150 Years of NETZSCH

A Story of Success

With 140 years of history, the NETZSCH Group enjoys a long tradition. Our continuous development work and a conscientious management team secure consistency in a familiar hand. At present, the 5th generation has assumed managerial responsibility in the NETZSCH Group.  

1873

Formation

  • NETZSCH is founded by Thomas NETZSCH and his brother Christian in Selb/Upper Franconia.
  • The first products are pump wagons for extinguishing fires and agricultural machines.
Thomas NETZSCH 1846 - 1897
Fire engine 1875
Munich fair 1898
Gustav NETZSCH 1875 - 1939
1890

Development and production of special machines for the ceramics industry, as a result of the establishment of the first porcelain factrories in the Selb area.

1896

Due to their excellent quality, NETZSCH machines receive their first awards in Nuremberg and Munich.

1901

Following the death of his father, Gustav NETZSCH takes over management of the company NETZSCH

1905

Foundation of a branch in Asch (Bohemia) for duty-free supply to the Austro-Hungarian economic area.

1929

Erich NETZSCH, son of Gustav NETZSCH, takes over management.

1931

The company headquarters is moved from Selb to Asch.

1939

At the start of World War II, NETZSCH has 200 employees in Asch.

1946

After the end of the war, the factory in Asch must be given up, and rebuilding begins in Selb

1952

Production of the Mohnopumps (NEMO® Pumpen) begins.

1958
  • Manufacture and sales of the Mohno pumps moved to Frankfurt am Main
  • Foundation of Gebrüder NETZSCH Maschinenfabrik, Linz, Austria
1962
  • Foundation of NETZSCH-Vertriebs-Gesellschaft mbH, Selb
  • Foundation of NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH, Selb
  • With the foundation of NETZSCH-Mohnopumpen GmbH, pump production is moved to Waldkraiburg (Upper Bavaria)
1968
  • Wolfgang NETZSCH takes over management of NETZSCH-Mohnopumpen GmbH
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Italiana S.r.l.,Verona, Italy
Erich NETZSCH 1903 - 1990
NETZSCH Mohnopumpen 1958 located in Frankfurt/Main
NETZSCH Mohnopumpen GmbH, Waldkraiburg in 1962
Wolfgang NETZSCH 1938 - 1994

Build-up

From 1969 to 1998

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1969

Foundation of NETZSCH Inc., Exton, PA, (USA)

1973
  • Foundation of NETZSCH do Brazil Ltda., Pomerode
  • Erich NETZSCH´s son, Thomas NETZSCH, and son-in-law, Jürgen Schaefer, join the NETZSCH Group as managing directors
  • Foundation of NETZSCH-Kunststoff GmbH, Selb, Germany
1974

Foundation of NETZSCH Feinmahltechnik GmbH, Selb and acquisition of the production facilities in Tirschenreuth

1975

Foundation of NETZSCH Fréres Sarl., Pontault-Combault/France

1979
  • Foundation of HEISHIN-NETZSCH Co., Ltd., Kobe/Japan (Joint Venture)
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Newamatic GmbH, Waldkraiburg
  • Foundation of NETZSCH-UK, Stoke-on-Trent, Großbritannien
1981

Purchase of Heinrich Zeidler Maschinenfabrik GmbH+Co. KG

1982

Foundation NETZSCH S.A., Zug/Switzerland

NETZSCH Inc. Exton, PA, USA
NETZSCH do Brasil, Pomerode, Brazil
NETZSCH Feinmahltechnik GmbH, Selb, German
1986
  • Purchase of Mastermix Ltd. and Foundation of NETZSCH Mastermix Ltd., Aldridge/GB
  • Foundation of Gummiwerk CHRISTENSEN NETZSCH GmbH, Celle, (Joint Venture)
1987
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Filtrationstechnik GmbH Selb
  • Foundation of NETZSCH ASIA Pacific Pte. Ltd., Singapore
1988
  • Foundation of NETZSCH (Thailand) Ltd., Bangkok
  • Renaming of Gebrüder NETZSCH Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. toErich NETZSCH GmbH & Co. Holding KG Selb, and separation of the ceramics machine division Gebrüder NETZSCH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH
  • Foundation of CHRISTENSEN NETZSCH Rubber Inc., Oklahoma City, OK (USA) (Joint Venture)
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Werbe- und Service-GmbH, Selb
1989
  • Purchase of Agrob-Anlagenbau GmbH Munich, Germany
  • Foundation of NEMO®-Pumps Ltd., Aldridge/Great Britain
1990
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Espana S.A., Terrassa/Barcelona
  • April 12th - Death of Erich NETZSCH
  • Thomas and Wolfgang NETZSCH take over direction of the NETZSCH Group as managers and shareholders
NETZSCH Mastermix Ltd., Aldridge/Great Britain
NETZSCH (Thailand) Ltd., Bangkok
1991

