Heinrich Georg – Was Heinrich Georg able to see the future in the late 1940s?

Feel the future

Was Heinrich Georg able to look into the future in the late 1940s?

Could he have foreseen that he would significantly advance metal working with inventions such as the reinforcing steel straightening machine, the Liliput shear and the world’s first automatic straightening and cutting machine?

 

Of course Heinrich Georg did not forsee the future. However, he could feel it.

 

After all, anyone who creates something new to improve the present must believe in the future. What drives GEORG is looking ahead with our customers, partners and employees, to develop solutions that will last –not only today, but also tomorrow.
We owe this attitude to Heinrich Georg’s sense of the future.

1948

GEORG machine factory 1948

Taking over his father’s toolmaker workshop – the birth of the Maschinenfabrik Heinrich Georg.

1952

GEORG machine factory 1952

Development of the first reinforcing steel straightening machine and an eccentric shear, the so-called 'Liliput shear'.

1953

GEORG machine factory 1953

By combining the two aggregates, the first automatic straightening and cutting machine is born.

1955

GEORG machine factory 1955

Successful participation at the Hanover Trade Fair. First customer contacts with other European countries are made.

1956

GEORG machine factory 1956

GEORG’s straightening and cutting machines are produced in batches.

1960

Delivery of the first GEORG cutting and punching line for a grain-oriented electric steel strip.

1970

GEORG machine factory 1970

GEORG enters into the electronic era; electronic control systems  replace mechanical functions.

1973

GEORG machine factory 1973

The electrical workshop is complemented with its very own ELECTRONICS DEPARTMENT.

1974

GEORG machine factory 1974

Acquisition of a neighbouring machine tool company and EXPANSION of the product range to include SPECIAL MACHINE TOOLS.

In the following years, we kept abreast with our professed goal of GLOBAL PRESENCE and customer proximity by ESTABLISHING our own SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES and REPRESENTATIVE OFFICES in every industrial country.

1985

GEORG machine factory 1985

Foundation of the GEORG Service Centre in Beijing to support our customers in East Asia.

1988

GEORG machine factory 1980

Foundation of GEORG UK in Bilston, near Birmingham.

1998

GEORG machine factory 1998

Foundation of the subsidiary company GEORG Manufacturing Service (GMS), Hickory, N.C./USA.

2002

GEORG machine factory 2002

Outplacement of the control department for finishing lines and foundation of the GEORG Automation GmbH in Kreuztal, Germany.

2003

GEORG machine factory 2003

The 3rd generation enters into the management of the company! At the beginning of 2003, Mark Georg joins the long-time president Gerd Georg and Hans-Jürgen Patt.

2007

GEORG machine factory 2007

Relocation of the transformer department into the new office building. The departments of sales, mechanical design, electrical control and service are now united under one roof. Ultimately, our customers are the ones who benefit from shorter distances and better communication.

2008

GEORG machine factory 2008

The company celebrates its 60th anniversary. Employees and customers alike celebrated our successful long-term relationships.

2010

GEORG machine factory 2010

The management team keeps on growing: Gerd Georg and Hans-Jürgen Patt make the transition to the advisory boad. CEO Mark Georg is now Chairman of the board, which, consists of him and the four business unit directors of the following departments: Transformers (Bernd Peter Schmidt), Finishing Lines (Antonio Garcia), Machine Tools (Reinhard Helmer) and Corporate Services (Theo Helsper).

2010

GEORG machine factory 2010

For the purpose of expanding capacities as well as optimising material flow, GEORG invests in a completely new assembly shop.

2011

GEORG machine factory 2002

The GEORG Group purchases a neighbouring production site incl. 600 sqm of office space. Here the GEORG AUTOMATION GMBH will continue to grow and we will start offering our customers complete automation solutions including switchgear engineering.

2011

Modernization of the ground floors in the assembly halls of works II

Modernization of the ground floors in the assembly halls of works II. During running production the ground floors are renovated and prepared for higher loads.

2012

At the occasion of a customer day GEORG machine tool division presents the first GEORG ultragrind roll grinder.

At the occasion of a customer day GEORG machine tool division presents the first GEORG ultragrind roll grinder.

2012

In this year we start with the construction of the new GEORGhouse.

In this year we start with the construction of the new GEORGhouse.

2012

New investments are made in machinery of our manufacturing division

New investments are made in machinery of our manufacturing division. New heavy cranes are invested in the assembly halls of our machine tool division.

2013

Our colleagues from finishing lines and machine tool divisions move into the new GEORGhouse where at the same time the GEORGacademy opens its doors.

Our colleagues from finishing lines and machine tool divisions move into the new GEORGhouse where at the same time the GEORGacademy opens its doors.
In spring we have started our cooperation with the munical children day care located right opposite the GEORGhouse.