The Schaltbau Group is a group of mechanical and electrical engineering companies specialising in transportation related products, including automatic door systems for moving vehicles, level crossing equipment, electric connectors and switchgear and safety and warning equipment.HistoryIn 1929 Schaltbau GmbH Munich was founded as a company producing switchgear and heating for railway applications, it was taken over by Gutehoffnungshütte (now known as MAN SE) in 1936. In 1972 a new factory was opened in Aldersbach, and in 1976 in acquired another plant in Velden (Vils) in Bavaria. Techniques d'Automatisme (France) was acquired in 1979, and Pintsch Bamag, a manufacturer of level crossing systems was acquired in 1987.In 1991 the company became a joint stock company and was floated on the stock exchange, and was acquired by Berliner Elektro Holding AG in the same year.In 1994 the company starts a joint venture with an engineering company in China.In 1995 the group acquires Gebr. Bode a door manufacturer for transportation devices. In 1996 the company acquires Kiepe Elektrik GmbH, subsequently sold to Vossloh AG in 2002In 2000 the company becomes Schaltbau Holding AG spinning off Schaltbau GmbH. at the same time. In 2007 takes over Bubenzer Group a container crane brake manufacturer.Company structure and productsThe group operates in three business areas 'Mobile transportation technology' via the Bode group, 'Stationary transportation technology' via the Pintsch group and Pintsch Bubenzer group, and 'Electromechanical components' via Schaltbau GmbH .