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Company

Four decades of success

Management, from left: Jochen, Albert and Christian Metz
Management, from left: Jochen, Albert and Christian Metz

METZ CONNECT is a medium-sized, family-run German company. Technology, innovation, solidarity, reliability – what counts is the responsibility to our employees and market partners. All divisions of the company are managed in a sustainable manner and on the basis of certified quality standards.

Today, the METZ CONNECT Group stands for high quality in the area of contact technology and with connection elements in the electrical engineering and electronics sectors. Around the world, our products guarantee secure and reliable connections for a smooth flow of information – from the printed circuit board to the infrastructure environment.

METZ CONNECT has exceptional development and production expertise. Experience and consistent innovation have always inspired the markets. As a result of the fulfillment of these high standards every single day, the company is embarking on a future together with its customers.


History and product history


Albert Metz | 1976

1976

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

Clamp Type01

1976

Clamp Type01
U|Contact

Construction of plant 1 in Blumberg.

1980

Construction of plant 1 in Blumberg.

Albert Metz takes over the company BTR.

1983

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

Takeover of a majority stake in Konform, Hungary.

1990

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

Call number transmitter

1990/91

Call number transmitter
P|Cabling

Faxstar

1990/91

Faxstar
P|Cabling

Construction of the second plant in Blumberg.

1991

Construction of the second plant in Blumberg.

Establishment of RIA electronic Inc. in New Jersey, USA.

1992

Establishment of RIA electronic Inc. in New Jersey, USA.

Acquisition of Plant 3 in Blumberg.

1996

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

Acquisition of plant 4 in Blumberg.

2000

Acquisition of plant 4 in Blumberg.

Relocation to the new plant in New Jersey, USA.

2002

Relocation to the new plant in New Jersey, USA. 

Establishment of METZ CONNECT Asia Pacific Ltd. in Hongkong, China

2007

Establishment of METZ CONNECT
Asia Pacific Ltd. in Hongkong, China
and setting of the factory site of METZ CONNECT in Zhongshan, China

Analog Encoder KMA-E08

2007

Analog Encoder KMA-E08
C|Logline

Establishment of METZ CONNECT France.

2010

Establishment of METZ CONNECT France.

E-DAT module

2010/11

E-DAT module
P|Cabling

Extension of the production facility in Hungary

2011

Extension of the production facility in
Hungary | Kunszentmiklós.

Merging of RIA CONNECT GmbH and BTR NETCOM GmbH into METZ CONNECT GmbH.

2013

Merging of RIA CONNECT GmbH and BTR NETCOM GmbH into METZ CONNECT GmbH.

METZ CONNECT produces the 25 millionth E-DAT module.

2014

METZ CONNECT produces the 25 millionth E-DAT module.

SM99

2015

SM99
U|Contact

Anniversary celebration of 40 years METZ CONNECT.

2016

Anniversary celebration of 40 years
METZ CONNECT.

Patch Management System

2016

Patch Management System
P|Cabling

Plant 5 – new building: Glass fiber factory and logistics center.

2017

Plant 5 – new building: Glass fiber factory
and logistics center.

25Gmodule

2018

25Gmodule
P|Cabling

40G field plug pro & patch cable

2019

40G field plug pro & patch cable
P|Cabling

Cable connector classe EA

2019

Cable connector classe EA
P|Cabling

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