If you count up the combined years of experience of all ten brands in the Starrag Group, you come to over 1000 years of mechanical engineering expertise.
StarragHeckert AG merges with Dörries Scharmann Technologie GmbH.
Inauguration of the Tech Center and groundbreaking for the production plant in India.
Establishment of StarragHeckert France and Turkey.
StarragHeckert acquires all assets of SIP (Société d'Instruments de Précision SA) in Geneva, Switzerland, and its subsidiaries American SIP and SIP China. This merger with the renowned manufacturer of ultra-precise machine tools and coordinate measuring systems for customers in the aerospace and precision machine building industry will lead to extensive synergies.
StarragHeckert acquires a controlling majority of the British company Toolroom Technology Limited (TTL), a global market leader in providing advanced machining systems for the repair of aircraft engine componenets. Therewith Starrag-Heckert offers its customers additional services in milling technologies.
Market introduction of the first generation of platform machines: The former ZT range is replaced by the STC 1000, while the HEC 1000 substitutes the CWK range of heavy-duty machining centers.
Start of joint development work on the platform strategy.
The business of Dörries Scharmann AG was transferred into a new operating company, Dörries Scharmann GmbH.
Under control of the Treuhand-Anstalt Berlin (Trust corporation), the "Heckert Chemnitzer Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH" is founded.
Dörries and Scharmann are merged under the ownership of the Voith Group.
The American subsidiary "Rigid Machine Tool Inc." is founded in Rye, N.Y. In France and the UK, Starrag already holds own sales offices.
In Chemnitz, the first FMS (Flexible Manufacturing System) of the world, named "Prisma 2", is put into operation.
Starrag delivers the first 5 axis/3 spindle copy milling machine for titanium helicopter engine impellers to Rolls Royce.
Starrag equips its first copy milling machine with numercial control driven by a magnetic tape. Starrag staff amounts to 1,200 people.
Starrag delivers the first 5-axis milling machine of the wold.
Wanderer works take up production under improvised conditions and manufacture 38 milling machines.
Between 1936 and 1945, production of both Wanderer and Starrag is focused on military technology. During World War II, approx. 9,000 people are employed in Chemnitz. On September 11, 1944, production facilities are almost completely destroyed in an air raid.
Introduction of the first STARRAG copy milling machine. Copy milling technology enables Starrag to penetrate the increasingly important market segments of turbine, aircraft and mold and die manufacture.
The Wanderer motorcar department is taken over by the Auto Union AG (today Audi).
The company is renamed "Starrfräsmaschinen AG Henri Levy" and finally "Starrfräsmaschinen AG" (1925).
The first RIGID milling machine with a closed frame construction is launched on the market.
Levy builds turret and center lathes.
Berthiez established in St.Etienne, France.
Completion of the first subcompact car "Wanderer-Püppchen" (two-seater with 1,15 l four-cylinder engine and 12 hp braking power).
Wanderer starts the series production of milling machines.
In Rorschacherberg (CH), Henri Levy founds his own business - named "Mechanische Werkstatt Henri Levy" (Mechanical workshop Henri Levy) from 1901 - with the purpose to manufacture and market automatic threading machines for the textile industry.
Droop+Rein established in Bielefeld, Germany
SIP receives one of 12 platinum iridium copies of the original metre prototype in Paris
Dörries established in Vussem, Germany.
In Geneva Switzerland the physicist Auguste De La Rive and the botanist Marc Thury founds their own business - named "Société Genevoise d'Instruments de Physiques".