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Heinrich Vollmer built the first saw setting machines and filing machines back in 1909. His vision: Maximum sharpening for cutting tools and saw blades. We have been achieving this vision here at VOLLMER with vigor for more than 100 years. Successfully – and with continued passion.
It all begins on February 16th, 1909
Heinrich Vollmer develops the first patentable design for saw setting machines and filing machines. The product range will continue to grow in the coming years with more machines for improving precision in machining saw blades. Export markets become important pillars of the company.
VOLLMER is one of the first companies in the region to enter into an apprenticeship contract with a young person. The apprenticeship is therefore almost as old as the company itself, and is an important part of company culture still today.
VOLLMER presents a method revolutionary for its time of machining band saw, gang saw and circular saw blades – the first C type series sharpening machine with a rotating grinding wheel.
Perhaps the best example of the "Made in Germany" seal of quality resurrected by VOLLMER after World War I is the development of the Cana diamond. This proposal for the machining of carbide-tipped circular saw blades sees the start of a new line of business, set to play a major role in the following decades.
A brand new chapter begins:
VOLLMER develops a pinsetter machine. VOLLMER still enjoys the highest level of recognition among amateur and competitive bowlers, even though the line of business has been discontinued.
VOLLMER OF AMERICA is founded.
VOLLMER FRANCE is founded on July 1st, 1979.
VOLLMER DO BRASIL is founded in August and VOLLMER UK in November 1980.
VOLLMER develops an innovative range of machines for the erosion of diamond-tipped tools for the woodworking industry. While the R&D capacities continue to increase, this investment seeks to achieve growth via more advanced technology.
VOLLMER presents a new wire erosion machine and enters the metalworking industry with this new technology.
In January, VOLLMER ITALIA is founded.
VOLLMER JAPAN is founded in May.
VOLLMER ESPANA starts in April 2002.
VOLLMER increases its global service offering and evolves from being purely a production company to a modern and innovative technology and service provider.
With VOLLMER CHINA, another production site is constructed in Taicang in addition to the second Asian subsidiary.
VOLLMER expands the sales cooperation with Loroch GmbH in Mörlenbach, drawn up in 1994, with the development and production of sharpening machines for machining carbide-tipped circular saw blades. This move completes VOLLMER's extensive range of saw machining products for both the woodworking and metalworking industries.
VOLLMER AUSTRIA is founded on January 1st, 2008.
VOLLMER celebrates its centenary and inaugurates the newly created Technology and Training Center at the headquarters in Biberach.
VOLLMER draws up a sales cooperation with GERLING Automation GmbH in Aspach, Baden-Wuerttemberg – specialist for the development and production of automation solutions for tool manufacture.
VOLLMER POLSKA is founded on January 1st, 2012.
VOLLMER INDIA is founded in April 2013.
With the new VGrind grinding machine for carbide tools, VOLLMER enters the market for tool grinding.
VOLLMER SCANDINAVIA is then founded in May.
Foundation of VOLLMER RUSSIA and SOUTH KOREA in 2016.