The ElectronicPartner buying group is looking back…
In an industry with rapid, continuous development, such as the electronics trade, reliability is a rare quality. Manufacturers and brands disappear, new players appear on stage and innovative product categories such as the smartphone revolutionise the entire market at top speed.
- On 18 January 1937, Karl Friedrich Haubrich founds a wholesale business for radio equipment, electronic consumer goods and accessories under the company name of Karl Friedrich Haubrich.
- The growing company achieves a turnover of a million German marks for the first time.
- In June 1968, a subsidiary is established in the Netherlands.
- On 13 October 1973, ElectronicPartner is established by Edgar and Hartmut Haubrich as a buying group, a subsidiary of the Karl Friedrich Haubrich wholesale business with 34 specialty retailers.
- The MEDIMAX company gets its start with the first store in Bocholt-Rhede.
- On 23 August 1991, ElectronicPartner International is established.
- On 1 August 1993, ElectronicPartner Austria is established.
- Business starts in Switzerland.
- comTeam becomes part of ElectronicPartner
- In January 2012, the European economic interest group E-Square is founded.
- In October 2012, an interest in notebooks-billiger.de is purchased.
- ElectronicPartner increases equity investment in SH Telekommunikation Deutschland GmbH to the majority
- 80 year anniversary of ElectronicPartner
- Sale of the majority shares in SH Telekommunikation Deutschland GmbH to mobilezone Holding AG, acquisition of a minority share in mobilezone
- Transformation of MEDIMAX into a full franchise organisation