In the beginning...

The electrical engineer and car fanatic Wilhelm Grimm, born in 1876, was the first man to drive the original Daimler motorised vehicle in Kirchheim-Teck and most certainly laid the foundation stone for the ensuing development of the firm, Apparatebau:

In 1903 he established his own electrical business and in 1918 he founded the firm ‘Apparatebau’– a business that manufactured electrical parts for commercial vehicles.

Among our first customers were Daimler Untertürkheim, Benz Gaggenau, NSU, Maybach and Horch.

The most reputable manufacturers of heavy goods vehicles, trailers, coaches and agricultural machinery remain, to this day, valued customers of AK Apparatebau.