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Over the last hundred years, CONDIS® by Maxwell Technologies has been providing the grid with the most innovative, efficient and reliable medium and high-voltage products and solutions. Our state-of-the-art capacitors ensure voltage distribution uniformity, breaking power increase and precise voltage measurement.

As a world leader, Maxwell Technologies invests constantly in research and development. Our innovations enable us to meet our customers’ high expectations by delivering advanced and valuable solutions to the global marketplace’s ever-evolving requirements.

Digitalization, energy consumption increase, grid infrastructure reliability and carbon footprint reduction are CONDIS®’ key challenges to achieve a more prosperous and safer future for the coming generations.

1903

When it all begins

Foundation of « Fabrique suisse de Condensateurs, I. De Modzelewski et Cie, Fribourg» by Mr. Ignacy Moscicki and Mr. Jean de Modzelewski

1908

From Fribourg to Paris

The company experiences a big success delivering a 110’000 V battery to the Eiffel Tower.

1920

Scientific milestone

The capacitors market sees an unparalleled scientific progress with the design of oil impregnated capacitors.

1943

The Blumer’s major contributions

At the head of the company, Hans Blumer secures a pension fund, two emergency foundations and a Works Council. His son, and successor, renames the company to “Condensateurs Fribourg SA”

1944

Increasing the know-how

Between 1944 and 1966, Condensateurs Fribourg SA specializes in three new types of capacitors:

  • Compress gas standard capacitors
  • Metallized paper capacitors
  • Polystyrene capacitors
1955

Growing fast

The launch of the high voltage capacitors production considerably increases the activity of the company that needs to extend its facilities. It is also the beginning of a great success story in the high voltage industry.

1973

Birth of CONDIS

Creation of CONDIS SA, a new entity of «Condensateurs Fribourg Holding SA ».

The company settles down in Rossens, near Fribourg.

2003

New chapter in CONDIS’ life

Maxwell Technologies Inc., American producer of ultracapacitors based in San Diego, acquires CONDIS

Head Quarter Maxwell Technologies, San Diego

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