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Our history

It has been a long path from our beginnings as a motor constructor to producing our revolutionary vehicle barriers and pedestrian gates, but it has been a straight path. The common thread from our founding to the present has been our ability to develop drives and control systems. So our customers can always rely on comprehensive functionality, a high level of dynamism, and extraordinary durability.

Our roots

We are often asked why we are called Magnetic. The answer is simple: our journey began in Liestal in Switzerland in 1946 as a contract manufacturer of electric and servo motors – for which magnets are essential. In the mid-70s we decided to use our extensive experience to develop drives and control units not just as components, but also for complete systems. That was when our barriers and pedestrian gates were launched. This segment became what is now Magnetic Autocontrol GmbH in 1998, and the Schopfheim production site became the company’s new Headquarters.

Since then we have been marketing our barriers and pedestrian gates worldwide. In addition to our Headquarters in Schopfheim in the southern Black Forest, we maintain a global competence and sales network. We joined the FAAC Group in 2012. You also profit from the structures of this corporate alliance – through the vast sales network and wide-ranging product portfolio for automated drive units to regulate vehicle and pedestrian flows.

STG Australian made gate

In Australia, we are well know for our classic STG Cantilever gate. This ground breaking design was developed by Magnetic Automation over 40 years ago. This gate range has expanded over the years to include modular cantilever gates, telescopic track gates, swing gates and bi-fold swing gates. Our gates are still locally manufactured with Australian sourced materials.

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