Over 100 years of technological advancement – the milestones of the WEINIG Group


1905

WEINIG founded as a trading and production company

1945

Re-building of the dormant company after the end of the war under Bertold Weinig

1947

Conversion to production of wood processing machines

1948

The first company in the sector to introduce series production

1955

Georg Demuth becomes a partner in WEINIG

1964

Product range specialized in moulders

1970

Introduction of synchronous assembly line production – one of the most modern wood processing machine factories worldwide

1972

Conversion of the legal form of the company to GmbH & Co. KG

1974

Creation of WEINIG Japan

1975

Newly developed hydro-tool system ready for series production

Entry into production of tool grinding machines

Start of production of automation systems

1976

Creation of WEINIG USA

1979

Start of production of window machines

1980

Creation of WEINIG S.A. Switzerland for the production of tools and tool measuring technology

1982

Creation of WEINIG UK

Wolfgang Wilmsen become Managing Director

Introduction of jointing technology

1983

Company converted to a private limited company (GmbH)

1984/87

Sale of the company to Kuwaiti investors

1985

Creation of WEINIG Asia

1988

Company converted to an incorporated company (Aktiengesellschaft)

1989

WEINIG lists on the stock exchange

1992

Waco – the specialist for high-speed planing machines, moulders and band resaws – joins the WEINIG Group

1993

Dimter becomes part of the WEINIG Group – the specialist for optimizing cross-cuts saws and gluing presses

1995

Creation of WEINIG Australia and China

1997

Production plant opened in Yantai, China

1998

Finger-jointing line specialist Grecon joins the WEINIG Group

1999

100% acquisition of WEINIG Japan

Unimat 3000 fully-automatic profiling center unveiled

2001

Rip saw specialist Raimann joins the WEINIG Group

Creation of WEINIG Concept – for the conception and sales of plant projects

2002

Weinig AG de-listed from the stock exchange

WEINIG acquires Control Logic Inc., USA

2004

Rainer Hundsdörfer becomes CEO

Market launch of the Powermat moulder series

2005

Conturex production system unveiled

Acquisition of outstanding shares in GreCon Dimter GmbH, GreCon Dimter Inc., USA, GreCon Dimter France

2007

Scanner specialist LuxScan joins the WEINIG Group

2008

Walter Fahrenschon becomes CEO

2009

WEINIG forms WEINIG (Yantai) Woodworking Technology Co. Ltd.

2010

HOLZ-HER joins the WEINIG Group – the specialist for edge banders, processing centers, pressure beam saws and panel diving saws with branches in Canada, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and USA. Production in Voitsberg/Austria

Wolfgang Pöschl becomes CEO

2011

Stephan Weber and Gerald Schmidt join the Management Board.

Karl Wachter retires

WEINIG presents the Cube at LIGNA in Hanover

2013

Integration of tool production from Weinig S.A. (Switzerland) into the Tauberbischofsheim headquarters

Formation of WEINIG RUS OOO, Moscow, Russia as a sales and service subsidiary

2014

NKT is relocated to Alfeld, operating as Weinig Grecon GmbH & Co. KG

Introduction HOLZ-HER Evolution

Powermat 700 - New Generation of WEINIG Powermat

WEINIG System Plus (Rondamat 1000 CNC and Moulder Master)

WEINIG App Suite

2015

Gregor Baumbusch joins the Management Board

Grecon Dimter Holzoptimierung Nord GmbH & Co. KG is rebranded to Weinig Grecon GmbH & Co. KG

Grecon Dimter Holzoptimierung Süd GmbH & Co. KG is rebranded to Weinig Dimter GmbH & Co. KG

WEINIG focuses its high-performance know-how in the Product Units Profiling and Cutting

WEINIG App Suite

2016

WEINIG share in Weinig Grecon GmbH & Co. KG now is 100 %

2017

Introduction of HOLZ-HER Nextec

Introduction W4.0 digital

2018

WEINIG is a founding member of MindSphere World

WEINIG establishes a new business unit Automation & Digital Business

WEINIG presents the Powermat 3000 - new flagship of the Powermat series

Wolfgang Pöschl goes into retirement

2019

Gregor Baumbusch becomes Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Dr. Mario Kordt becomes Chief Technology Officer (CTO)