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ruhlamat History

2016

visit of Bodo Ramelow at ruhlamat
  • 25 years company anniversary
  • visit of Minister-President of Thuringia Bodo Ramelow

2015

Photovoltaic system ruhlamat
  • Expansion of the photovoltaic system by another 3,100 square metres

2013

Foundation of ruhlamat America
  • Foundation of the production site ruhlamat America Inc., South Carolina, USA

2011

  • 20th company anniversary
  • Business year ends with record turnover 31,6 Mio €
  • Environment management system ISO 14001
  • Foundation of ruhlamat South Pacific as a new service location
  • Worldwide more than 500 employees are working for the MACK Group

2009

ruhlamat GmbH
  • Largest single order (> 6 million €) in ruhlamat history
  • Renaming of ruhlamat Automatisierungstechnik GmbH into ruhlamat GmbH

2008

ruhlamat office building passive house
  • Move in the third office building - a passive house with the latest technological standards

2006

CEO of the Year 2003 - Karl Mack
  • Karl Mack becomes Thuringia’s CEO of the Year 2006
  • Foundation of MACK Holding GmbH
  • In this 15th year of business the company achieves sales of over 25 million Euro with 200 employees

2004

Thomas Mack management ruhlamat
  • Entree of Thomas Mack into the Management

2003

third production hall ruhlamat
  • Extension of the production area through completion of a third production hall

2001

  • In the 10th year of business,the company achieves sales in excess of 20 million Euro with 150 employees

1999

wind power station ruhlamat
  • Building of an own wind power station

1998

ruhlamat subsidiary China
  • Formation of the subsidiary ruhlamat China in Suzhou (China)
  • Completion and move-in into the second office building
  • Acquisition of the company SMR GmbH, which enables us to realize small projects thanks to an efficient company and cost structure
  • DIN ISO 9001 certification

1996

second production hall ruhlamat
  • Completion of the second production hall

1995

Service ruhlamat
  • Formation of an independent service department to ensure comprehensive and expert production support for our customers worldwide

1992

Move-in into the ruhlamat company building
  • Relocation to the new plant in Marksuhl with a production area of 45,000 square meters
  • Two business areas are created - Smart Card & Passport Processing Solutions (today: Card & Passport Systems) and Assembly Process Engineering (today: Assembly & Automation Systems)

1991

Formation of ruhlamat GmbH
  • Formation of the company ruhlamat Automatisierungstechnik GmbH with Karl Mack as President & CEO

1989 - 1991

Collapse of "Uhrenwerke Ruhla"
  • Collapse of „Uhren- und Maschinenfabrik Ruhla“ with over 7,000 employees
  • Over this two-year period, more than 40 SME´s emerged from "Uhrenwerk Ruhla"

1970 - 1989

Automation of watch production Uhrenwerke Ruhla
  • Complex automation of the watch production of mechanical and electronic watches
  • Development and construction of serveral sequenced lines for the assembly of various watch calibers

1973

Comissioning fully automatic watch assembly line
  • Comissioning of the world´s first fully automatic installation for wrist watch assembly
  • This installation is used to produce the legendary pin-pallet work "Caliber 24" that was built into approx. 120 million watches

1971

Production of precise mechanical components
  • Development of a modular component system for the production and assembly of precise mechanical components

1963

Automation department Uhrenwerke Ruhla
  • Formation of an independent "Automation" department in the „Uhren- und Maschinenfabrik Ruhla“ with the aim of developing equipment for automatic watch-making