1961

Sevcon spun out of Joyce, Loebl & Co, which had been co-founded by German Jewish refugee Herbert Loebl OBE in the 1950s. The first base on Gateshead’s Team Valley was established that year and the company is still based on the estate today.

Sevcon
1964

Sevcon product development 6/1964 near Queensways and 7th Avenue Junction, Sevcon Product Development 1964.

Sevcon
1968

Establishes first subsidiary in Paris.

Locations
1968

Bruno Bassi started his activity in the field of battery powered vehicles in Italy, when he was a designer of forklift trucks.

Bassi
1969

Acquired by Tech/Ops and office established in Boston, Massachusetts.

Sevcon
1970

Gateshead office opens, Queens Award to Industry + Queens Award for Export.

Sevcon
1974

With his wife Tiziana, Bruno Bassi founded the company "BASSI BRUNO ELETTROMECCANICA & C." and began the production of battery chargers in their garage

Bassi
1982

Introduction of MC Range - thyristor based controller

Products
1984

MCM launched - first microprocessor based controller.

Sevcon
1988

Tech/Ops Sevcon became a public company listed on the American stock exchange.

Sevcon
1988

Bassi moved to its first proprietary manufacturing facility and established partnerships with several manufacturers of electric vehicles.

Bassi
1990

A sales office was opened in Tokyo.

Locations
1994

SC2000 starts development.

Products
1995

Sevcon reinforced the commitment to the emerging Asian economies by opening a sales office in Seoul, Korea.

Locations
1998

Bassi began to export our chargers and to diversify our product range, with the introduction of UPS (uninterruptible power supplies) for mission critical applications.

Bassi
1998

PowerPak and MicroPak introduced. High frequency MOSFET based controllers.

Products
2006

Sevcon Japan KK established in Tokyo.

Locations
2008

Manufacturing in Gateshead transferred to sub-contract partners

Sevcon
2008

Nano introduction to Aichi in Japan.

 

Products
2008

Launch the first products in the Gen4 series

Products
2009

Renault selected Gen4 controller for Twizy project.

Sevcon
2009

Gen4 specified by Polaris on E-Ranger vehicle

Sevcon
2010

Peugeot scooter selected Gen4 for E-Vivacity electric scooter.

Sevcon
2011

Company name simplified to Sevcon Inc. and ticker changed to “SEV”.

Sevcon
2012

Motorcycle applications - Brammo Gen4 Size 6, Zero Gen4 Size 4, Kingston University Gen4 Size 10.

Products
2012

Gen4 testing on Jaguar Landrover C-X75 program.

Sevcon
2012

Sevcon Germany opened.

Sevcon
2012

Commercial launch of Renault Twizy.

Sevcon
2014

First BOD Meeting of new Chinese JV is held.

Sevcon
2016

Sevcon targets accelerated growth with acquisition of Bassi Srl.

Sevcon
2016

Sevcon establishes additional offices in Oxford UK.

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