Family-owned company with more than 50 years of experience
Quality that you can count on: for more than 50 years, Bals Elektrotechnik GmbH & Co. KG has been the partner for secure connections. Our products prove themselves tens of thousands of times over every day, around the world and in a wide variety of applications. For Bals “Made in Germany” stands for a quality standard that guarantees the user security. Since the time the company was founded in 1957 to today, we have manufactured our products exclusively in Germany.
As an independent, medium-sized, family-owned company, we produce standardised industrial plugs and sockets acc. to IEC 309 1-2 as well as plug and socket systems and distributors for the global market. The export rate in excess of 50 percent shows: Bals products are highly valued around the world. We are at home in more than 80 countries with our products.
Today, the company is led by managing directors Wolfgang Bals and Dr. Gerald Sondermann. Our 175 employees, who are both dedicated and tightly connected to the company, have only one goal: to satisfy you, our customers, one hundred percent. Each of the more than 22,000 products that leave our assembly lines every day is subject to the highest quality standards.
The headquarters are located in Kirchhundem-Albaum, where product development, marketing and sales, as well as administration are located. Manufactured in the Kirchhundem-Albaum factory are primarily plug and socket systems and special products. The Freiwalde (Brandenburg) factory, constructed in 1994, is equipped with highly modern manufacturing systems for CEE assembly, as well as with a highly modern logistics centre, which was constructed in 2007.
Expect more from us – more performance, more quality and more service. The ISO-9001-certified production process in all factories ensures the high product quality typical for Bals. Flexibility, customer proximity and the ability to quickly respond to short-term requirements are a matter of course for us. For this reason, our integrated production – from the product idea and design to tool making and production to the shipment of the products – is optimised for short processing paths and the fastest response times. A fact on which distribution partners and end users alike can depend. Patents, certificates from German and foreign testing institutes, as well as the specification of Bals products by highly renowned and important companies bear testimony to this.
We cooperate in many countries with committed partners on an exclusive basis in a spirit of trust. In countries in which there is an extended, three- or four-level distribution channel, Bals fully supports this distribution channel.
As a family-owned company, we are well aware of our special responsibility. For this reason we have, as a medium-size company, created more than 40 apprenticeships in the past years to train qualified young people for careers as industrial clerks, plastic injection moulding technicians, warehouse logistics specialists, technical draughtsmen/women and toolmakers. We support numerous local events and employ an above-average number of people with disabilities.