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The history of GROB

Over 90 years of success: The history of GROB-WERKE is closely linked to the prominent personalities of the Grob family and their companions and continues to be shaped by them today. Take a look at the long transformation from a small machine tool factory to the market leader in machine building.

Opening of the Italian production plant for e-mobility in Pianezza; Opening of the Technical Application Center for E-mobility (TAE) at the Chinese production plant in Dalian; Opening of the battery and fuel cell application laboratory in Mindelheim
Branches established in Senlis (France), Haiphong (Vietnam) and Yokohama (Japan); Ground breaking ceremony for the new production plant of GROB Italy S.r.l. in Pianezza (Italy); Plant in Dalian (China) expanded by 6.700 m² of production area; Expansion of the Bluffton (USA) facility which includes a new sales office and full service cafeteria
Branches established in SH Hengelo (Netherlands) and Steinhausen (Switzerland); DMG meccanica integrated into the GROB Group and transformed into the fifth production plant, GROB Italy S.r.l. in Turin (Italy)
Purchase of DMG meccanica in Turin (Italy), the Italian machine and plant constructor for electric motors
Company taken over by Christian Grob, stepson of Burkhart Grob, as Supervisory Board Chairman, Mindelheim plant expanded by a new headquarters and 30,000 m² of production area; GROB-WERKE celebrates its ninetieth anniversary; São Paulo (Brazil) plant celebrates its sixtieth anniversary
Revenue passed the billion mark for the first time in 2014/15; new Technology and Applications Center (TAZ) constructed at the Mindelheim plant; new Technology and Applications Center (TAZ) constructed at the branch in Shanghai (China); branches established in Buttigliera Alta (Italy) and Poznań (Poland)
Plant in Bluffton (USA) expanded by 9,000 m²; Dalian (China) plant expanded to a total area of 27,000 m²; plant in Mindelheim expanded by a 15,600 m² automation hall and a 5,200 m² training center
British branch relocated from Wellesbourne to Birmingham; Mindelheim plant expanded by 14,000 m² of logistics space and 3,700 m² of office space; new Technology and Applications Center (TAZ) constructed in Bluffton (USA)
The GROB Group prepared for a production output of one billion euro; branch established in Györ (Hungary); opening of the plant in Dalian (China); Mindelheim plant expanded by 10,000 m² of assembly area; Bluffton (USA) plant expanded by 9,000 m² of assembly area
Branch established in Moscow (Russia); Indian branch relocated from Chennai to Hyderabad; Mindelheim branch expanded by 10,000 m² of usable floor space
Laying of the foundation stone for the fourth production plant, GROB Machine Tools (Dalian) Co. Ltd in Dalian (China); Mexican branch relocated from Saltillo to Querétaro
Branch established in Chennai (India); Mindelheim plant expanded to 95,000 m² of usable floor space
GROB-WERKE celebrated its eightieth anniversary; 50th anniversary of the plant in São Paulo (Brazil)
GROB branches established in Shanghai (China) and Seoul (South Korea)
Branch established in Peking (China); São Paulo (Brazil) plant expanded by 10,000 m² of usable floor space
Burkhart Grob awarded the Ring of Honor by the City of Mindelheim
GROB branch founded in Saltillo (Mexico)
Bluffton plant (USA) expanded to 23,000 m² and Mindelheim plant to 80,000 m² of usable floor space
Production capacity of the Bluffton plant (USA) doubled
Burkhart Grob became Doctor of International Business Management at the University of Findlay in Ohio
The Bluffton branch (USA) expanded to become the third production plant, GROB Systems, Inc., with its own production facility
Branch established in Wellesbourne (Great Britain)
Burkhart Grob was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Augsburg University
Burkhart Grob received the Order of Merit from the Free State of Bavaria
Burkhart Grob was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit with Ribbon
First branch founded in Bluffton (USA)
Plant in São Paulo (Brazil) expanded
Company's headquarters relocated to Mindelheim and Munich plant closed; Mindelheim production capacity expanded
Second German plant established in Mindelheim
Plant in São Paulo (Brazil) expanded its production capacity
First foreign plant, B. GROB do Brazil S.A., established in São Paulo (Brazil)
Company taken over by Burkhart Grob, son of the founder Ernst Grob
Reconstruction of the Munich plant
Plant largely destroyed during the bomb attacks on Munich
Company founded in Munich by Ernst Grob

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