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Ever wondered where the name "horizont" actually came from?

Every pilot knows it: the artificial horizon in the aircraft cockpit. Electrical engineer Dr Heinz Müller was part of the development team of the now technical standard. When Dr Müller later sought a new field of activity and founded his own company in 1945, he named it "horizont" in memory of this invention.

Company Timeline


Foundation of the "Dr Heinz Müller, Workshop for Electrical Engineering" in Heskem near Marburg (in his "cowbarn") on 7th of July by Dr Heinz Müller as sole proprietor.


Invention of the storage capacitor circuit and start of own production of electric fence equipment using low-maintenance dry batteries for the first time.

1954 - 57

Development and production of the flash unit "COMBI" for cameras with sales all over the world up to Sydney.


The development of the "Ultra-Automatic S" battery unit with a diecast housing creates one of the most successful products on the market.


Dipl.-Ing. Robert Müller and his brother Dr. Rudolf Müller assume the leadership after their father passed away.


horizont introduces the "Optima" traffic safety lights as the first battery-operated mass luminaire marking the end of paraffin luminaires!


Foundation of "horizont signaltechnik" as a sales subsidiary for traffic safety products.


Creation of "horizont agrartechnik" as a sales company for electric fence and agricultural technology products.


Establishment of "horizont ROLOS" in Poland as a production facility for pasture fence accessories and as a sales company in Eastern Europe.


Commissioning of a new high-bay warehouse for more than 3,600 pallet spaces in Korbach.


By acquiring the company "KLEMMFIX", the "signaltechnik" division becomes a world market leader in the field of mobile traffic control technology.


"horizont holding gmbh" now "horizont group gmbh" turns 60.


"agrartechnik" and "KLEMMFIX" become the "Division Agrartechnik" and "Division Klemmfix" within the "horizont group gmbh".


The companies HOTLINE ELECTRIC FENCING Ltd. (Great Britain), CLAIR d.o. (Slovenia) and ADIC (France) are integrated into the horizont group.

Beacon production begins with the company's own plastic blowing technology.


Dipl.-Kfm. Steffen Müller is the third generation of managing partners to lead the company.


"Gerätewerk" becomes "Division Gerätewerk" in the "horizont group gmbh" which today is called "Industrial Customer".


70 years of horizont! This was celebrated with a gigantic "open day" that attracted numerous visitors!


horizont introduces a new logo throughout the company. Subsidiaries in England bundle the activities.
At EuroTier horizont presents the new
SMART-fencing device series.
Renaming of the "Division Klemmfix" to Traffic Safety and "Division Agrartechnik" to Animal Care.


Integration of Müller Verkehrstechnik GmbH to complete the portfolio with traffic signs and signage.


horizont and UKAL Elevage (France) agree on a strategic cooperation.


We celebrate our 75th anniversary! 75 years of quality, innovation and reliability.