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History

Almost four decades of success - Continuity and innovative strength over many years create the best connections

 

1976
Albert Metz founds RIA electronic in Blumberg, Germany. Development of production and own research for connectors.

1983
Albert Metz takes over the company BTR. Opening up of the markets for electronic relays and telecommunication products.

1989
Pooling of strengths in the Albert Metz corporate group. Launch of joint production and
administration for RIA and BTR.

1990
Takeover of a majority stake in Konform, Hungary. Development of additional production
facilities for connectors.

1991
Establishment of RIA electronic Inc. in New Jersey, USA. Opening up of the North American markets for connectors.

1994
Certification of the corporate group pursuant to DIN EN ISO 9001. Introduction of a quality management system.

1996
Acquisition of Plant 3 in Blumberg. Expansion of the office and production space.

2001
Introduction of consistent processes with company-wide ERP system.

2004
Establishment of METZ CONNECT Asia Pacific Ltd. in Hong Kong, China.

2006
Establishment of BTR NETCOM Inc. in New Jersey, USA. Realignment of the corporate group under the name METZ CONNECT.

2007
Establishment of METZ CONNECT Singapore PTE. LTD and development of the production site of METZ CONNECT in Zhongshan, China

2008
Opening of the METZ CONNECT sales office in Shanghai, China.

2010
Establishment of METZ CONNECT France SAS, Strasbourg, France.

2011
Increase in producation space in Hungary and China. Further development of the Asian
market.