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.
Dipl.-Ing. Henry König buys the company from the Wellein family and Stegherr Maschinenbau becomes SHM Stegherr GmbH.
With CNC controlled aggregates the profile strip processing is raised to a new level.
The company founder Ludolf Stegherr dies at the age of 94.
The award "training company of the district" shows how important and serious the promotion of young people is taken at Stegherr.
Introduction of the GLS profile grooving saw, which will develop into a complex machining centre in the following years.
With Eduard Wellein and Konstanze Stegherr-Wellein the next generation takes over the company.
Thanks to the KSF-E cross joint milling machine, the coveted machine now has a programmable, electronic positioning system.
Award of the Federal Republic of Germany "For Outstanding Innovative Achievements" for the KSF cross rung milling machine.
Opening of a completely new built company building in Regenstauf with CNC production machines and approx. 4000qm production area.
The export share is now over 70%.
The crossbar milling machine KSF presented this year revolutionizes the production of windows with glazing bars.
The sole proprietorship becomes "Stegherr Maschinenbau GmbH&Co. KG" and Eduard Wellein, the son-in-law of Ludolf Stegherr, joins the company.
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 in-house development and first patent application at the same time: KPp edge banding press.
Trade with machines and tools. Initial distribution channel: bicycle and train.