History

»Our philosophy is to always keep our nose ahead of the rest technologically but this nose should not be a meter long.«

Dr. Fritz Faulhaber jun.

History

It all began in 1947 in the fine mechanics workshop of Dr. Fritz Faulhaber. Resulting from his work in the area of camera development in 1958 Dr. Fritz Faulhaber Sr registered the “Elektrischer Kleinstmotor” (electrical micromotor) as patent DE1188709 in Germany. His invention was a milestone in precision mechanics, and paved the way for new areas of application for small electric motors. Since then it has become an essential component in many of today’s cutting edge applications.

Developing outstanding technical solutions is in the DNA of the FAULHABER GROUP and has always been a key factor in its expansion and acquisition strategy. In the past decades the FAULHABER GROUP has diversified and acquired companies in key areas of high precision miniature and micro technology. Today, its four business divisions the group today hold more than over 50 patents worldwide.

Milestones

1947

Founding of Dr. Fritz Faulhaber GmbH near Stuttgart

1958

Patent registration (DE1188709) for the „Elektrischen Kleinstmotor“ (electronical minimotor) a milestone in precision mechanics

1961

Founding of MicroMo Electronics Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio

1962

Founding of Minimotor SA in Agno, Switzerland

1999

Acquisition of Feintechnik Bertsch GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

2000

Acquisition of Precistep SA, La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland

2003

Founding of MPS Micro Precision Systems AG

2004

Founding of FAULHABER Motors Hungaria

2005

Founding of FAULHABER Motors Romania

2006

Founding of FAULHABER Singapore Pte. Ltd.

2007

SAS Acquisition of Rolla Microgear AG, Grenchen, Switzerland

2008

Acquisiton of Minimotor SA – renamed as FAULHABER Minimotor SA Acquisition of MPS Décolletage SA

2009

Establishment of FAULHABER France

2010

Founding of FAULHABER Drive System Technology Co. Ltd. Taicang, China

2014

Acquisition of PDT Präzisionsdrehteile GmbH

2015

Founding of FAULHABER Benelux, Eindhoven, Netherlands