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June 2022

125 years of innovations for engines

Engineer Max Joseph Heinzmann laid the foundation in Radebeul near Dresden in 1897 – today, the HEINZMANN Group is one of the world's leading system providers for motor management, control technology and electric drives. In July, the globally active family company with production sites in Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as sites in over 40 countries, is celebrating its 125-year anniversary with a big ceremony at its headquarters in Schönau in the Black Forest.

The starting point of the highly specialist company was the consistent development of control technology for combustion engines. Today, the controllers from HEINZMANN – which are now digital – are an essential part of industrial engines. HEINZMANN has consistently developed its portfolio over the decades. The innovations are increasingly focussed on developing modern, efficient and resource-saving drives, thereby contributing to the energy revolution in engine technology.

"Today, we are a Clean-Tech provider with innovative solutions for every type of drive technology", explains Markus Gromer, CEO of HEINZMANN. Gromer joined the management team in 1999 and is now the fourth generation continuing the success story of the family company. "Our company focusses on creating even better solutions and constantly developing existing products further. We are proud to be known for one of the best electric motors for cargo bikes today – but that is just a small part of the portfolio. Today, our technical developments can be found not only in electric motors but also in combustion engines or turbines around the world, helping to combat climate change. Our products reduce consumption, make combustion engines more energy-saving, efficient, cleaner and help with the conversion to low-emission fuels such as natural gas, LNG, ammonia or hydrogen."

HEINZMANN has been headquartered in Schönau in the Black Forest since 1992 – of the 400 employees in the company, 280 work at the site in Schönau. The long-standing Managing Director Anton Gromer took over HEINZMANN in 1987 and moved the company from the former headquarters in Albershausen near Göppingen to Schönau for space reasons five years later. All production areas have been based at the site in the Black Forest ever since. HEINZMANN is expanding successfully on an international level and now produces at its own plants in Great Britain, the Netherlands, China and Australia.

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Markus Gromer

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Anton Gromer

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Premise Company HEINZMANN at Headquarters in Schönau, Black Forest

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Max Joseph Heinzmann, 1860 - 1943

(Source: Heinzmann GmbH & Co. KG)

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Fritz Heinzmann, 1892 - 1967

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Building of HEINZMANN in Radebeul in 1945

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Slogan 125 years of HEINZMANN

Slogan 125 years of HEINZMANN

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