Quality in Control. Since 1947.

For 75 years, we have been setting great things in motion. Join us on a trip down memory lane, through our company’s history – from its early beginnings as a two-man shop to its role as a global leader in radio remote control technology today.



The first HBC headquarters in Crailsheim in 1947.
Company headquarters 1947
HBC presents the first portable radio-telephone for civil use in Germany in 1950.
1950: Portafon 6
A group photo of the HBC team in 1950. A large order for the Portafon is shown on the right.
The HBC team 1950
1951: Relocation to today’s headquarters in Haller Strasse in Crailsheim.
New headquarters 1951
1963: First radio-controlled storm warning system at Lake Constance.
HBC radio technology at Lake Constance 1963
A glance into the mechanical production at HBC in 1965.
Quality from our own production 1965
In 1968, HBC first presents a radio control for cranes.
HBC crane control 1968
The first HBC control for forestry winches premiered in 1972.
1972: HBC control for forestry winches
In 1975, HBC present their first radio control for hazardous locations.
First Ex radio system 1975
The premiere of the first HBC construction crane control followed in 1978.
1978: HBC construction crane control
With the first spectrum transmitter, HBC starts a bestselling series in 1986 that continues to set standards.
1986: spectrum series
In 1987, HBC presents the first handheld transmitter for the control of industrial cranes with push buttons.
1987: HBC handheld transmitter
Another success story is launched in 1991 with HBC’s micron transmitter. The name micron is still acclaimed in the industry.
micron series 1991
In 1993 HBC first presents a radio control with display for the indication of crane and machine data.
Radio control with data display 1993
With the expansion of the company headquarters in 1995, HBC sets the road for the successful development of the years to come.
1995: Expansion in Crailsheim
A group photo of the HBC team for the 50-year anniversary.
The HBC team 1997
HBC makes the leap to the North American continent and establishes a branch in Cincinnati / Ohio.
1998: Foundation of HBC USA
HBC continues to expand its international sales and service network. In La Wantzenau / Alsace, HBC-radiomatic France is launched.
1998: Foundation of HBC France
With the introduction of the first patrol transmitter in 2000, HBC starts a bestselling series for forestry applications.
2000: patrol series
Since 2003, the linus series with its award-winning design convinces machine operators.
2003: linus series
Always close to our customers: HBC establishes a new location in the strong industrial region in the west of Germany.
2003: Foundation of HBC Dortmund
Even on the Iberian Peninsula, HBC’s customers enjoy optimum service. HBC-radiomatic Ibérica is located in Barcelona.
2004: Foundation of HBC Ibérica
In Neuenhof near Zurich, a competent team handles HBC’s sales and customer service in Switzerland.
2005: Foundation of HBC Schweiz
In 2005, the first HBC handheld transmitter with display for crane and machine data is launched.
HBC handheld transmitter with data display 2005
Since 2007, the name technos in HBC’s portfolio stands for an elegant, ergonomic design for diverse areas of application.
2007: technos series
In 2007, HBC opens their new production site in Crailsheim with state-of-the-art production technology.
HBC components production 2007
In 2009, the HBC subsidiary HBC-radiomatic, Inc is relocated to their new location in Hebron (Kentucky – Greater Cincinnati).
2009: New location in the USA
In 2010, HBC first presents spectrum D and micron 7, two radio controls with color displays.
2010: HBC radio control with color display
2012: HBC-radiomatic Schweiz AG relocates to the new company headquarters in Othmarsingen (Aargau).
2012: New location in Switzerland
In 2012/2013, HBC expands the production site in Crailsheim.
2012 / 2013: Expansion of production
70 years of “Quality in Control“. HBC can look back on an impressive success story.
2017: HBC turns 70
Our sales and service base in Dortmund boasts new modern premises which include a production area.
2018: New location in Dortmund
Our Hebron / Kentucky (Greater Cincinnati area) location doubles its production capacities for the North American market.
2019: Expansion of HBC USA
With our new 5" display technology, we offer extended options and numerous innovative features when using HBC radio remote controls with a color display.
2020. spectrum with 5" color displays.
In order to provide optimum support to our customers in the Benelux region, HBC establishes a branch in Tilburg / Netherlands.
2020: Foundation of HBC-radiomatic Benelux
By building a new industrial hall at its production site in Crailsheim, HBC has started the biggest expansion project in its history.
2022: Expansion of the Crailsheim site
HBC‘s headquarters and components production in Crailsheim present themselves perfectly equipped for the future in the company‘s anniversary year 2022.
2022: HBC celebrates its 75th anniversary