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From forge to global player

A steep ascent characterises the history of the Sturm-Gruppe. Particularly in the past 20 years a high-performance and innovative group of companies has developed. Its clients include leading industrial companies mainly in the automotive and automotive supplier industries.

1993
-Foundation of Sturm Blechverarbeitung GmbH (sheet metal processing company)

1993/1994
-first order (decanter housing) for the company Flottweg

1994
-first step into the industry, in the field of mechanical engineering
-first order of BMW: Power & Free conveyor
Foundation of the materials-handling and automation technology departments

1994/1995
-the first UV-coating system worldwide for the company Bosch
-Foundation of the automatic coating systems department

1996/1997
-first side-shaft painting system order with water-based paint for
 DaimlerChrysler

1997
- Construction of a new building on a greenfield site in Salching and moving the head offices to Salching

2000
- second phase of construction in Salching

2002
-Acquisition of WBS Systemtechnik GmbH from insolvency
-Foundation of WBS Fördertechnik GmbH
 
complementing materials handling and automation technology

2003
-Extension of the scope of performance by
 special-purpose machine construction in the field of
 assembly and test technology
-Start of the cooperation with Siemens Airport & Logistics
 in the field of airport conveying technology
-Introduction of the new CI under the "Sturm-Gruppe"

2004
- third phase of construction in Salching to expand the Salching site

2007
- fourth phase of construction in Salching: Construction of two new halls
  and an administration building, doubling the production area

2009
-Acquisition of a stake in ASIS (Automation Systems und
 Intelligent Solutions) GmbH in Landshut, thus becoming the
 single-source supplier in the field of medium and large coating plants

2010
-Foundation of Sturm Machinery Co. Ltd. at the production site in China

2011
-Takeover of sections of process engineering
  technology and cleaning technology of the insolvent
  Moll Maschinenbau GmbH
-new sites throughout Germany: Arnsberg, Meißen,
  Offenbach & Owen/Teck  
- fifth phase of construction in Salching including a
  300 m² training centre
-Takeover of the insolvent Wittenbauer GmbH

2012
-new site in Leonberg - specialists for plastic coating plants
-Foundation of the division: Sturm Technologies
-Takeover of an engineering firm in Wetzlar
-new site in the USA: Sturm Inc. in Greer
-new site in Poland: Sturm Polska Sp.Z.o.o.
-new site in Turkey: Sturm Makine Sanayi ve Ticaret Ldt.Sti.
-Changing the company structure of Sturm-Gruppe

2013
-new site in France: Sturm France SARL
-new site in South Africa: Sturm Machinery South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
 South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
-new site in Munich: In the field of Vision Technologies


2014
-new site in Mexico
-new site in Brazil




AWARDS


2005
-Received the award for the Bavarian region „Oskar - Big Prize for Medium-Sized Enterprises" by the Oskar Patzelt Foundation
-"Bayerns Best 50"

2007
-Training award of the administrative district of Straubing Bogen

2009
-Finalist "Entrepeneur of the year 2009"
-"Bavaria‘s Best 50"

2011
-Award from Siemens: Sturm Maschinenbau GmbH among the top 5 suppliers in the category "Competitiveness in Mechanical Components"
-Sturm Maschinenbau GmbH receives the Innovation Award of the German economy
-Wilhelm Sturm receives the "State Medal for special merits concerning the Bavarian economy”

 

 

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