Respect for tradition, courage for innovation
Typical Swabian inventiveness is at the origin of our company. In 1920, Wilhelm Veigel established an automobile repair shop; subsequently, he simultaneously worked as a driving instructor. In 1925, he developed a dual control for driving school vehicles for his own use. This invention is considered the birth date of our company. In the early 50s, the German patent office granted Wilhelm Veigel several patents for his inventions. Henceforth, the company dedicated itself exclusively to manufacturing and distributing the patented VEIGEL dual controls. A directive issued in 1957 stipulating that all driving school vehicles in the Federal Republic of Germany had to be equipped with a dual control initiated a decisive change for VEIGEL. After Wilhelm Veigel’s death, his wife Frieda Veigel and subsequently, their daughter Waltraud Horlacher continued to run the company.