1945 - Grundig started life as a traditional German company, founded in 1945, that achieved early fame with the Grundig radio.
1948 - The currency reform brings about a stable economic situation. The demand for consumer goods is enormous. Grundig makes its first complete radio, the Weltklang. Four tubes and six circuits ensure excellent reception.
1952 - The Heinzelmann was a success and Grundig was soon able to open a factory. This was soon followed by the first Grundig TV, developed for the first German television channel launched in 1952. In that same year Grundig developed the first portable tape recorder.
1955 - During the next decade the portable transistor Grundig radio, portable tape recorders, dictation machines and music players with stereo sound were all exciting new Grundig products at the cutting edge of consumer electronics.
1960 - In 1960 Grundig expanded beyond Germany for the first time, establishing a tape recorder factory in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 1960 also saw the launch of new TV channels and, in response, Grundig TVs were upgraded to receive VHF, as well as the first wireless ultrasound remote control. In the Audio sector Grundig introduced a modular system with separate components (radio, stereo amplifiers, record player, tape recorder, separate speaker units and even a 3-D sound device). Customers could build their own hi-fi system and incorporate it into their living room design.
1965 - Grundig established a second overseas factory in Portugal. By the following year Grundig had sold a total of 16.5 million appliances world-wide.
1967 - Saw the introduction of colour television and Grundig responded with a series of exciting products. Grundig introduced the compact cassette player in 1967 and later a cassette tape player for cars.
1972 - In 1972 Grundig GmbH became a shareholding company, Grundig AG. From this time the Philips electronics company began to gradually accumulate shares in Grundig.
1984 - By 1984 Philips had further increased its stake in Grundig and Max Grundig handed over the business management of the company.
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Grundig - Type I - C90 ~1998 - US