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PK Electronic
Supplier of covert and crypto equipment - this page is a stub

PK Electronic was a supplier (not a manufacturer) of covert listening devices (bugs), technical surveillance and countermeasures equiment (TSCM), and cryptographic gear, based in Hamburg (Germany). The company was founded on 2 June 1987 by Peter Arthur Klüver, and supplied to an international customer base, despite export restictions for some of the equipment [1].

The company 1 is listed as a CIA front, in Wayne Madsen's books: National Security Agency Surveillance, Reflections and Revelations 2001-2013 [1], and: The Almost Classified Guide to CIA Front Companies, Proprietaries & Contractors [2]. Detailed information about the company and its owner(s), can be found on the website buggedplanet.info [4].

  1. In his publications, Madsen repeatedly calls the company PK Electronics (with an 's' at the end), but we believe this to be a typo.

History
2 Jun 1987   Founded
Hamburg HRB 37842, by Peter Arthur Klüver
3 Sep 1996   Merger
PK Electronic Produktionsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (HRA 78703).
13 Oct 1997   Merger
EURO DESIGN loudspeaker Peter Klüver GmbH & Co. KG (HRA 86565).
17 Nov 1998   Merger
Profitech SMD Leiterplatten- Layout- und Bestückungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG (HRA 86899).
15 Nov 2000   New owner
Dr. Christian Herrmann (25 December 1941, Hamburg)
14 Dec 2004   Suspension of payment
16 Feb 2005   Bankrupt
30 July 2013   In liquidation
17 Apr 2014   Dissolved
Patents
  • DE9302092
    Elektronisches Gerät zur Aufnahme und Wiedergabe von Informationen sowie deren Aufbereitung und Weiterverarbeitung. Filed: 15 Feb 1993. Published 13 May 1993.
Last known address
  • PK Electronic International GmbH & Co KG
    Großenseer Straße 18, 22952 Lütjensee.
    Director: Peter Klüver (from 15 November 2000: Dr. Christian Herrmann)

  • PK Electronic Produktion GmbH & Co KG
    Marschnerstieg 5, D-22081 Hamburg (Germany). Fax: (040) 299 63 66.
    Dir.: Horst Weisenhaus

  • PK Electronic International GmbH & Co KG
    Marschnerstieg 5-7, 22081 Hamburg (Germany). Phone+ 040-291995.
    www.pk-electronic-international.de
References
  1. Wayne Madsen, National Security Agency Surveillance
    Reflections and Revelations 2001-2013.
    2013. ISBN: 978-1-304-27213-3. Page 46.

  2. Wayne Madsen, The Almost Classified Guide to CIA Front Companies ...
    2017, 2018, 2019. ISBN 978-1-365-11196-9. Page 295.

  3. C.G. Wedgwood, European Electronics Directory 1994
    1994. ISBN 1-85617-229-5. Page 101.

  4. Bugged Planet, PK-ELECTRONIC
    Retrieved January 2020.
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