13 mag 2003
Design first glass-antenna system for VW Group Golf-5
The Antenna product portfolio will be significantly enlarged with this development
13 mag 2003
12 mag 2003
Launch of the first ASK Digital audio amplifier
ASK gets nominated for the AUDI A6 DSP-MOST Amplifier
10 mag 2003
Franco Tontini passes away
His son Paolo takes over management of the company.
13 mag 2001
ASK Italy and ASK Poland awarded ISO/TS 16949 certification
ISO/TS 16949 will be awarded in the next years by all ASK plants in the world.
14 mag 2000
Establishment of ASK Germany in Niederwinkling
The main focus is on audio products for German car makers
11 mag 1998
ASK acquires Zendar
The merge is completed
14 mag 1997
Establishment of ASK Poland
Electric Poland is established (antenna and cable production). A year later, Electric Poland is incorporated into the ASK Group and becomes ASK Poland.
13 mag 1997
First delivery OE speakers/antennas to Volkswagen
VW was our first customer in Germany; we supply today all the VW Brands in the world with all our product-lines.
14 mag 1996
Establishment of ASK do Brazil
ASK do Brazil in Sete Lagoas (Minas Gerais state) has been intended to support FIAT do Brasil with local content and then as base for the expansion in the South American region.
13 mag 1995
Purchase of Autosonik by Sipe. Change in company name from Autosonik to ASK
In 1995 SIPE upped the ante in the face of increasing competition on the auto market, taking over Autosonik, which in turn took over Zendar. This marked the beginning of the ASK Group, Italy's largest OEM car audio components company.
13 mag 1995
ASK wins its first Fiat Auto "Qualitas" award
In the following years 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 ASK Group has been awarded by FIAT with 'Premium Qualitas'
13 mag 1985
First delivery OE antennas and speakers to FIAT
FIAT is our historical customer for all our product-lines starting from the initial after-market deliveries till to the current co-designed projects.
12 mag 1983
First delivery OE speakers to Peugeot
Peugeot has been our first OE customer, who has trained us in the automotive expectations and quality-standards
14 mag 1969
Establishment of Zendar (the Antennas Company)
A pioneer in the production of car antennas, Zendar was established in 1969. Thanks to excellent product quality and service, Zendar quickly became the market leader in Italy.
14 nov 1967
Establishment of Sipe (the Speakers Company)
Società Italiana Prodotti Elettromeccanici (SIPE) was established in 1967 by Olimpio Tontini together with an experienced team to expand beyond the small-scale production of loudspeakers. They started business as a supplier to TV manufacturers (like Mivar, Grundig and Loewe), and then widened its product range with the development of speakers for musical instruments and home hi-fi. In 1980 the nephew Franco Tontini takes over management of the company.
12 mag 1965
Establishment of Autosonik
Autosonik was established in 1965 as a sales agent for audio components for the auto OEM market and aftermarket. Components were mainly supplied by SIPE (loudspeakers) and Zendar (antennas and cables).