History

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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, (Joint Venture)

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
  • 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)

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

2001

  • 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

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 Russia OOO, Moscow, Russia

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

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