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History

Tradition and Progress

 

135 years of engineering art and machine building „Made in Germany“  characterize the GLOBAL RETOOL GROUP which has developed since 2004 from traditional machine tool and automation companies to become an international leader in the field of retrofitting, retooling, overhauling and service of machine tools.

1881
The success story of  WEMA VOGTLAND starts with the foundation of the company  J. C. & H. Dietrich in Plauen, a manufacturer of embroidery machines for the local textile industry.


1885
The cutlery company SIEPMANN is founded in Solingen by Emil Siepmann sen.

1947
The company Hermann Spicher GmbH is founded in Cologne.

2004
SVQ GmbH is founded in Erkrath and takes over a fixture supplier MAFOR in Saarland.

2005
The "SVQ group" acquires the supplier of automation equipment Herrmann Spicher GmbH and renames the company to Spicher Automation GmbH.

2006
Acquisition of the company Siepmann by the „SVQ group“. The new Siepmann GmbH moves from Solingen to Erkrath.

Foundation of SVQ Slovakia s.r.o. as purchasing organisation for the sister companies and third parties and as service point of the Eastern European market.

2007
The companies SVQ, Siepmann and Spicher move to the new plant in Lebach with 7,000 sqm of manufacturing space.

2008
SVQ China Ltd. is founded in Shanghai. The company has 3,000 sqm of production and assemply space and builds clamping fixtures for the Asian market.


2009
Acquisition of  WEMA Vogtland GmbH by the  „SVQ group“. The company is renamed to WEMA VOGTLAND Technology GmbH.


2010
WEMA VOGTLAND America LLC the group's US subsidiary for machine tool retooling is founded in Belvidere, IL, USA.


2011
Reorganization of the businesses under the umbrella of the  GLOBAL RETOOL GROUP GMBH with
headquarter in Lebach. Merger of the companies Siepmann GmbH and Spicher Automation GmbH with
SVQ GmbH.

Acquisition of SATEG GmbH.

2012
SVQ GmbH opens its subsidiary in Hohenstein-Ernstthal, an additional location for fixture design and sales

2014
The company SATEG GmbH expands its portfolio of products to include automatic parking systems.
The brand parQing® is born.

2015
GLOBAL RETOOL GROUP GmbH, Germany and Changchun Hexin Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Changchun, China establish the Joint Venture company Changchun GRG Intelligent Technology Equipment Co., Ltd. (GRG China) headqurtered in Changchun.

2016
WEMA VOGTLAND Technology GmbH opens its branch in Italy.

Acquisition of INGENIUM technology S.A., Remich, Luxemburg.

Relocation of  WEMA VOGTLAND America LLC nach New Hudson/MI.


2017
WEMA VOGTLAND America LLC is renamed to GLOBAL RETOOL GROUP America LLC.

  • WEMA VOGTLAND
  • SATEG
  • SVQ
  • SIEPMANN
  • SPICHER
  • INGENIUM