Desire for the Future Machine Builder NETZSCH Celebrates one hundred fifty Years of Excellence

From a small workshop in Selb to an internationally profitable mechanical engineering group: NETZSCH is ringing in its a hundred and fiftieth anniversary year – and over four,100 staff worldwide are becoming a member of within the celebration.
The starting is a replica of the identical start-up sample we regularly see today: Two brothers set up their very own business in 1873 and, in a small workshop in Selb, developed a quality product that gained over the fire departments of the area. The fire extinguishers from the “Gebrüder Netzsch Maschinenfabrik” had been a big seller. From there, Thomas Netzsch, a locksmith, and his youthful brother Christian Netzsch, an engineer, went on to develop machines for ceramic production that had been also famend for his or her quality. With the boom of the porcelain industry at that time in the Fichtelgebirge, the corporate lastly concentrated completely on the manufacturing of the ceramics trade equipment.
Thus, one hundred fifty years ago, the success story of a family-owned company began, which today spans the globe with its three enterprise units “Pumps & Systems”, “Grinding & Dispersing” and “Analyzing & Testing” – with products such as the Mohno pump, wet mill and rheometer, with round 210 production and gross sales areas and more than 4,a hundred employees. Today, the NETZSCH Group is once once more headed by two brothers from Selb: Moritz and Paul Netzsch. As the fifth generation of the Netzsch household of owners, they run the company together with CFO Jens Niessner.
“Our history supplies answers”
What began in 1873 in a workshop in Selb has, of course, lengthy outgrown its infancy. But NETZSCH wants to remain true to its household values and roots. In this anniversary year, Moritz Netzsch emphasizes: “It is essential to me that we have a steady, continued development of what we do at present. My wish is that, with all the reflection, with all the mandatory rethinking and new thinking, we develop organically, and convey the company into the next era stronger than ever.”
This is probably considered one of the reasons why NETZSCH had its company historical past researched from a big selection of views for its 150th anniversary. Looking into the past not only substantiates values and successes, it additionally reveals the match of a price proposition. “Our history supplies solutions as to why we’ve existed for therefore long. Our slogan ‘Proven Excellence’ is no empty phrase. We can show our excellence from our historical past. One can observe how we actively formed whole industries over many years. Along with this, NETZSCH has always been capable of adapt to radical adjustments in the company world or within the market. Sometimes this additionally meant that we had to drastically reposition ourselves,” says Paul Netzsch. After the Second World War, for instance, potato washing machines had been designed, and through the heyday of the porcelain trade, NETZSCH built full factories for the ceramic business. All of these developments ultimately led to NETZSCH positioning itself very successfully in the market with its “Analyzing & Testing”, “Grinding & Dispersing” and “Pumps & Systems” business models. “We wish to switch this traditionally grown adaptability into the longer term as properly,” explains Moritz Netzsch.
Success over generations
Looking back also has a personal element. Especially when important milestones within the company’s history could be attributed to Erich Netzsch (1903-1990) and Thomas Netzsch (1946-2010). Both managing administrators have formed the corporate in their own distinctive way and introduced it ahead with groundbreaking selections. The discovery and further improvement of the Mohno pump beneath Erich Netzsch and the intensive internationalization underneath Thomas Netzsch are simply two examples. The company still advantages from these formative choices right now. After all, success at NETZSCH always has a cross-generational component. The similar applies to an understanding of values and quality that, for generations, has not only focused on the company’s personal merchandise and prospects, but additionally on its workers. Thus, 25- and even 40-year anniversaries are nothing uncommon at NETZSCH – even internationally. The average length of service of the international workforce at NETZSCH is high at 10.6 years. At the German areas, workers even stay employed for an average of thirteen years.
CFO Jens Niessner is satisfied: “You can really feel our NETZSCH spirit at every location. Our values, the economic success, the perspective for the workers – this pairing sparks an aura that makes us competitive even in places where different corporations with a excessive worldwide profile are situated.” The result: Niessner repeatedly experiences deja vu during employee interviews all around the world: “I often meet workers, whether it’s in China, Brazil or Waldkraiburg, and realize in dialog: the son or daughter now also works for us. Our spirit just isn’t solely inherited by the owner household, but additionally by our workforce.
“We drive industrial progress”
Meanwhile, the imaginative and prescient for the future is about: in 2022, the company has launched a model new technique for the three business models. “We drive industrial progress to maintain a successful eco-system through generations” – the brand new mission for the longer term reveals a strengthened will to shape issues at NETZSCH. Looking again provides courage, but above all it makes us wish to look ahead to the long run. And this future must be characterized by innovation more than ever. Since 2019, for example, staff have been involved in the improvement of futuristic ideas in NETZSCH’s own innovation incubator NEDGEX and are always on the lookout for potential new enterprise areas. In 2021, NEDGEX was honored by Infront Consulting and the business journal Capital as top-of-the-line Digital Innovations Labs in Germany with the Digital Lab Award.
In its anniversary year, NETZSCH is planning intensive celebrations – including in any respect major international areas. The company will share the various facets of its history with its workforce, clients and companions, as nicely as fascinated members of the public, in a magazine and an anniversary blog.
For more data contact:
Kristin Nugent
McNeil, Gray & Rice Inc.
(617) 367-0100, ext.148
About NETZSCH Pumps & Systems
NETZSCH Pumps & Systems has served markets worldwide for more than 60 years, providing customized, sophisticated solutions for purposes in every business sort. Experts in advanced fluid handling, NETZSCH provides NEMO® progressing cavity pumps, TORNADO® rotary lobe pumps, and NOTOS® screw pumps, PERIPRO™ peristaltic pumps in addition to N.Mac® twin shaft grinders, macerators, barrel emptying models, metering know-how and accessories. With Swipe of greater than 2,200, NETZSCH Pumps & Systems is the most important enterprise unit in the NETZSCH Group, with annual gross sales of more than 380 million Euros.