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At VOSS, we develop, mechanically engineer and produce innovative line and connection technology for the transportation industry worldwide. Our collaborative culture embraces and empowers employees to provide exceptional service for our customers. The success of VOSS is based on quality products, close customer proximity, dedication and commitment.

Our 90-Year History

On Sept. 15, 1931, mechanical engineer Hans Herman Voss founded VOSS in Wipperfürth, Germany. At the time, the company was known as Armaturenfabrik, a plumbing fitting manufacturer.

It wasn’t until 1953 that the company changed its name to VOSS Automotive and began developing tube connections for vehicle construction and mechanical engineering. Since then, VOSS has grown to meet demands of the commercial vehicle, construction and agriculture equipment, and passenger car industries.

  • 1931 Building


    Foundation of VOSS on September 15, 1931. Company name at the time was Armaturenfabrik.

  • Bild014 Cutting ring DIN 74317


    Start of production of tube connections for mechanical engineering and vehicle construction industry.

  • Bild015 QC 240


    Market launch of the world's first quick connector for air brakes in commercial vehicles.

  • Bild016 Logo Stiftung


    Establishment of the Hans Hermann Voss Foundation.

  • Bild017 FKA


    Participation in the research society for automotive engineering (Forschungsgesellschaft für Kraftfahrwesen (FKA GmbH), at RWTH Aachen.

  • USA


    Foundation of North America subsidiary, VOSS Automotive, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN USA.

  • VOSS Organization Chart


    Renaming of the Armaturenfabrik Hermann Voss GmbH + Co KG as VOSS Automotive GmbH under the umbrella of VOSS Holding.

  • Poland


    Opening of the VOSS Automotive Polska plant in Legnickie Pole, Poland.

  • SCR Elec Heated Line 0140


    Series production of SCR line assemblies for exhaust aftertreatment. Unheated, coolant heated and electrically heated.

  • China


    Foundation of the Chinese subsidiary VOSS Automotive Components (Jinan) Co., Ltd.

  • Japan


    Foundation of the Japanese subsidiary VOSS Japan Ltd.

  • Fuel cell lines


    Research and development for fuel cell and hydrogen propulsion market.

  • Mexico


    Foundation of the subsidiary VOSS Automotive Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V.

  • Bild021 Extrusion


    Establishment of the VOSS Polymer Technology Center in Wipperfürth.

  • Bild022 Thermal


    Market introduction of solutions for hybrid and electric vehicles: VOSS thermal management.

  • Bild023 Steel tube with VOSS Lok40


    Development of steel tube assemblies for fuel cell and natural gas vehicles.

  • Bild024 Water injection


    Development of electrically heated tubes for water injection.

  • VOSS HENZEL Logo Background


    Acquisition of HENZEL Automotive GmbH as an essential step towards becoming a system supplier for thermal management solutions.