From humble beginnings to a global player
When Berthold Hermle set up a bolt and machine screw manufacturing company in 1938 in the southwestern German town of Gosheim, nobody could have guessed just how successful this venture would become. The company's spirit and desire to exceed standards was evident even back then. And Hermle was remained committed to this philosophy over the past 70+ years despite its dynamic and remarkable development. Learn more about the milestones of our tradition-steeped company; entire a world where tradition and modernity come together. Come with us on a journey through time!
Berthold Hermle, a bolt and machine screw manufacturer, is founded in the southwestern German town of Gosheim and begins production of turned parts.
The business becomes Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle KG.
We begin producing centrifuges from this point on.
Production of milling machines commences.
The first Hermle universal tool milling machine is introduced.
NC-controlled milling machines are produced for the first time
The success of NC-controlled milling machines leads to the beginning of production of CNC milling machines.
From this point on, the company is represented under a new name: Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle GmbH & Co.
With the change to Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG completed, the company is publicly traded on the stock exchange. At the same time, we acquire the new sales and administration building in Gosheim.
Comprehensive national and international restructuring of the Hermle Group is introduced.
The company is sustainably optimized in many aspects as part of "Concept 2000".
Hermle + Partner Vertriebs GmbH commences operations
The joint venture Hermle-Leibinger Systemtechnik GmbH is founded for customer-specific automation of Hermle machines.
The group acquires a sales and service center in Switzerland with Hermle Schweiz AG. A new training center is established in the Kassel-Lohfelden industrial park for more intensive support of the central and north German area.
The new Technology and Training Center opens at the company’s headquarters in Gosheim.
The US subsidiary is spun off to form Hermle Machine Co. LLC, thereby strengthening the market position of the Group in the USA. At the same time, Hermle Nederland B.V. is founded in Venlo-Blerick.
With the "concept of a breathing enterprise", a flexible working time system, Hermle counteracts heavy economic fluctuations and avoids cutting jobs.
A service and sales center is put into operation in Northern America.
The highly modern Service Center is acquired at the Gosheim location. At the same time, sales branch offices and representative offices are founded in China, Austria and the Czech Republic.
Hermle WWE AG is founded in Switzerland. Activities in high-growth countries outside of Europe are now coordinated by the new subsidiary.
For the direct development of the Italian market, Hermle Italia S.r.l., Rodano, is founded. Expansion of the activities in Bulgaria and Romania through the export company Hermle WWE AG.
Two additional sales centers are opened in Russia. Restructuring and expansion of capacity in sheet metal production at the Gosheim site.
Expansion of the state-of-the-art, flexible production capacities at the company headquarters. Purchase of further premises in Gosheim for long-term safeguarding of the company.
During the difficult financial crisis, the concept of the breathing company proves itself once again: despite the massive drop in demand, Hermle manages to make a profit and avoid job losses.
In order to facilitate the opening up of the Scandinavian and Southeast European markets, Hermle founds new offices in Denmark and Bulgaria.
Hermle is expanding its product portfolio with an innovation offensive, aiming for the greatest number of new machine features and products ever in a very short time.
Hermle founds a new office in Poland.
A new warehouse and logistics center with the latest shipping and warehousing systems is put into operation at the company headquarters in Gosheim.
New assembly areas allow the cyclic assembly concept to be expanded for large machines and provide the foundations for a new sales record.
Hermle celebrates its 75th birthday. This anniversary year gets off to a promising start and despite the uncertain general conditions, it could prove to be as successful as the previous year.
Construction of a new hospitality building in Gosheim completed to coincide with Open House 2014, providing high-quality and uncomplicated catering for customers and guests.
The large machining centre C 52 U / MT will be presented.
The 25000th machine is being delivered.