Feel the future
Was Heinrich Georg able to look in to the future in the late 1940s? Could he have foreseen that he would significantly advance metalworking with inventions such as the reinforcing steel straightening machine, the Lilput shear and the world’s first automatic straightening and cutting machine?
Of course Heinrich Georg did not foresee 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 future solutions that will last – not only today but also tomorrow. We owe this attitude to Heinrich Georg’s sense of the future.
His first machine inventions for straightening and cutting of iron have formed the base for our today’s globally active, medium-size and highly diversified high-tech company.
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.
- Extension of the senior management
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).
- New hall
For the purpose of expanding capacities as well as optimising material flow, GEORG invests in a completely new assembly shop.
- New Production Facility
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.
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.
- GEORG ultra grind
At the occasion of a customer day GEORG machine tool division presents the first GEORG ultragrind roll grinder.
- Construction of the new GEORGhouse
In this year we start with the construction of the new GEORGhouse.
- New investments
New investments are made in machinery of our manufacturing division. New heavy cranes are invested in the assembly halls of our machine tool division.
- New products create recognition worldwide
GEORG is growing in all its business areas with regard to quality and quantity. (Large) orders from market leading companies e.g. for the world’s fastest edge-trimming line for can body stock (AluNorf, Germany), new roll grinding machine (Baosteel, China), slitting and cut-to-length lines for aluminium (KUMZ, Russia & ALNAN, China), GEORG precision cut TBA 1200 for the world’s biggest transformer producer (TBEA, China).
- Innovation of a world’s unique complete machining center GEORG ultraturn MC
With this machining center GEORG is again setting new world standards. Turning, drilling, milling, grinding and exact measuring of large-size workpieces up to 250 to on one machine in one set-up.
- Introduction of a comprehensive service concept GEORG protectionworld
Introduction, organization and marketing of various services.
- Entrepreneur award for GEORGacademy
Award received for the training concept established in 2014 as best-practice example within North-Rhine Westphalia.
- Company foundation in USA and Germany
Take-over of the American machine builder Capco Machinery Systems Inc. and establishing the new company Georg Capco Inc. in Roanoke/Virginia, USA
Establishing a common daughter company GEORG & UEBACH GmbH in Kreuztal for production of welded, bent, notched and laser-cut parts
Development and installation of the first GEORG roll grinder with CBN-technology in a hot rolling mill.
Inauguration of the worldwide first complete machining center for heavy workpieces with integrated 2-point measuring system (GEORG ultraturn MC) at Siemens Dynamowerk, Berlin.
Further modernizations of our production machines in our own mechanical manufacturing workshop at our headquarter in Kreuztal.
Inauguration of the third GEORG ultraturn MC at Doosan Skoda, Pilsen.
Introduction of the GEORG precisioncut TBA400 robot line – the first core cutting line for strip widths of up to 440 mm with robotic E-stacking systems.
- Strategic Partnership
Entering a strategic partnership with the Swiss GÜDEL Group for common developments in the area of automatic core stacking technology for power transformers.
- China Order
Receipt of the so far biggest single order from a Chinese customer in our company’s history for our finishing lines division covering slitting and cut-to-length lines for aluminium.