A company named “Ideal” was first founded in Berlin when radio was still in its infancy. Every unit was carefully tested by technicians and labeled with a seal for quality – the blue dot. It did not take long before customers simply asked for the “bluepoint” (which means in German BLAUPUNKT) products. The blue dot quickly became a symbol of outstanding quality.
The First Car Radio worldwide was launched by Blaupunkt.
The dot became a trademark and the company name – Blaupunkt (which means blue dot).
It all started with the blue dot
In the 1920s Blaupunkt still had another name. In 1923 – when radio broadcasting made its first sound in Germany – the “Ideal” company was founded in Berlin. It first produced headphones. Every single item was carefully tested by technicians and labeled with a quality symbol – the blue point.
A quality symbol turns into a trademark.
It did not take long before customers simply asked for the bluepoint-headphones. The quality symbol had turned into a trademark. In 1938 it eventually became the company’s name. Until December 2008 the company had formed part of the Bosch-Group for more than sixty years. Since then it has been part of the AURELIUS Group. After World War II the company moved headquarters from Berlin to Hildesheim. A hundred years of automotive history have been accompanied by plenty of technical progress.
Delivery of the one millionth car radio
A full range of consumer electronics and car multimedia was successfully distributed in more than 50 countries.
Blaupunkt began focusing on developing and producing high quality and innovative car multimedia units.
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Blaupunkt have been awarded as the “Brand of the century – German brand standards”