It all started with the blue dot


A company named “Ideal” was first founded in Berlin when radio was still in its infancy.


Every unit was carefully tested by technicians and labeled with a seal for quality – the blue dot.


It did not take long before customers simply asked for the “bluepoint” (which means in German BLAUPUNKT) products.


The blue dot quickly became a symbol of outstanding quality.




The First Car Radio worldwide was launched by Blaupunkt.




The dot became a trademark and the company name - Blaupunkt (which means blue dot).



Historic Blaupunkt advertising


Delivery of the one millionth car radio

Until 1996

A full range of consumer electronics and car multimedia was successfully distributed in more than 50 countries.


Blaupunkt began focusing on developing and producing high quality and innovative car multimedia units.

Decades of innovation


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Blaupunkt German Innovation

Highlights in Blaupunkt´s history


  • 1932 - First car radio in Europe
  • 1952 - World´s first VHF car radio
  • 1959 - One million Blaupunkt car radios
  • 1971 - Ten million Blaupunkt car radios
  • 1974 - First car radio with traffic information receiver
  • 1979 - 25 million Blaupunkt car radios
  • 1982 - Prototype of first route guidance system
  • 1989 - World´s first mass production ready traffic navigation system
  • 1999 - Production of 100 milion Blaupunkt car radios
  • 2002 - First web-linked navigation system
  • 2007 - 75 years car radio
  • 2010 - Back in consumer electronics I Blaupunkt Global brand community


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