Foundation of NETZSCH-Thuringia GmbH, Sonneberg, Germany

1992

Purchase of Milantecnica S.r.l., Mailand, Italy

1993
  • The Erich NETZSCH GmbH & Co. Holding KG is the strategic leader of the business units and effects synergies within the NETZSCH Group
  • Foundation of NETZSCH India Pte. Ltd., Chennai/ India
  • Foundation of LANZHOU-NETZSCH Pumps Co. Ltd., Lanzhou/China
1994
  • Foundation of NETZSCH-Instruments Inc., Paoli, PA (USA)
  • June 26th - Death of Wolfgang NETZSCH
1995
  • The group of NETZSCH companies is directed by Thomas NETZSCH and Jürgen Schaefer
  • Sale of the NETZSCH-Newamatic GmbH
  • NETZSCH takes over the machinery manufacturer CONDUX which was in receivership, and establishes NETZSCH CONDUX Mahltechnik GmbH, Hanau
1996
  • Sale of the Business Unit "Ceramic Process Engineering" to the Siu Fung Group
  • Sale of the NETZSCH-Kunststofftechnik GmbH
  • NETZSCH concentrates on the core competencies "Analyzing and Testing", "Filtration", "Grinding and Dispersing" and "Pumps"
1998
  • The NETZSCH Group has more than 1800 employees in 22 countries, with 67 sales and service centers worldwide
  • Takeover of all shares of LANZHOU-NETZSCH Pumps Co. Ltd., Lanzhou/China
  • Gründung der ZAO GRP-service AG, Moskau, Russland, Joint Venture
  • Foundation of a service company in Moscow for the Russian waste water market
  • First Edition of the NETZSCH Management Manual
  • NETZSCH celebrates its 125th anniversary
  • Latest example of the innovative power of the NETZSCH Group: NETZSCH-Mohnopumpen GmbH is awarded of the Bavarian Innovation Prize

 

Image: Jürgen Schaefer and Thomas NETZSCH

  • Foundation of NETZSCH AKW A+V Equipamentos e Processos, Pomerode/Brazil, (Joint Venture)
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Argentina S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Expansion of sales support offices in China
  • Sale of CHRISTENSEN NETZSCH GmbH, sale of CHRISTENSEN NETZSCH Rubber Inc.
  • Foundation of JOCHMAN-NETZSCH filtracná technika, s.r.o., Spisská Nová Ves, Slowakai (Joint Venture)

 

Image: NETZSCH CONDUX Mahltechnik GmbH, Hanau

1998

Growth

1999 until today

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1999
  • Foundation of NETZSCH de Colombia, Medellin, Columbia
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Malaysia Shd. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Korea Ltd., Seoul, Korea
  • Elastomer fabrication at NETZSCH do Brazil
2000
  • Foundation of NETZSCH (Shanghai) Machinery and Instruments Co. Ltd., Shanghai, China
  • Splitt off the oil pump business into the newly-founded NETZSCH Oilfield Products GmbH, Selb, Germany
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Service Nordeste Ltda., Natal, Brazil
  • Merging of NETZSCH-Instruments Corp. with NETZSCH Incorporated, Exton PA, USA
  • Dedication of the research and development center NETZSCH do Brazil
  • Milantecnica S.r.l. is renamed NETZSCH Milantecnica Verona
  • Dedication of technology center, NETZSCH Incorporated
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Holdings USA Inc., New York, NY, USA
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Instruments Inc. Burlington, Ma, USA
  • Expansion of the oilpump business with the newly-founded NETZSCH Oilfield Products Austria GmbH, Vienna, Austria
  • Purchase of the Holometrix Micromet Division from Metrisa Inc., Bedford, MA, USA

 

