The company was founded in 1928 by Hellmuth Kuhnke and Friedrich-Wilhelm Berger in Kiel, Germany, the headquarters relocated to Malente, Germany in 1948 which remains their location to this present day. From the introduction of the first universal relay, the company continued to develop its product range to include linear and rotary solenoids, pneumatics, relays and electronics, specialising in the design of products for bespoke applications for its customers.
During May 2013 Kuhnke was acquired by Kendrion N.V, a company with headquarters in Zeist, The Netherlands, which is engaged in the development and production of electromagnetic systems and components. The technologies of Kuhnke significantly complemented Kendrion’s existing product portfolio and further strengthened the company as a global supplier of electromechanical and electronic components. Kuhnke now known as Kendrion Kuhnke Automation (a division of the Kendrion group), the new name supports the continuity of brand recognition whilst clearly identifying the link and transition of this company.
Industrial Control Systems (ICS) is one of many divisions of Kendrion Kuhnke Automation which manufactures and distributes controllers and actuators based on fluid, solenoid and control techniques. The business specialises in machinery, appliance, medical, analytical equipment, aircraft interior and energy generation/distribution sectors focusing on the development and supply of highly innovative and technologically demanding products to these specific markets. Industrial Control Systems has production facilities in Malente (Germany), and Sibiu (Romania), as part of a centralised sales organisation an established global sales and distribution network exists to serve its customers needs.
Impulse Automation is proud to be an official distribution partner of Kendrion Kuhnke Automation (ICS), our knowledge and understanding of the product range is vast. Impulse Automation (formerly H. Kuhnke Ltd) has over 50 years of history with the Kuhnke brand; not only do we stock many of these product in our warehouse in Andover (United Kingdom), we offer technical and after sales support to all of our customers, as a result a high level of service can be expected.