HBC-radiomatic Inc

Hebron,  KY 
United States
  • Booth: 2137

HBC-radiomatic Inc.


Since 1947, HBC-radiomatic has led the market in the development and production of radio remote control systems for overhead and material handling applications across the globe. Through the company’s stringent quality standards, ground-breaking innovations and dedication to its customers, HBC-radiomatic continues to set the benchmark for cutting-edge, robust wireless controls. Worldwide demand for HBC-radiomatic systems has led to an international network of subsidiaries and partners now serving more than 60 countries. Established in Cincinnati in 1998, HBC-radiomatic Inc. has evolved to become a leading supplier of safe radio control solutions for North America. HBC-radiomatic Inc.’s headquarters was designed to ensure the organization is fully equipped to meet the needs of its customers.

Brands: HBC-radiomatic, HBC, micron, quadrix, spectrum, radiomatic, photon, technos, iLOG

 Press Releases

  • HBC-radiomatic Inc. Marks 20th Anniversary

    HBC-radiomatic Inc. is celebrating 20 years since the U.S. subsidiary of the German radio remote controls manufacturer was incorporated in Ohio in the spring of 1998. Formal celebrations have been put on hold whilst a major expansion project is completed at Hebron, Kentucky headquarters, which started in May.

    HBC-radiomatic, Inc. was initially established to broaden the support network of the group’s international customers and originally operated from a small facility in Blue Ash, Ohio. As the company quickly experienced broader demand for local resources, in 2008, HBC-radiomatic started construction on its purpose-built facility near to the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to fill the need for increased domestic assembly and services. Since then, the organization has continued to invest in advanced production and testing equipment, implemented efficient and quality-driven processes, and has significantly increased the team of support, service, and local production personnel.

    Jeff Allan, CEO of HBC-radiomatic Inc., said: “While we are part of a global group and rely on international resources, a great strength of HBC-radiomatic Inc. in the United States is our ability to steer and drive our domestic capabilities and resources to match the specific requirements and expectations of our local customers. For example, while HBC products are German engineered, and component manufacture still takes place at the state-of-the art HBC-components factory in Crailsheim, Germany, the vast majority of what we supply and service is now built in our facility here in Hebron. We recognize the importance of positioning our resources where our customers need them, and as we watch other manufacturers offshoring product support, we will continue to take steps to build our business with the focus on the needs of our regional market.”  

    When Allan joined in 2009, the international and North American market was dealing with significant disruption to business activities resulting from the global financial crisis. Despite the climate, HBC rebounded to realize new revenue records by 2011 and has continued to grow with the support of an expanding customer base and an improved business climate.

    Allan explained that integral to the U.S. subsidiary’s ongoing mission is to ensure that North American customers are equipped with the product portfolio and technology necessary to be successful and competitive both domestically and when selling abroad. These requirements are factored into all international product management / research and development activities.

    He added: “From a regulatory standards perspective, our R&D department has placed a tremendous emphasis on ensuring products are engineered and compliant with the required standards in North America [such as NEC500/505 for use in hazardous environments] and across the globe.”

    In 2018, it is planned that more than 85% of the systems sold in North America will be built in Hebron, Kentucky and the in-process facilities expansion will only serve to increase that rate of domestic final assembly. Allan expanded: “With an exceptionally well-engineered portfolio of products and access to components from the highly automated and efficient HBC-components company, it is our absolute priority to provide the local flexibility to ensure our customers have access to the radio control solutions they need, when they need them, and that they are fully supported. To that end, we will continue to take the needed measures to increase our capacity for local production, product modification, service and support. Importantly, we have a wealth of talent with several team members boasting more than 15 years’ experience with HBC-radiomatic, and all are committed to this objective”.  

    HBC-radiomatic controls are now being used in a myriad of industries, including mining, manufacturing, oil and gas, entertainment, utilities, construction, agriculture, transportation, and logistics, among others. The company’s broad product offering can be tailored to suit an unlimited number of applications, which is reflected in the company’s priority to offer its customers “unlimited possibilities”.



    About HBC-radiomatic Inc.

