Founded in 1909, gunkel owes its increasing success to its roots in municipal power supplies for the villages of Buching and Trauchgau (known today as Halblech).
Starting with electrical installations in residential houses and businesses, gunkel became a highly competent, international provider of engineering, procurement and construction, installation, manufacturing and maintenance services for electrical systems.
Its expertise comprises grid connection, medium and low-voltage systems and distribution as well as instrumentation and control technologies.
The family business has already reached its fourth generation. The team of experienced experts and continuous investments make the company a sustainable partner.
With a quality system certified to ISO 9001, gunkel has a strong focus on efficient turnkey solutions for the industrial sector and regenerative power engineering.
With this basis, the company is set to continue in POWERING YOUR NEEDS.
German Gunkel founds a mechanical workshop in Trauchgau mainly as locksmith’s shop, repair center for agricultural machinery and transmissions in the region of Fuessen. Later he moves into bicycle and motorcycle retail.
When the municipalities of Buching and Trauchgau merge, German Gunkel takes over technical support of the local medium voltage power grid.
German gunkel passes his electrical business on to his son, Josef G. Gunkel. The company expands, mainly through electrical installation projects and the maintenance of the local medium voltage grid.
elektro-gunkel moves into a new building in Trauchgau.
A double garage is extended to accommodate company vehicles.
Josef Benedikt Gunkel, a qualified engineer, takes over the company, which now expands into switchgear engineering as well as industry and project work. Switchgear manufacturing, instrumentation and control systems as well as EPC for MV and LV Systems moved into the focus.
The premises are extended to accommodate engineering and design offices, a warehouse and a test room.
The company receives its first foreign contract to provide electrical equipment for a hydroelectric power station in Malawi, south-eastern Africa.
New premises accommodate switchgear manufacturing in Halblech as well as a warehouse and logistics center – all in preparation for foreign contracts.
The company builds a new cable warehouse and an underground garage to accommodate vehicles, trailers, hoisting platforms and technical equipment.
New premises are built in Halblech above the new underground garage alongside the Switchgear Manufacturing Workshop. Light Design Studio, Administration, Engineering and Design Offices, Installation Workshop and Warehouse for the electrical installation and Project Administration will be hosted in this facility in the future.
Administration, Engineering, Electrical Installation and Warehouse move into the new building.
The LightDesign Studio, led by Gabriele Gunkel, moves into the prominent building.
David Gunkel starts his studies of Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich.
gunkel celebrates its 100-years anniversary.
David Gunkel joins the company’s management.