History

Cebi is renowed for its long-standing experience in electromechanical manufacturing. The company started more than 40 years ago with the development and production of a range of components for the household appliances and automotive industry. That is when our story began...

1970-1980: Building foundations

  • 1976 :
    • Establishment of Cebi Luxembourg S.A. (initially named Elth S.A.). The company started manufacturing temperature switches for the household appliance market and designing electromechanical components for the automotive market.
    • Establishment of Cebi Micromotors Switzerland S.A. (initially named MES S.A.), specializing in motors for industrial ventilation.
  • 1978:
    • Creation of our commercial office in Germany, Cebi Deutschland Vertriebs-GmbH.
    • Beginning of production of one of our most representative products worldwide, washer systems.

1981-1990: Step by step

  • 1987: Creation of our commercial office in France, Cebi France S.à r.l.
  • 1989: Acquisition of Cebi Italy S.p.A. in Lodi (initially named Vebe S.p.A).

1991-2000: Going international

  • 1991: Creation of our commercial office, Cebi UK Ltd.
  • 1993: Creation of Bimatic S.R.L., our development center for automatic assembly lines.
  • 1994:
    • Acquisition of Cebi Motors S.p.A. (initially called Nuova SME S.p.A.) in Padua. This plant specializes in small motors for the automotive market (seat, window roof etc.).
    • Acquisition of Cebi Italy S.p.A. in Ancona (formerly named SO.GE.MI. S.p.A.).
    • Creation of our commercial office, Cebi USA Inc.
  • 1995: Development and production of our European flagship product, temperature sensors.
  • 1996: Acquisition of Cebi Electromechanical Components Spain S.A. (formerly named Zertan S.A.).
  • 1999:
    • Creation of MES-DEA S.A., where we started producing batteries for electric vehicles. This product line is now covered by Cebi Micromotors Switzerland.
    • Creation of Cebi Brasil Ltda.
  • 2000: Creation of Cebi Poland Sp. z o.o.

2001-2010: Launch in Asia

  • 2005: creation of Cebi Electromechanical Components Shanghai Co.Ltd. to support the Asian market.

2011- Today: Corporate identity

  • 2011: Creation of Cebi International S.A. in Luxembourg and unification of all Cebi entities under Cebi International S.A.
  • 2013: The CEO and Chairman of Cebi International S.A. is elected "Entrepreneur of the Year" by a panel during a ceremony organized by EY in Luxembourg.
  • 2014: Creation of Cebi Industrias Mexico S.A. de C.V.
  • 2015: All companies of the Group are renamed Cebi.
  • 2017: Opening of a new production location in Bardello, Varese, Italy.