A story of success.

A story of success.
HBC-radiomatic portrait
HBC-radiomatic portrait
HBC-radiomatic worldwide
HBC-radiomatic worldwide
Facts & Figures
Facts & Figures

A family business with a global position

More than 75 years ago the radio pioneers Huber and Brendel founded a radio technology laboratory in the post-World War II Crailsheim, Germany. With their pioneering spirit they laid the groundwork for our success story.

Established in Cincinnati in 1998, HBC-radiomatic, Inc. has evolved to become a leading supplier of industrial radio control solutions for North America. Ideally positioned adjacent to the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati Airport (CVG), HBC-radiomatic Inc.’s purpose-built North American headquarters was designed to ensure the organization is fully equipped to offer the rapid delivery of systems, unparalleled pre and aftersales service, and the ability to expand to meet the specific needs of a growing customer base. Today, as an ISO 9001 accredited production facility, HBC-radiomatic, Inc. is building thousands of systems in the United States, further establishing itself as the local supplier of choice for those requiring safe, reliable and advanced radio control solutions.

With more than 500 employees worldwide and a sales and service network spanning more than 40 countries, we can count ourselves as one of the globally leading companies of our industry. Furthermore, our continued commitment to the investment for international expansion and in state-of-the-art development and production facilities, we have set the course for a successful future.

Radio pioneers in Crailsheim, 1950s.
HBC headquarters in the 1990s.
Our state-of-the-art production facility in Crailsheim.

Your reliable partner – worldwide

From steelworks in India to drilling rigs in the North Sea, from research institutes at the South Pole to construction sites in New York: HBC radio controls are in use every day and all around the globe.

As an HBC customer you can rely on competent customer service – anywhere, any time. We offer you a worldwide sales and service network with 6 HBC subsidiaries and more than 40 partner companies.

You can find our worldwide contacts here.

HBC-radiomatic, Inc. in Hebron (Kentucky), USA.
HBC-radiomatic headquarters in Crailsheim, Germany.
HBC components production facility in Crailsheim, Germany.
HBC-radiomatic Schweiz AG in Othmarsingen, Switzerland.


1947 Huber & Brendel founded in Crailsheim.

1950 Introduction of the Portafon 6, the first portable radio-telephone for civil use in Germany at the radio tradeshow in Düsseldorf.

1963 Introduction of the first radio-controlled storm warning system at Lake Constance.

1968 Presentation of the first HBC radio remote control for cranes.

1975 Introduction of the first HBC radio remote control for hazardous areas.

1979 Premiere of the first HBC radio system with microprocessor control.

1981 Presentation of the first HBC radio remote control for construction cranes.

1983 First HBC radio remote control for concrete pumps.

1986 HBC first offers a proportional radio control.

1986 The classic joystick transmitter series spectrum is launched.

1988 HBC presents the world’s first radio control with “tandem operation” and “catch-release”.

1989 Presentation of the first HBC radio remote control for loader cranes and truck-mounted cranes.

1991 The classic pushbutton control series micron is released.

1993 HBC first offers a feedback system with LCD display.

2000 Premiere of the patrol series for the wireless control of forestry winches.

2005 Start of the world’s first automatic frequency management system radiomatic® AFM.

2007 The technos transmitter series is launched.

2010 HBC presents radio controls with a configurable color display.

2011 Premiere of the new operating concept pilot: radio control by hand movement.

2012 Large-scale expansion of HBC’s 2.4 GHz technology.

2013 Presentation of the radiomatic® photon camera assistant, the first live image transmission system from HBC.

2014 Presentation of the merlin® service concept for maximum flexibility when using HBC radio controls.

2017 HBC celebrates its 70th company anniversary.

2019 Premiere of the new spectrum generation with 5" display technology.

2019 HBC presents the first radio system that can be combined with virtual reality glasses.

2020 Introduction of the new TC7 RF technology.

2022 HBC celebrates its 75th company anniversary.

International growth

1998 Foundation of HBC-radiomatic France in La Wantzenau, France. Foundation of HBC-radiomatic, Inc. in Cincinnati, USA.

2003 Foundation of HBC-radiomatic Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH in Dortmund, Germany.

2004 Foundation of HBC-radiomatic Ibérica S.L. in Barcelona, Spain.

2005 Foundation of HBC-radiomatic Schweiz AG in Neuenhof, Switzerland.

2007 Opening of the new HBC components production facility in Crailsheim.

2013 Foundation of HBC-radiomatic India Pvt. Ltd. in Pune, India.

2020 Foundation of HBC-radiomatic Benelux B.V. in Tilburg / Netherlands.