History of the Stegherr woodworking machine

"I so wanted to be an inventor."

Even as a small boy, Ludolf Stegherr, born in 1920 in Augsburg, tinkered in his father's carpentry workshop until he was able to assemble a racing carriage from the parts of an old bicycle.


Under new management

Dipl.-Ing. Henry König buys the company from the Wellein family and Stegherr Maschinenbau becomes SHM Stegherr GmbH.


Optimization of the functions

With CNC controlled aggregates the profile strip processing is raised to a new level.


Loss of the company founder

The company founder Ludolf Stegherr dies at the age of 94.


"Training company of the district"

The award "training company of the district" shows how important and serious the promotion of young people is taken at Stegherr.


Introduction of the new machining centre

Introduction of the GLS profile grooving saw, which will develop into a complex machining centre in the following years.


The next generation

With Eduard Wellein and Konstanze Stegherr-Wellein the next generation takes over the company.


New positioning system

Thanks to the KSF-E cross joint milling machine, the coveted machine now has a programmable, electronic positioning system.


Receiving the Federal Award

Award of the Federal Republic of Germany "For Outstanding Innovative Achievements" for the KSF cross rung milling machine.


Opening of the new building

Opening of a completely new built company building in Regenstauf with CNC production machines and approx. 4000qm production area.


Increasing exports

The export share is now over 70%.


Revolutionary machine

The crossbar milling machine KSF presented this year revolutionizes the production of windows with glazing bars.


New name, new face

The sole proprietorship becomes "Stegherr Maschinenbau GmbH&Co. KG" and Eduard Wellein, the son-in-law of Ludolf Stegherr, joins the company.


Increase in production capacities

Relocation of the operation after rainwater storage. The production capacities for the KPp, which is now built in series of 100, urgently needed to be expanded.


First patent

First in-house development and first patent application at the same time: KPp edge banding press.


Company foundation in Regensburg by Ludolf Stegherr

Trade with machines and tools. Initial distribution channel: bicycle and train.