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Milestones in the history of an injection molding machine manufacturer

ENGEL from 1945 until today

As an injection molding machine manufacturer, we are constantly on the move. Plastics are the resource for a modern, sustainable life. The will to enable future generations to live such a life is what drives us. With this goal, we have made history. And together with our team members, we continue to write it every day.

Our Milestones at a Glance
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1945 – 1959
  • 1945 Company founded by Ludwig Engel

  • 1948 The first ENGEL plastics press is patented

  • 1951 The first ENGEL injection molding machine is launched

  • 1959 Complete ENGEL injection molding machine program is on the market

Picture shows the first subsidiary of injection molding machine manufacturer ENGEL outside Austria
1965 – 1977
  • 1965 Ludwig Engel's daughter Irene and her husband Georg Schwarz take over management

  • 1968 ENGEL introduces the electronic control unit as standard equipment

  • 1972 Founding of the first ENGEL subsidiary abroad

  • 1977 ENGEL builds its first production plant outside Austria

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1980 – 2001
  • 1980 Development & production of ENGEL linear robots starts in Dietach

  • 1988 Grand opening of the ENGEL large-scale machine plant in St. Valentin

  • 2000 Grand opening of the ENGEL plant in Kaplice, Czech Republic

  • 2001 Grand opening of the ENGEL production plant in Pyungtaek-City, Korea

Picture shows production plant ENGEL Shanghai
2003 – 2016
  • 2003 Peter Neumann becomes President and CEO ENGEL HOLDING

  • 2007 Grand opening of the ENGEL large-scale machine plant in Shanghai, China

  • 2013 ENGEL is the world market leader, with production locations in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, China and Korea, as well as 29 subsidiaries worldwide

  • 2016 Stefan Engleder becomes Chairman of the Management Board

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2019 – 2020
  • 2019: ENGEL signs the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

  • 2020 Bloomberg adds ENGEL to the group of the world's 50 most sustainable and climate-aware companies

  • 2020: The virtual platform "ENGEL live e-xperience" goes online

Picture shows Chairman of the Management Board of ENGEL

Since the founding generation, we at ENGEL have been striving for one thing: to continually improve the standard of living of the generations to come. With plastics, we can make a modern and healthy life possible. This is what has always driven us and will always continue to drive us.

Stefan Engleder, Chairman of the Management Board

Markus Lettau

Molding Industry Business Advisor

+1 (717) 767 2016

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