1945   Foundation of the ALZMETALL corporation by Harald Friedrich and Peter Meier.
Operating license for Precision engineering
     
1946   In December the first draught was taken from a cupola
     
1947   ALZMETALL starts to manufacture Drilling Machines
     
1949- 1950   Extension of the manufacturing site - First export results
     
1952   Death of the Co-Founder Peter Meier
     
to 1955   Development and increase of sales and marketing.
Customer base and number of employees are growing.
Eight different drilling machine types are being produced.
     
1956   Over 10.000 Drilling machines have been constructed and sold
     
1957- 1960   Substantial investments in new buildings and modernization of the machinery.
Extension of the product range and development of the export markets.
First Abomat is being delivered to customer.
     
1961 - 1965   Amongst others, also the Federal German Railway and companies from the automotive sector belong to our customer range
New foundry, over 400 employees
     
1966 - 1970   ALZMETALL gains worldwide reputation for its quality
Production program includes 18 different types of drilling machines with hole dimensions from 25 to 90 mm
More than 50.000 Drilling machines have been constructed and sold
     
1971   The junior-manager Holger Friedrich met with fatal accident.
     
1972 - 1975   Restructuring, extension of foundry capacities through a FORMATIC production line, average output: 230 - 250 machines per month
     
to 1979   ALZMETALL becomes the market leader in Drilling machines
By using NC controls, new machining processes becoming possible
     
1979   Harald Friedrich passing away, suddenly and unexpected.
For the next two decades Dr. Walter Reich, in the position as executor and trustee, as well as Karl-Heinz Buchholz, Wilhelm Schiepek and Dieter Manhardt as managing directors, are steering the affairs of the company
     
1980 - 1984   Start of a successful Drilling machine range AX and the CNC-machining center range ABOMAT
     
1985   2nd development phase for the CNC machining centers into fully automated production cells. Over 80.000 machines are being constructed and delivered.
     
1988 - 1990   Developments are completed for a unique CNC Drilling machine range that is called AC
     
1990   ALZMETALL obtains a majority stake in the company Bluthardt AG, in Nürtingen.
(Distributor of drilling machines and CNC-Machining Centers)
     
1995   ALZMETALL celebrates their 50 years.
     
1996   A brand new machining center, the BAZ 15 is being produced. Development and introduction of the ALZSTAR Drilling machine range.
     
1999   Substantial investments in the Machine divisions and the Foundry divisions: over 7.000.000 €
     
2000   The installation and receptioning of a new foundry production line, the HWS, and a large horizontal machining center, the GROB BZ 1250, a flexible production cell with pallet handling equipment, are being completed. Their operation is started. The quality management system DIN EN ISO 9001:1994 is being introduced and ALZMETALL is being certified successfully.
     
2001   A new AB Drilling machine range and the introduction of an innovative highspeed machining center; G 800
     
2002   The German Ministry for Economy and Technology is awarding ALZMETALL for their successful and innovative performance in view of their highspeed 5-axis machining center G 800. Substantial investments in hard- and software for a new ERP-System.
     
2003   Production figures show an accumulation of 170.000 Machines being produced and sold in the past years.
     
2004   Repeat certification accomplished successfully. DIN EN ISO 9001:2000.
     
2005   ALZMETALL is looking back at 60 successful years of in foundry business and in machine construction business.
     
2006   Investments continue in the foundry; two brand new TDI ColdWind Cupola furnaces are putted into operation.
     
2007   Successful repeat certification of the QM - Systems according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000. Proper innovative development of the PowerCell-Robot automation with Pallet management systems for machining centers. Investment in a GS 1000/5 machining center with PowerCell SK-24 Pallet managmenet system. Investment in a dust extraction unit for the foundry.
     
2008   New, additional foundry hall with over 2000 sqm of new production facilities for manufacturing and handling very large foundry parts. Investment in a large horizontal machining center for machining proper machine elements and for sub-contracting puprposes. Introduction of TopSolid CAM systems and TDM Tool Management system for ALZMETALL production facilities.
     
2009   Investment for a core shooter in the foundry is being made.
Expanding of the drilling machines program be new development and market introduction of 5 different types of ALZTRONIC bench drilling machines.
Opening of the ALZMETALL and DONAU service and technology center for machining centers and drilling machines.
     
2010   Investment in a new ALZMETALL machining center GS1000/5 as Power Cell Twin solution for own mechanical production.
Installation of a photovoltaic system for administration building and shop floor with an capacity of 149 kWp
     
2011   Investment in a heavy duty foundation for the assembly line of the GS1400 and a new crane system in the assembly hall for machining centers.
Extension of the high rack storage system.
EMO Hannover: Launch and market introduction of the new developed hybrid machining center GS1400/5-FDT for the combination of milling and turning process in one clamping, workpiece weight up to 3 tons.
     
2010   Investment in a ALZMETALL GS1400/5-FDT hybrid machining center for the production line.
Investment in a suspension track ball blasting unit with a load capacity of 3.2 tons and an annealing furnace for heat treatment up to 1000°C maximum temperature for the foundry.
     
2011   Investment in a heavy duty foundation for the assembly line of the GS1400 and a new crane system in the assembly hall for machining centers.
Extension of the high rack storage system.
EMO Hannover: Launch and market introduction of the new developed hybrid machining center GS1400/5-FDT for the combination of milling and turning process in one clamping, workpiece weight up to 3 tons.
     
2012   Investment in a ALZMETALL GS1400/5-FDT hybrid machining center for the production line.
Investment in a suspension track ball blasting unit with a load capacity of 3.2 tons and an annealing furnace for heat treatment up to 1000°C maximum temperature for the foundry.
     
2013   New development of the GS600 machining center (weight of basic machine 8 tons), 4 different types in gantry style, successful launch at EMO Hannover.
Expansion of sales activities in countries like Canada, China, USA, Spain, UK and Poland.
     
2014   Continuously development of export markets like Russia, China, Turkey and France.
New development of the GS1200 machining center, 4 different types in gantry style (weight of basic machine approx. 22 tons).
Refurbishment of the outside space.
     
2015   Starting a cooperation with DKSH as sole agent for the Southeast Asian countries as Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia and also for Taiwan and Japan

Energy efficient refurbishment of the main building and the adjacent office and factory buildings.
First participation at CMTS exhibition in Canada

ALZMETALL celebrates the company’s 70th anniversary

Establishing of ALZMETALL Machine Tools (Taicang) Co., Ltd. in Taicang, China
奥美特机床(太仓)有限公司
     
     
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