HISTORY

From Yesterday until Today

Geschichte von MOGATEC, Moderne Gartentechnik

Chronicle

Looking Back

1945
Mr Müller and Mr Sander set up their company, Mechanische Werkstätten GmbH: Metal and Wood Processing (Venusberg), on the premises of the former Venusberg Fine Spinning Mill. The war has just ended, and scraps of wood and metal are used to make panelled handcarts, urgently needed for private households. One of the founders also makes hand drills and bit braces for the Trade Fair in Leipzig.

1948
Alongside the Type 1 drill, a switchable double-threaded hand drill now enters production.

1950
Production starts to pick up. The first grinders are even exported to China.

1951
Business focuses increasingly on manufacturing hand tools. The wood processing stops completely.

1952
The company is renamed Mechanische Werkstätten Venusberg GmbH: Metal Processing (Ehrenfriedersdorf/Erzgebirge). It moves into buildings vacated by the old Friedel stocking factory in Ehrenfriedersdorf.

1953
Herbert Müller KG: Metal Processing (Ehrenfriedersdorf/Erzgebirge) is established as a limited partnership, the only company in the German Democratic Republic making hand drills and grinders. Mechanische Werkstätten Venusberg GmbH is dissolved.

1973
The limited partnership becomes a state-owned enterprise: VEB Mechanik Ehrenfriedersdorf.

1985
Launch of the first hedge trimmer with 360W power.
Exported to IKRA in West Germany

1990
In the wake of German unification, company assets are hived off into a job retention vehicle by the Treuhand receivers.

1992
Rainhard H. Jachmann, the owner of Ikra GmbH, founds MOGATEC GmbH & Co in Ehrenfriedersdorf with 15 employees. They start by producing hedge trimmers, soon to be followed by chain saws.

1993
The stitching shed at the old Panther shoe factory provides a new home for the business. At this spacious site on Max-Wenzel-Strasse in Ehrenfriedersdorf, five million deutschmarks are turned over during the first year after the take-over.

1995
The product range expands. The steadily growing team begins to make state-of-the-art grass trimmers.

1997
In Hilmersdorf, on the slopes of the Ore Mountains, the company acquires another site at the former Panther shoe factory. This results in a second production hall. Capacity is increasing.

1999
The Hilmersdorf site expands to include a 600 m² warehouse.

2000
The purchase of the former DKK Scharfenstein refrigerator compressor works in Griessbach heralds a gradual relocation of all company units.

2001
MOGATEC GmbH & Co is renamed MOGATEC Moderne Gartentechnik GmbH.

2008
The SME acquires a licence for “Tonino Lamborghini”. A range of high-quality garden tools is successfully launched under this name.

2012
Another product line is successfully established in the market under the name “Flexo Trim”.

2013
Component manufacturing is the last unit to transfer from Ehrenfriedersdorf to Drebach.

2014
The roll-out of the “Ultralight” hedge trimmers lays the foundations for a new product generation.

2015
Steady growth prompts the relocation of the Service and Repairs Department back to Ehrenfriedersdorf.

2016
By now MOGATEC Moderne Gartentechnik GmbH has an average payroll of 215 employees and annual sales of 44 million euros.

2017
In June MOGATEC Moderne Gartentechnik GmbH celebrates 25 years with its silver jubilee.

2018
Quality and energy saving: MOGATEC Moderne Gartentechnik GmbH starts into a green future by successfully certificating according to the ISO 500001 requirements.

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MOGATEC
Moderne Gartentechnik GmbH
Im Grund 14
09430 Drebach
Germany

Phone:  +49 (0)3725 449-100
Fax: +49 (0)3725 449-500  
Mail: info@mogatec.com
Web: www.mogatec.de

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