History & Timeline:
Max Braun,( le 25 octobre 1890 à Schillgallen -6 novembre 1951 Francfort-sur-le-Main)
The history of Braun began around 90 years ago in Frankfurt am Main
: The mechanic and engineer Max Braun (1890–1951) founded the company as a workshop for the construction of appliances,
His first product was a transmission belt connector (2) that substantially reduced wear on transmission belts.
: Braun entered the radio industry, initially developing detectors for radio receivers, and then manufacturing complete radio sets.
: The company became one of the first manufacturers in Europe to combine a radio and record player in one unit. During World War II The factories were almost completely destroyed.
: Production of the first dry foil shaver.
: Max Braun died unexpectedly in 1951. His sons Artur (1925–2013) (1) and Erwin (1921–1992) took over the management of the company.
: Braun Brothers established a health service to provide preventive medical care for employees.
: Radio Exhibition marked the start of the design era at Braun.
: At the Milan Triennale, Braun won the Grand Prix for its overall range (and again in 1960).
: The Museum of Modern Art in New York added various Braun appliances to its permanent collection of products of exemplary design.
: At the International “Interplas” exhibition in London, Braun received the supreme award for outstanding use of plastic (and again in 1963).
: Braun was awarded the “Compasso d’Oro” in Milan for superior design of industrial products.
: The Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) opened a new design gallery exhibiting the full range of Braun products.
: Braun moved its headquarters to Kronberg (Taunus) and the Boston-based Gillette Company.
At the end of the 1960s Gillette was a weighty industrial giant, with three times as many employees and six times more turnover than Braun.
: Braun established its clocks watches and pocket calculators product group. It was another segment in which Braun design developed a strong reputation and became world famous.
: Partnering with Oral-B, Braun introduced the first dental center an oral irrigator and toothbrush.
: The 100 millionth shaver was produced in the Wallduern plant.
: Braun finally became the global market leader for foil shavers – a position it still retains today.
: ThermoScan (USA) the former manufacturer of infrared thermometers (6), joined the Braun brand as a product portfolio expansion into health.
: The Braun brand joined the consumer goods company Procter & Gamble as part of the acquisition of Gillette.
: Braun focuses on the four key segments:
male dry shaving , female electric hair, hair care appliances and beauty devices.