Image: NETZSCH (Shanghai) Machinery and Instruments Co. Ltd., Shanghai, China

2001
2002
  • 40-Year-Anniversary of NETZSCH Gerätebau GmbH, Selb and NETZSCH Mohnopumpen GmbH, Waldkraiburg
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Tula ZAO, Tula, Russian Federation
2003
  • Merger of NETZSCH Holdings USA, New York/USA with NETZSCH Instrumenty Inc. Burlington/Massachusetts, USA
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Instrumenty Sp.z.o.o., Krakau/Poland
2004
  • New Generation at the Helm of the NETZSCH Group
  • Sale of Business Unit "Filtration"
  • Sale of JOCHMAN-NETZSCH filtracna Technica, s.r.o., Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakei and NETZSCH India Private Ltd., Chennai, India in connection with the sale of the Business Unit "Filtration"
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Fine Particle Technology, LLC., Extron, PA, USA
2005
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, India
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Indústria e Comércio de Equipamentos de Moagem Ltda., Pomerode, Brazil
  • New Generation at the helm of the Business Unit „Analyzing and Testing“. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Emmerich turns over the management to Dr. Thomas Denner
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Pumps Rus OOO, Moscow, Russia
NETZSCH Tula ZAO, Tula, Russian Federation
NETZSCH Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, India
2006

Dedication of production facilities NETZSCH LANZHOU Pumps Co. Ltd., Lanzhou, PR China

2007
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Service Nordeste Ltda., Natal, Brazil
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Pompen Nederland B.V., Vleuten, Netherlands
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Scientific Instruments (Shanghai) Trading Ltd., Shanghai, PR China
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Pumps Bellux BVBA, Affligem, Belgium
2008
  • New Generation at the Helm of the NETZSCH Group: Dr. Otto Max Schaefer, Thomas NETZSCH and Dr. Hanns-Peter Ohl
  • The NETZSCH Group has worldwide more than 2200 employees in 117 sales and service centers in 23 countries
  • Foundation of NETZSCH México S.A. DE C.V., Mexico
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Service Bahia, Ltda. Pojuca, Brazil
2009
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Instruments North America, LLC, Burlington, Massachusetts USA
  • Foundation of NETZSCH USA Holdings Inc., Exton, USA
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Pumps North Armerica LLC, Exton, PA, USA
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Dosiertechnik Waldkraiburg
NETZSCH LANZHOU Pumps Co. Ltd., Lanzhou, PR China
NETZSCH Instruments North America, LLC, Burlington, Massachusetts, USA
2010
  • January 12th - Death of Thomas NETZSCH
  • Foundation of NETZSCH South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Extension of the existing building of NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH, Selb
  • Dedication of BluLab - Business Unit Grinding & Dispersing
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Canada Inc., Toronto, Canada
2011
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Australia PTY. Ltd., Sydney Australia
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Peru Sociedad, Anomina, Cerrado, Lima, Peru
  • Foundation of NETZSCH Centro Oeste Ltda. Goiana Brazil
  • Dedication of the new production plant in India, Goa
2012
  • NETZSCH Gerätebau GmbH, Selb, celebrates its 50th anniversary
  • NETZSCH Mohnopumpen GmbH, Waldkraiburg celebrates its 50th anniversary
  • NETZSCH Mohnopumpen GmbH changes its name to NETZSCH Pumps & Systems GmbH
2013

Dietmar Bolkart is to be appointed as the new Chairman of Erich NETZSCH GmbH & Co. Holding KG. The 58-year-old started his mandate on January 1, 2013. He head the company together with Dr. Hanns-Peter Ohl, Member of the Executive Board with equal rights

2018

Moritz NETZSCH has been appointed as a Member of the Executive Board of Erich NETZSCH GmbH & Co. Holding KG. Starting as of January 1, he heads the company together with Dietmar Bolkart and Dr. Hanns-Peter Ohl

2019
  • Dr. Hanns-Peter Ohl left the NETZSCH Group as per end of 2018. Jens Niessner has taken on the role of the CFO on an interim basis
  • Dietmar Bolkart has retired by end of April 2019  as Chairman of the Executive Board of Erich NETZSCH GmbH & Co. Holding
  • As of August 1, 2019 Jens Niessner takes over the task of a Member of the Executive Board Finance, Controlling and Mergers & Acquisitions. With is appointment, NETZSCH Group is now headed by Moritz NETZSCH and Jens Niessner

 

Image: Dietmar Bolkart, Dr. Hanns-Peter Ohl and Moritz NETZSCH

Paul NETZSCH has been appointed Member of the Executive Board of Erich NETZSCH GmbH & Co. Holding KG as per April 1, 2020. Along with his brother Moritz NETZSCH and Jens Niessner, they will manage the NETZSCH Group as a three-member body.

Image: Thomas NETZSCH 1946-2010

2019