Learn more about the company history of MUGLER AG and discover how everything started.
Founding of the sole proprietorship company
The history of MUGLER AG begins in 1990 with the foundation of the individually owned company "Firma Dr. Albrecht Mugler Kommunikationstechnik & Computer" in Oberlungwitz. Having only 3 staff members, the company started by selling and repairing computer technology.
All beginnings are difficult!
1991, the service range already included the installation of siren systems as well as the distribution and installation of handheld radios, telephone systems and mobile devices. The application area of the company was at first restricted to a radius of 20 km. In the traditional sense of a canvasser, or rather an exponent, businesses were visited in order to distribute communication technology. Therefore vehicle installations for numerous small companies could be realised. The business and the scope of work grew gradually.
Little strokes fell big oaks!
1992 thanks to the relocation into a close building, the first extension of the commercial space took place. The company was now calles "Dr. Mugler Kommunikationstechnik GmbH & Co. KG".As a first step, the low-rise building behind the residence was used as space for offices and storage. in the same year, the development and service of analogue common-frequency broadcasting and rescue control centers expanded the portfolio.
Breaking new ground!
The telecommunications market had just began to develop and already showed that it entails enormous potential. In 1993, it was decided to enter the professional mobile communications market. The business and operating processes were adapted to the new requirements and the company now presented itself as service provider in the areas acquisition, planning, location establishment, installation and commissioning. Those were the first steps towards today´s core competences.The company started with first activities in the private mobile radio area (E-Plus, D- and E-network) and began radio network planning for commer-frequency broadcasting systems as well as systems of digital alerting.
Trust is good, control is better!
1997 „Mugler GmbH“ was founded. This was concurrently the beginning of inspection performances at the locations which complemented the planning and construction activities of telecommunication installations.
Modern communication behind historic walls
The property at the time didn`t offer enough space anymore as there neither was a proper warehouse, nor enough working spaces. In order to guarantee capacity in the long run, Prof. Dr. Albrecht Mugler bought the old industrial wasteland at Hofer Straße in Oberlungwitz from the community of heirs W.F. Bahner and he renovated it and converted it into a modern company building with 5.000 m² floor and office space. Thereupon an optimal base for continuous growth was created. The location is well situated and offers excellent road access, which are great logistical conditions. Thanks to the spatial expansion, the workforce with focus on maintenance and service could be extended. In order to reach our customers quicker, we also established a branch in Hannover.In the same year, the area of industrial communication was implemented into the coporate structure as a further business segment, initially with the takeover of ditribution and service of the production lines LOGEM and LOGES of Meymile GmbH. The new tasks also included logistics and repair management for analogue industry modems. In order to stay competitive, all technological performance potentials had to be implemented in concrete and marketable products or services. For this, a special department for research and development that belongs to our company was created.
Expanding personal horizon
As time went by, the company has been growing continuously and it established itself on the telecommunications market. Withe the foundation of MUGLER AG in 2001, a further milestone in the company history was laid.Furthermore the creation of a nationwide service and branch structures began.
Cladding material that doesnt`t have to hide
In 2002 the in-house development Tecryl® was introduced. This is a special material that covers antennas and radio sites. Because, just like installed electrical or gas lines or water pipes, antenna systems for mobile and wireless communication shouldn`t always be visible at first glance. Therefore MUGLER AG developed the special material Tecryl® for cladding elements. It can be eletromagnetically optimized for the frequency range of the antenna that has to be covered and can then broadly be penetrated by radio waves of this frequency. Moreover it is mostly arbitrary adjustable in form, colour and structure and therefore enables the complete integration of modern radio technology into the scenery.
Good reception - for certain!
In the area broadcast MUGLER AG worked intensively on planning, constructing and operating our own DVB-T radio networkes that guarantee an availableness from over 99,5 %. In 2008, The first private local DVB-T-network that is assigned to MUGLER AG as frequency holder and operator, called „Leipzig lokal 1“, was launched. The local network in Leipzig started within the regular operation and could from now on be received via DVB-T. MUGLER AG planned and established five locations in the whole urban area for this project. In 2008, the company intensively contributed to the planning and the construction of the nationwide BOS-digital radio network.
Communication solutions for complex networks
In 2010, proprietary products in the area of industry communication were launched. Under the registered trademark contexio, MUGLER AG has ever since been manufacturer and competent partner for high-quality as well as fail-safe products and solutions within the field of industrial data communication. The brand name derives from the Latin word „contexere“ which means „to wattle“ or „to weave“. Four subordinated product lines belong to the umbrella brand contexio. Those include a large selection of innovative products and solutions for radio based and performance-linked data transmission as well as universal management and monitoring systems.
The packaging is one thing, the content is an entirely different one.
In 2011, the third big expansion took place. This one included the expansion of commercial space to 25.000 m² floor area and 10.000 m² production and office space. Furthermore, the new construction of a production, storage and logistics centre arose.The goal was to create prerequisites in order to be able to produce large quantities in the areas logistics, service and repair. This included montage, assembly and installation of system technology as well as the acquisition of the product stewardship including production / manufacturing.
A clean affair
In 2013 a proprietary car wash and filling station were built. The carwash runs by process water and has its own water cycle as well as an own water treatment. The diesel tank of the filling station has got a capacity of 50.000 liters. At the present time, MUGLER AG has got a fleet with about 60 passenger cars and 60 transporters.
From netted socks to communication networks
Mobile communication grew continuously. The telecommunications market kept growing and so did we. That`s why the fourth and latest expansion of the main commercial space in Oberlungwitz took place in 2014. The adjacent industrial wasteland, a former textile factory owned by Louis Bahner was converted into a modern company building with 3.200 m² office space. The building was - in compliance with monument conservation restrictions - fundamentally restructured and is ever since being used as office, laboratory and production building.
Faster and further
In 2016, the expansion of the broadband infrastructure began, thanks to planning, erection and service of fixed line solutions as well as first activities for the development of a partner network.
Branch in Berlin
In order to organise our working processes more effectively and efficiently, especially in the greater Berlin area, we have been renting a storage and office space with the size of 240 m² in the business park Berlin / Dahlewitz since April 2018. This is a new construction which has been realised as an energy-saving system multipurpose hall. The location is favourably situated in regards to transport facilities as it`s near the A10 / B96 motorway and therefore offers good logistic conditions.