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Past and present: A short history of futronic

1972  futronic GmbH is founded by Gerhard Funk in Tettnang

1978  The first IS machine control MP-ST enters into service

1982  Move to new premises in Schäferhof Industrial Park

1986  futronic becomes a subsidiary of Oberland Glas AG in Bad Wurzach

1987  futronic presents the CIMOG as the successor to the MP-ST

1992  Expansion of the Schäferhof facility

1997  futronic’s QM system is certified to DIN EN ISO 9001

2001  futronic’s QM system is certified to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 and DIN EN ISO 14001:1996

2004  Managing Director Bernt Küstner goes into retirement and is succeeded by Michael Preuß and Wolfgang Lachmann

2004  futronic launches the new FMT24S IS machine control

2006  futronic GmbH is acquired by Jetter AG

2008  Move to new premises in Tettnang’s Bürgermoos Industrial Park

2012  futronic celebrates its 40th anniversary

2012
 
Cooperation with Austrian partner Forma Glas – and a successful start for the new Tableware division

2013
 
Construction work is completed on the extension of the company premises in Bürgermoos. Total investment: nearly one million euros

2015
 
Approximately 35 percent of futronic’s total turnover is achieved in the Industrial Automation division with projects for clients outside the container glass industry

2016
 
futronic invests around 50,000 euros in a new classroom that brings the Training Centre in Tettnang right up to date

2018
  
Wolfgang Lachmann, Managing Director Development & Technology, retires from active professional life after some 30 years at futronic. Michael Preuss and Christian Benz take over at the helm

2018
 
futronic creates even more shop floor capacity with the acquisition of a flat-roofed building on an adjacent site to house a harness manufacturing machine, equipment for making small devices and part of the company’s development activities

2020
 
futronic invests in a photovoltaic system with a capacity of around 100 kWp, including a charging point to supply electricity to employees’ electric cars

2020
 
futronic rounds off its portfolio of drive technologies for IS machines with a new servo pusher, servo invert and servo take-out

2022
 
futronic celebrates its 50th anniversary

Your Contact

Michael Preuss
Managing Director
+49 7542 5307-0