In the early 1930’s, as Kassel was developing into a centre of the transportation industry, Casseler Waggonfabriken von Wegmann, Harkort & Co. was one of the city’s pre-eminent enterprises. This was the predecessor to Gebr. Bode & Co. GmbH which, beginning in 1968, specialised in vehicle doors. Our typical structure as a mid-sized enterprise makes us so flexible and efficient that we are able to react to the ever-changing demands of our customers whenever necessary.

1968 Gebr. Bode & Co. GmbH is established
Develops the pneumatic jackscrew drive for bus doors
1981 Bode North America, Spartanburg SC, USA is established
1984 Foundation of Bode Greece (Athens)
1985 Move to the new premises in Ochshäuser Str. 14, Kassel, Germany
1986 Develops pressurized doors for high-speed trains (ICE 1)
1995 Foundation of BODO Türk Bode Dogrusan, Turkey
1995 Takeover of the Bode Group by Schaltbau AG, Munich
1996 Certification of the Kassel plant according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000
1997 Foundation of the Beijing Bode Transportation Equipment Co. Ltd., Beijing, China
1998 Introduction of SAP-Software
Develops the electric AL-Ramp
2004 Certification according to ISO TS 16949
2005 Stake in RFWW RAWAG Sp.z.o.o., Rawicka, Poland
Development of the BIDS Sliding Plug Door
2007 Certification according to IRIS
2008 Develops the CADS for inward swinging and outward swinging doors
Develops the Linear-Sliding door for van box-bodies
2010 Foundation of the Bode North America, Spartanburg, USA
Develops the BMS (Bode Metro System) electrical sliding plug system
2011 Bode Korea Co., Ltd., Seoul, South Korea is established
Shenyang Bode Transportation Equipment Co., Ltd., Shenyang,
Stake in RDS Rail Door Solutions
Awarded the State of Hessen’s “Hessen Champion 2011” prize for innovation
2012 Bode Zustiegssysteme GmbH,Kassel is established
Develops the BIDS-BHS Electrical sliding plug door
2013 Develops the BIDS light/ BIDS City Electrical sliding plug door