From its establishment until today

Company history

Quality knows no compromise!

A lot has happened since the foundation in 1984 and we can look back on an eventful history. We have grown step by step. In addition to the constant expansion of the product range and the increasing number of employees with the associated expansion of our buildings, we look back on many highlights and innovations - and look forward to the future!

Company history

1984

Foundation of the company Wimmer Hartstahl GmbH &CO KG by engineer Alois Wimmer. Initially bucket and undercarriage repairs up to the first self-manufactured buckets.

1985

The invention and market launch of the hydraulic quick-change system A-Lock, and this the first step towards an overall concept for hydraulic excavators. 

1988

Relocation to the newly built production plant in Thalgau for higher production capacity.

1989

Founding year of Wimmer Felstechnik and expansion of the product portfolio to include demolition tools, attachment drill rigs and row drilling rigs. WIMMER is the first complete supplier of an "overall concept for the...

1993

Founding of the Czech company WIMMER Felstechnik, WIMMER International CZ s.l.r.) as a 100% subsidiary in České Budějovice. The local production mainly consists of machined small parts. 

1995

ISO 9001 certification of Wimmer Hartstahl for high quality and safety standards in production and sales.

1996

Founding year of Wimmer Canada Inc. in Montreal, today sales location for the US Eastern States.

2001

Conversion/extension of the office wing and construction of a multimedia training centre. 

2004

Market launch of the A-Lock Oilmatic, the first fully automatic quick-change system in Central Europe. New, additional hall for rental fleet and service built.

2005

Modernisation of the České Budějovice site and construction of a new production hall. Also in 2005 construction of the seminar centre Rannberg.

2006

Wimmer Hartstahl is voted the best family-owned company in the province of Salzburg in nationwide ranking. 

2008

Market entry with the Oilmaxx system, another fully automatic quick-change system. Development of the rotary swivel adapter "Tiltator". 

2010

Further expansion of the office wing. Takeover of general agency and service for Klemm deep drilling rigs in Austria and South Tyrol. 

2013

 Redesign and modernisation of the corporate design.

2015

Managing Director Ing. Alois Wimmer is honoured by Baublatt.Österreich with the award "The Golden Shovel 2015". This is awarded for special services in the construction industry. 

2016

Development of the unique bucket configurator "Selektor". Customers and sales representatives can use it to quickly and easily configure an individually tailored bucket. It goes on-line in English, French and Czech.

2017

New office building for our site in České Budějovice. 

2017

Wimmer North America set up.

2018

Conversion of a large part of the power supply at the Thalgau headquarters to our own ecological photovoltaic system and the construction of charging stations to promote electro-mobility.

2018

Expansion of the České Budějovice site with an additional production hall.

2019

Since August 2019 the Felstechnik GmbH is entitled to the leadership of the federal coat of arms as an award for extraordinary achievements.

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