Crunching the Numbers

What do pretzels have to do with on-load tap-changers? Some facts and figures to mark our 150th anniversary hold the answer.

 


History


  • 1868
    Production of wood processing machinery
  • 1901
    Andreas Scheubeck takes over the factory / company name changed to Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen
  • 1914-1918
    First World War: business development halted
  • 1926
    Patent for Dr. Bernhard Jansen high-speed resistor-type tap-changer
  • 1929
    Collaboration Scheubeck/Jansen
  • 1933
    OILTAP® C: First Jansen tap changer
  • 1942
    Scheubeck brothers take over MR
  • 1952
    First export orders shipped to France
  • 1953
    Company moves to Falkensteinstraße
  • 1957
    Exports account for 50 % of business
  • 1958
    Jansen dies, MR takes over development activities
  • 1961
    In-house patent attorney hired
  • 1973
    OILTAP® M: Important advance in mechanical engineering
  • 1980
    First foreign subsidiary: MR do Brasil
  • 1989
    MR takes over tap-changer production from Westinghouse & Siemens
  • 2000
    VACUTAP® VV: First high-speed resistor-type tap-changer with vacuum technology
  • 2001
    100,000th tap changer “Made by Reinhausen”
  • 2013
    GRIDCON® iTAP® for local grid transformers
  • 2016
    ECOTAP® VPD® for distribution transformers
  • 2018
    150 years of Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen
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