A ONE-MAN OPERATION TO A GLOBAL INNOVATOR

FIRST STEPS

The history of Fronius began in 1945 in Austria. At that time, charging car batteries was not something that could be taken for granted. Günter Fronius was unwilling to accept this. To begin with, he repaired electrical appliances and he built his first charger using 50 Hz technology. An old army hut in Rankleiten near Pettenbach, Austria is where the Fronius family lived at the time, and was our first company headquarters for this “specialist repair workshop for radios and electrical engineering”. With a small workshop next to the living quarters and his first employee Andreas Schinker, Günter Fronius laid the foundations for a global company.

GROWing into a key player

In 1950, Günter Fronius expanded his product portfolio to include welding transformers. With technology as its focus, in the decades that followed Fronius continued to grow into a successful company, which Günter Fronius then handed over to his children Brigitte Strauß and Klaus Fronius at the start of the eighties. Driving forward their growth and internationalization strategy saw the establishment of subsidiaries around the world.

In 1992, the decision was taken, with having already the conversion technology expertise in Welding, to innovate into the solar energy industry. This was the birth of the company's three vibrant business units: Perfect Welding, Solar Energy and Perfect Charging.

SHAPING THE FUTURE

The geographical and technological expansion strategy introduced by Brigitte Strauß and Klaus Fronius is still being pursued today. Fronius is now represented by subsidiaries in over 24 countries and by sales partners and representatives in over 60 countries, and is a recognized innovation and technology leader.

Since 2011, Fronius has been led by the granddaughter of the company founder, Elisabeth Engelbrechtsmüller-Strauß. The company's goal remains the same: to create a sustainable future through innovation, quality and a first-rate service.

THE MILESTONES FOR FRONIUS

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