Heinrich Georg GmbH is a globally active mechanical engineering company with headquarters in Kreuztal in the northern Siegerland region. Its main products are strip processing lines, machine tools and transformer systems as service and other services. With its transformer systems division, Georg is the leading manufacturer of transformer core cutting and stacking systems. The company currently employs more than 400 people in Kreuztal and is known for its good working atmosphere. But what is the story of Georg? And what is the secret behind the company's success?
The Georg company combines classical mechanical engineering with state-of-the-art digitalization. Currently, Georg is undergoing a transformation from a pure special machine builder to a provider of modular products and intelligent services with a high degree of digitalization and standardization. With almost 75 years of market experience behind it, the company not only wants to bring its customers to the forefront technologically, but also to support their economic success significantly and sustainably.
To this end, the company pursues their concept which is called future. Behind this principle is the conviction for entrepreneurial sustainability, which is expressed in five elements.
The employees, their passion for technology and the shared responsibility for what is to remain are at the center of all actions. The second element is technology. Georg is in the high-tech business and invests a lot in new and further development of its products. Responsibility as the third element of the principle of the future is particularly important to the company and is understood holistically: Responsibility for its employees, its customers and partners, and the environment. Strategy and partnership as the fourth and fifth elements complement the Principle of the Future and together express Georg's understanding of sustainability and corporate ethics.
On 20 June 1948, Heinrich Georg officially took over his father's workshop, thus laying the foundation for today's company. The innovative company founder has a vision: based on his inventions of a machine and a pair of scissors for straightening and cutting iron, he wants to make people's work easier during the reconstruction after the Second World War.
In 1955, he quickly travels to other European countries via the Hanover Fair. With success, so that the straightening and cutting machines soon go into series production and the application for grain-oriented electrical steel is expanded. The first customer contacts with other European countries are made.
Georg has his finger on the pulse early on. At the beginning of the 70s, the electronic age enters the machine factory. In the 1980s, Georg founded subsidiaries as well as sales and service offices in China and England - making it one of the pioneers in Asia. For example, 1985 saw the founding of the Georg Service Centre in Beijing and 3 years later the founding of Georg UK in Bilston, near Birmingham. And this establishment of subsidiaries continues with the subsidiary Georg Manufacturing Service in Hickory, North Carolina, USA at the end of the 1990s. In the second decade of the 21st century, Georg expands its activities in North America, acquiring an American tool company in Virginia and opening a sales and service office in Atlanta.
About 20 years ago, Mark Georg, the grandson of the company's founder, joined the company, which he now heads as managing partner. In 2008, the company founder Heinrich Georg died at the age of 90. Two years later, Gerd Georg and Hans-Jürgen Patt, the second generation of entrepreneurs, join the supervisory board.
Heinrich Georg GmbH Maschinenfabrik
Langenauer Straße 12
DE 57223 Kreuztal
+49 2732 7790
Bénédicte Rochette, born April 10, 2001 in Le Puy-en-Velay in France
Studies: Languages and Economy
Internship: from March to July 2022 at Studio Thomas Kellner
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