Blaupunkt, the company that brought us the world’s first FM radio in 1951, is a full-line audio manufacturer globally headquartered in Hildesheim, Germany. Blaupunkt, had its beginnings as far back as 1923. Introduced as a headphone company, "Ideal Radio" was created. As units were produced they would be marked with a blue dot, signifying quality. Before long customers began to ask for items with the blue dot- which in German means "Blaupunkt". In 1938 the symbol of quality became the benchmark for what is now the world’s oldest branded car audio company. By owning a Blaupunkt you will enter into a group of people that truly understand and appreciate the value of quality.