exists since 1870. In that year Carl Lorenz started a mechanical
workshop in Berlin. In 1880 a company named Telegraphenbauanstalt, Fabrik für elektrisches Licht,
elektrische Eisenbahnen, Kunst und Industrie was founded.
|In 1935 Lorenz patents the ferrite
sounding antenna; this invention is widely used in
radios later on. In 1937 Lorenz starts producing radio
valves again for the German Army.
|In 1938 the production of DKE38
People's Receivers starts, after Lorenz has won the
competition for a cheap radio.
|In 1940 Lorenz takes over company G.
Schaub Apparatebau GmbH.
|After the war Lorenz starts anew and
in 1948 the company headquarters move from Berlin to
Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. There are several braches by
that time: Berlin-Tempelhof (wireless- and broadcasting
technique), Esslingen (valves), Landshut
(electrical machines, broadcasting equipment and signal
technique), Pforzheim I (development laboratory and
model workshop for different forms of small-scale
transmitting equipment), Pforzheim II
(telex factory) and Schaub Pforzheim (radio- and television
receivers). In the eastern part of Germany the
production of radios goes on for some time, but ceases
|In the beginning of the fifties, Lorenz
starts making wire recorders, mostly integrated into
radios. In 1954 the brand name of radios and televisions
is changed to Schaub-Lorenz. In 1958 Lorenz teams up
with Standard Elektrik AG as Standard Elektrik Lorenz AG (SEL).
In 1961 the company also becomes the major shareholder
of radio firm Graetz.
|In 1975 some sectors experience
losses and Alcatel, that has the majority of shares,
moves part of the activities to Nokia in the 1980's.
Nokia still uses the brand names Schaub-Lorenz and Graez.