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ABI. A professional family-owned company

ABI has been supplying customized drive and control solutions for almost a century. Since the company was founded in 1922 we have developed our knowledge and professionalism on all fronts. And with success: this genuine family business is now being continued energetically by the fourth generation of the De Bie family. Thoroughness and common sense go hand in hand with fresh insights, innovation and entrepreneurial drive. Then, now and in the future.

1922

A.J. de Bie Sr. sets up his own business.

ABI focuses increasingly on mechanical and electrical repairs over the years.

1940

ABI is strengthened by the arrival of the second generation: A.J. de Bie Jr.

1948

ABI specializes in drive technology.

Initially only as a trading company. Some suppliers from those days (such as Heidolph and Schneider Electric Berger Lahr) have remained our partners to this day.

1955

ABI launches KMF

Our own production line for electric motors and gear motors.
The brand name KMF is now called ABI.

1959

Company moves to Haarlem.

ABI moves into business premises on De Witstraat in the centre of the city.

1975

Paul de Bie, the third generation, joins ABI.

The company is strengthened by the arrival of the third generation of the De Bie family.

1982

Foundation of a motion control engineering department.

1986

Company moves to the Waarderpolder industrial area in Haarlem.

ABI grows rapidly, so new premises are built outside the city centre.

1997

ABI marks its 75th year.

And the company continues to grow, so the floor space is further increased.

2006

The fourth generation joins ABI.

Jolanda de Bie, the first of the fourth generation, joins the company.

2012

Fourth generation at full strength.

The company is strengthened with the arrival of Peter Paul de Bie, completing the fourth generation.

2013

ABIflexx introduction.

Alongside the traditional activities in drive technology and motion control, ABI now also focuses on robotics.

2015

ABI is a healthy, growing company.

"Our enthusiastic professionals work hard every day to develop the best drive and control solutions for our customers."