ABOUT US

HISTORY OF VOGELSITZE®

 

1925yrs - 2000yrs

 

The Vogel family started a bus company “Zugvogel” to provide a scheduled service for the Karlsruhe to Berlin line.



Dipl.-Ing. Ignaz Vogel (father of Mr Heiner Vogel) joined the family bus operation.
 

Dipl.-Ing. Ignaz Vogel and his wife Elisabeth started the Vogel seat production company, thereby laying the foundation for the Vogel seating system which is now well known around the world

Vogelsitze scored many firsts in the industry :

 first aluminium armrest
 first reclining seat operated by gassprings
 first modular design based on aluminium profiles

 

1975
 
 
 
 
Mr. Heiner Vogel joined the family business

Assumed 50% share of Vogelsitze held in his mother’s name

 
1991
 
 
 
 
Dipl.-Ing. Ignaz Vogel retired from Vogelsitze.

Mr Heiner Vogel assumed 50% share of Vogelsitze held in his father’s name, thereby owning 100% of Vogelsitze.
1994
 
 
Vogel-Sitze (M) SDH. BHD. has been founded and started production of passenger seats in Johor Bahru.
2000
 

 

 

 

2000yrs - Present

 

2007
 
 
Vogel-Sitze (M) SDH. BHD. aquired property and built the actual factory in Johor Bahru.
2011
 
 
The assets and business of the German Vogelsitze GmbH were sold to Magna Seating (Germany) Gmbh and the company became "Vogelsitze - A Division of Magna.
2012
 
 
Changed name to Vogel Industries (M) Sdn Bhd.
2014
 
 
Vogel Industries (M) SDH. BHD. (new company name) celebrated its 20th anniversary.
2017
 
 
Construction of a Center of Engineering at actual factory in Johor Bahru and installation of a test bench for static testing.

Present