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Milestones of an injection moulding machine manufacturer

ENGEL from 1945 to today

As an injection moulding machine manufacturer, we are constantly on the move. Plastic is the resource for a modern, sustainable life. The will to make such a life possible for future generations drives us. With this claim, we have written history. Together with our employees, 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 moulding machine is launched

  • 1959 Complete ENGEL injection moulding machine programme is on the market

Picture shows the first foreign subsidiary of injection moulding machine manufacturer ENGEL
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 Start of the development & production of ENGEL linear robots in Dietach

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

  • 2000 Inauguration of the ENGEL plant in Kaplice, Czech Republic

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

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

  • 2007 Inauguration 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 Mac Arthur 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

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Since the founding generation, we at ENGEL have been striving for one thing: to improve the standard of living for our descendants bit by bit. With plastic, 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

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