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A story of prosperity.

From shoe heel maker to international automotive supplier.

History

From 1920 to today.

In 1920, our family founded the company as a manufacturer of technical rubber goods in Wuppertal/Germany. We were able to continuously expand our product range from shoe soles and heels to rubber hoses, solid rubber wheels, seals and molded rubber parts. In the post-war period, we successfully established ourselves as an international automotive supplier for media-carrying line systems.

Today, our factories in Germany and locations in Eastern Europe, China and Mexico form the basis of our competence and global presence. PASS remains family-owned to this day and is currently in its fourth generation. We are proud to have 4500 employees around the world as part of the PASS family.

Timeline

From founding to the first electronic component

1920

Foundation of the company as a factory for shoe soles and heels and construction of the plant in Hattinger Straße in Schwelm. Subsequently expansion of the product range to include rubber hoses, solid rubber wheels, seals, etc.

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1930

The company expands through the acquisition of the factory building in Schwelmer Street in Wuppertal.

1950

Start of production of molded rubber articles in the chassis sector for the automotive industry.

1960

Construction of the rubber mixing plant.

1965

Extrusion of mono-rubber hoses.

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1985

Production of moulded plastic articles and rubber hoses commences.

1995

Extrusion and bending of plastic pipes commences.

1989

PASS Polska in Sanok, Poland is founded.

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1990

Construction of the building at 11 Berliner Street in Schwelm, which today functions as the company’s head office.

2000

Construction of the plastic injection moulding plant at 47 Berliner Street in Schwelm.

2005

Development of reinforced multi-layer rubber hoses.

2006

Facilities for the production of metal lines are put in place.

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2008

Production of fuel pipes commences.
PASS SK in Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia is founded.

2010

PUR foam production starts.

2013

PASS Automotive Components in China is founded.

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2014

PASS Automotive México in Irapuato, Mexico is founded.

 

2015

Expansion of company head office in Schwelm.

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2018

PASS BA in Bijeljina, Bosnia is founded.

2020

Development of electronic components introduced.

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Our leadership team

Philipp Pass and Dr. Karsten Geveke

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Philipp Pass

Managing Director

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Dr. Karsten Geveke

Managing Director

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Three generations.

Philipp Pass, Friedrich Wilhelm Pass Sen. Managing Director August 1942 - July 1954. Burkhard Pass (f.l.t.r.)