The company history of ABEL Gruppe

ABEL Gruppe: in more than 100 years from electrical engineering to future-oriented technologies

How do you turn a one-man electrical company at the heart of Upper Bavaria into a Germany-wide technology company with over 700 internal and external staff members? In hindsight it was a consistent path the family company took since its founding year 1912. Much may have changed in the meantime, but the company's values have remained the same - as well as its passion and pioneer spirit. Company founder Dominikus Abel and his son, Hermann Abel I., brought electricity to the region and supplied customers with electricity and electrical appliances. The development into a transregional company came when Hermann Abel II. took over the company in 1968. Together with his brother Walter he shifted the company's focus to radio technology and soon turned ABEL into the market leader in Southeast Bavaria. Since 1993, ABEL has been concentrating on services for radio access networks and electrical engineering, acquiring competence in automation technology for commercial and industrial applications, building services engineering, as well as power engineering and energy supplies. In 2002 ABEL expanded its portfolio to include photovoltaics and biogas plants.

1912

In 1912, at the age of 27 years, Dominikus Abel founds his electrical installation enterprise in Engelsberg. 

1927

Dominikus Abel builds a residential and office building at Garchinger Strasse in Engelsberg opening an automotive repair shop next to the electrical shop. .

1945

The company is taken over by his son Hermann Abel I. and the electrical shop is expanded to include a specialized radio and television retail shop. As technical director of the E-cooperative, Hermann Abel senior actively promoted the electrification of Engelsberg.

1968

Hermann Abel II. takes over the electrical, radio and television company.

1970

Hermann Abel II and his brother Walter expand the company to include specialized radio technology.

1979

Transfer of the company to Babinger Hof as the new operational facility.

1993

ABEL Company is expanded to include services in the radio access sector.

1995

Hermann Abel II. transfers management of the company to the fourth generation.

2002

ABEL Elektrotechnik becomes an independent company. The company takes up its operations in the regenerative energies sector (planning and construction).

2004

Founding of ABEL Mobilfunk GmbH & Co. KG as an independent company. The company takes up its activities in the regenerative energies sector (project development). .

2008

Founding of ABEL ReTec GmbH & Co. KG for concentration of all activities in the regenerative energies sector within ABEL Gruppe.

2010

Founding of ABEL Energiepark GmbH for operation of company-owned plants (photovoltaics and biogas).