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Company history
Company history
The success story of German post-war industry has been formed by entrepreneurial personalities and families. They have had long-lasting influence on the history of Germany with their bold visions, tireless drive, and entrepreneurial flair. Ernst Blickle was one of the first of these personalities.

1931
1931
Christian Pähr founds “Süddeutsche Elektromotoren Werke”
1945
1945
Ernst Blickle takes over management
1960
1960
SEW-USOCOME SA is founded in Haguenau, France
1965
1965
SEW develops modular concept for gearmotors
1968
1968
SEW founds and expands international assembly plants
1972
1972
Acquisition of the Obermoser Group is completed
1975
1975
SEW DO BRASIL Motores-Redutores LTDA. is founded in Sao Paulo, Brazil
1983
1983
SEW-EURODRIVE INC. is founded in Lyman, USA
1987/89
1987/89
Rainer and Jürgen Blickle are appointed managing partners of the SEW-EURODRIVE Group
1989
1989
Edeltraut Blickle establishes SEW-EURODRIVE Foundation
1990
1990
SEW acquires a majority share in Pfeffer & Partner Getriebebau GmbH in Wiesloch, Germany
1992
1992
SEW-EURODRIVE S.A. is founded in Forbach (Lorraine), France
1994
1994
SEW-EURODRIVE (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. is founded in Tianjin, China
1994
1994
SEW acquires an interest in Santasalo Ltd. in Helsinki, Finland
1994/95
1994/95
SEW-EURODRIVE Group is restructured
1999
1999
SEW constructs and starts up new electronics production in Bruchsal
2000
2000
Electronics production in Bruchsal wins competition for “Plant of the Year”
2001
2001
SEW is awarded TOP Newcomer 2001 (TOP= Technology-Oriented Visitor and Information Programs)
2002
2002
Pfeffer & Partner in Östringen becomes SEW-EURODRIVE Östringen GmbH
2003
2003
“Ernst Blickle Innovation Center” in Bruchsal is completed and operation begins
2003
2003
SEW-EURODRIVE introduces energy efficient motors with copper rotors
2004
2004
SEW completes new Service Competence Center and European Spare Parts Center
2005
2005
SEW-EURODRIVE presents the MOVIGEAR® mechatronic drive system
2005
2005
SEW-EURODRIVE now employs more than 10,000 people worldwide
2006
2006
Completion and commissioning of DriveAcademy
2006
2006
SEW-EURODRIVE celebrates its 75-year anniversary and can successfully look towards the future
2007
2007
SEW-EURODRIVE invests in the production of industrial gear units at its headquarters
2010
2010
Commissioning of the industrial gear unit plant in Bruchsal