    Established in Cincinnati in 1998, HBC-radiomatic Inc. has evolved to become a leading supplier of safe radio control solutions for North America. Ideally positioned adjacent to the Northern Kentucky / Cincinnati airport (CVG), HBC-radiomatic Inc.'s purpose-built headquarters was designed to ensure the organization is fully equipped to offer the rapid delivery of systems, unparalleled pre- and after-sales service, and the ability to expand to meet the specific needs of a growing customer base. Today, HBC-radiomatic Inc. boasts the group's largest production site outside of Germany and is quality certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2015.

    Contact for editorial enquiries:

    Toni Bluemlein, tbluemlein@hbc-usa.com


  • technos B
    The technos B is a high performing, versatile radio control with a vivid color display offering true comfort in a rugged ergonomic design. A wide range of functions and features support the optimum customization of this multifaceted radio control....

  • With the technos B, we now offer you a high-performing, versatile radio control with a 3.5ʺ color display. The ergonomic design ensures optimum operating comfort, even for long operations. Numerous available features and functions allow for a tailored, individual configuration.

    Your advantages at a glance:

    • Vivid 3.5ʺ color display with radiomatic® iCON for navigation.
    • Version with up to 3 joysticks or 8 linear levers.
    • HBC Safety Features = intelligent protective features for the operator.
    • Provided with two Li-ion batteries with optional capacity gauge.
    • radiomatic® CPS (optional) = battery exchange without power interruption.
    • Front panel lighting and flashlight.
    • Automatic frequency management with the 2.4 GHz technology.
    • radiomatic® report (optional): HBC user identification and data logging.
    • radiomatic® photon (optional): Live video feedback for safe working.
    • Variety of HBC operating elements for customized applications and much more.
  • micron 7
    The micron 7 offers a rugged push-button remote with an innovative TFT color display that sets the technical standard for the safe operation of machinery....

  • Today, operational data is becoming more critical for the safe handling of machinery used in industrial, construction, and agriculture applications. Information such as working status and critical warning notifications provides additional safety for the operator, avoiding dangerous situations before they arise.  

    Enter the new version of the micron 7 handheld transmitter. Utilizing 25+ years of experience in feedback display technology, HBC-radiomatic has developed a cutting-edge, fully-loaded hand-held wireless control system.

    Your advantages at a glance:

    • Operator has access to diverse machine information and warnings.
    • Display layout can be completely customizable from colors to different graphics.
    • Display has shock and scratch proof glass which stands up to the toughest conditions.
    • radiomatic® yuCON allows access to activate software based functions.
    • 10 two-step push buttons, 1 rotary switch (maintained/spring return).
    • NiMH exchange battery with approximately 17 hours of continuous operating time. 
    • Options include feedback, 2.4GHz technology, tandem operation, radiomatic® AFS (Automatic Frequency Selection), radiomatic® report and much more.
  • spectrum series
    The best -selling series of transmitters for HBC-radiomatic offering high performance, safe, durable, and configurable with many options and features....

  • HBC-radiomatic's spectrum series has been used for over 20 years. This series of belly-box style transmitter has been expanded to offer 7 different models to cater to the needs and demands of any size project. The best-selling spectrum series has been proven through construction equipment, industrial cranes including overhead cranes and material handling equipment and various other types of machinery.

    Your advantages at a glance:

    • Offering either joysticks or levers, numerous push buttons, toggle or rotary switches, and a STOP impact switch.
    • LED for indication of operating and battery status.
    • radiomatic® iLOG for the quick activation of a spare transmitter.
    • 2 rechargeable NiMH exchange batteries, approx. 20 h of continuous operating time (standard version).
    • Robust plastic housing, protection class IP 65.
    • Weight: approx. 2 kg (4.4 lbs.) including battery.
    • radiomatic® AFS = Automatic Frequency Selection for construction crane and mobile hydraulic versions (optional for other systems).
    • Manual frequency switch (for systems without radiomatic® AFS).
    • Further options: feedback, tandem operation, catch-release, radiomatic® shock-off / zero-g, z-axis switches, radiomatic® infrakey, enabling switch, cable control and much more.
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