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.
Sales operations are reorganized with a focus on eleven market segments within the four target industries of Aerospace, Energy, Transportation and Industrial, under the claim "Engineering precisely what you value".
Acquisition of Dörries Scharmann Group, comprising Berthiez (Saint-Etienne, France), Dörries (Mönchengladbach, Germany), Droop+Rein (Bielefeld, Germany) and Scharmann (Mönchengladbach, Germany). Brand concept is updated and the company name is changed to Starrag Group.
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.
Starrag delivers the first 5 axis/3 spindle copy milling machine for titanium helicopter engine impellers to Rolls Royce.
In Chemnitz, the first FMS (Flexible Manufacturing System) of the world, named "Prisma 2", is put into operation.
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 world.
Post-war period: The company establishes itself as a manufacturer of turbine milling machines.
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. Manufacturing of copy milling machines for automotive, aircraft and mould-manufacturing companies begins in the mid-1930s.
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.
The company is founded in Rorschacherberg, Switzerland under the name "Henri Levy Mechanische Werkstatt" and manufactures 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".