History

Innovation from the beginnings to today.

Milestones at a Glance

  • 1960

    Company founded by Bodo Konzelmann

  • 1961

    In April 1961, Bodo Konzelmann started his company in the garage of his mother-in-law.

  • 1974

    In 1974 the new building was built on existing premises with a production hall covering an area of 850 m².

  • 1988

    Introduction of an MDE/BDE computer system for injection molding machines.

  • 1989

    This year, Konzelmann expands to 2000 square meters. State-of-the-art toolmaking and injection molding enable manufacturing from a single source.

  • 1990

    On the July 1st, 1990, Milko Konzelmann joins the company in its second generation.

  • 1996

    In 1996, the company obtains its first QM certification according to DIN ISO 9001  

  • 1998

    For the first time, tribological series applications are implemented in gearbox construction.

  • 2002

    In February, a complete change of location led to the purchase of a new company building in Löchgau and the associated expansion of floor space to 4,400 m².

  • 2004

    A large-scale project for a medical device, with a total of 120 injection molds – a first-time for Konzelmann – is developed in close cooperation with the customer, produced in series and completed by in-house post-processing.

  • 2008

    Certification in environmental auditing according to EMAS ISO 14001 is successfully conducted and completed. "The combination of ecology and economy is the focus of our efforts to protect and preserve the environment."

  • 2009

    In 2009 Bodo Konzelmann hands the company over to his son Milko Konzelmann as sole managing partner of Konzelmann GmbH. The generational transition is successfully completed.

  • 2009

    Also in 2009, the long-standing authorized representative Frank Greminger is appointed second managing director at the side of Milko Konzelmann.

  • 2011

    The 50-year company anniversary of the family business, now already in the third generation, is celebrated with all employees.

  • 2012

    This is followed by the extension of the injection molding shop and laboratories. Special measuring technologies  as well as laboratory and testing facilities guarantee transparent  and reliable production and manufacturing processes for the customer.

  • 2013

    First certification according to ISO/TS 16949 is conducted and successfully completed.

  • 2014

    Already in 2014, another new building is built for fully air-conditioned mold/toolmaking.
    This expansion ensures reliable production of high-precision tools  without temperature fluctuations during steel processing.
    The training workshop is also set up, ensuring in-house support of the apprentices from the very beginning.

  • 2015

    Establishment of the USA subsidiary Konzelmann Inc.