. Beside the positive development of existing accounts, the company was able to acquire numerous new customers. Germany and Europe still provide the largest share of sales, but new accounts have also been created in Turkey, the USA and Asia.

Therefore, owner Klaus Klugesherz looks to the future positively: “Our systems are proven, reliable and have been established worldwide as a reference.”

Company founder Helmut Klugesherz, 73 years old and still active in the business, handed over the management of the company to his successor, his son Klaus Klugesherz. Klaus Klugesherz, who has worked with the company for more than 20 years, sees the company as well prepared for the future in this emerging niche market of auxiliary steering systems for special vehicles.

The family business from Langenbeutingen, Germany, started more than 45 years ago as a small engineering office and has evolved into an internationally acting company with 110 employees. It’s motto is ‘The System is more than just the sum of its components’.

Introducing the first steer-by-wire application for heavy load vehicles in 1973, Mobil Elektronik has played a pioneering role in system technology for mobile automation. Early on it became clear that a safe and reliable system is more than the sum of individual components – in consequence, the core competences safety, technology and system engineering have been extended continuously.

May 20, 2016

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