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


WEINIG

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


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


WEINIG

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


WEINIG

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


WEINIG

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


WEINIG

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

Luxscan opens second location for production and assembly in Hautcharage/Luxembourg


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