BENZING - Innovation through Tradition.

Independent clockmaker Friedrich Benzing in Villingen, Southern Germany has been making decorative clocks since 1863. Some time around 1890 his grandson Friedrich Ernst Jakob started to build clocks for the pigeon sport and in doing so encouraged pigeon racing to spread all around the world. For decades these mechanical clocks, of the best-possible quality, were manufactured and constantly adapted to the needs of pigeon fanciers

In 1996 the Austrian company GANTNER ELECTRONIC GmbH acquired the pigeon clocking business from BENZING and proceeded to develop an electronic pigeon timing system with the product name atis TOP. With this new development, BENZING expanded its market leadership even further and is now known as a pioneer in the field of electronic pigeon clocking. With the product generation BENZING M1 and BENZING Express G2, BENZING landed a major coup in pigeon racing. To date, these two clocks are amongst the most popular and most used pigeon clocks worldwide.

2014 marked the beginning of a new era for BENZING and thus for the entire pigeon racing sport. With the purchase of BENZING by Gantner Solutions GmbH, the longstanding managing director and innovation driver DI Michael Gantner M.Sc. returned to head BENZING. With the development of the new BENZING Live!, this old-established company again revolutionizes the pigeon racing sport and takes it into the 21st century from a technological point of view. With BENZING Live!, it is possible for the first time to access all data regarding clocked pigeons online, representing a world first.

Thomas Zimmermann
Director Benzing
Sales International

Lukas Felder
R&D Hardware

Ing. Hanno Troll
Sales International

Renate Bitschnau
Office Management
 

Patrick Zani
Technical Support
Customizing & Assembling

Reinhard Versell
Sales International
 

Alexander Engstler
Technical Support
Customizing & Assembling

Company history

1863

Friedrich Benzing

The independent clockmaker Friedrich Benzing started making decorative clocks in Villingen, Southern Germany.

1890

Friedrich Ernst Jakob

Sometime around 1890, his grandson Friedrich Ernst Jakob started to build clocks for the pigeon sport and in doing so encouraged pigeon racing to spread all over the world. For decades these mechanical clocks, of the best-possible quality, were manufactured and constantly adapted to the needs of pigeon fanciers.

1957

Creation of the BENZING Comatic, the first mechanical pigeon clock made of steel instead of a wooden case. Up to 25 clocked pigeons were possible.

1971

Birth of the BENZING Elite, the first clock with a quartz clock mechanism. The quantity of clocked pigeons was increased to 30.

1983

Release of the BENZING Paloma! It also had a quartz clock mechanism, but it was the first pigeon clock with a digital block print instead of a mechanical one.

1986

Launch of the BENZING Computer Clock! Its novelties were an electric display on the clock and an electric clock mechanism. When the pigeon arrived, the fancier still had to remove the rubber band from the pigeon’s leg and place it into one of the holes on top of the clock.

1996

GANTNER ELECTRONIC GmbH

In 1996 the Austrian company GANTNER ELECTRONIC GmbH acquired the pigeon clocking business from BENZING and developed a fully electronic pigeon timing system named ATIS TOP. The first ATIS TOP club antenna was released, to synchronize all electronic clocks.

2000

GANTNER initiated a low cost pigeon clock, which led to the marketing of the first Express clock in 2001.

2004

Within the year 2004, the old pigeon clock ATIS TOP was replaced by the new clock BENZING M1. Till this day, the BENZING M1 is the best pigeon clock in the pigeon sport. For the first time it is possible, to clock up to 1000 pigeons in one single race!

2006

Release of a new version of the club antenna, the BENZING Clubsystem, the first club unit with an integrated antenna for basketing pigeons.

2008

In early 2008, the old Express clock was discontinued and BENZING released a new low cost electronic Pigeon clock called BENZING Express G2, which is one of the most sold electronic timers all over the world to date!

2013

BENZING celebrates its 150th anniversary. BENZING is still focused on taking the pigeon sport to the next level. The BENZING Live! is released, connecting your BENZING M1 to the Internet and broadcasting all your race results onto the BENZING Live! portal. For the first time in pigeon sport, you can instantly compare your race results with your fellow pigeon friends also using BENZING Live!

Now

Release of a new version of the club antenna, the BENZING Clubsystem, the first club unit with an integrated antenna for basketing pigeons.