History

1960
Foundation of the Sinterstahl GmbH in Füssen by the enterprises PLANSEE and THYSSEN
1961
Completion of the first manufacturing shop and production sites

Newspaper report (PDF, 480KB, German)

1969
Extension of the production site
1973
Putting the first hardening facility into operation
1974
Formal opening of an additional production site

Newspaper report (PDF, 1MB, German)

Putting the first big presses into operation

1978
Installation of the first welding facilities

Extension of the production capacities with top-modern big presses

1982
Extension of the production area

Newspaper report (PDF, 1.1MB, German)

1983
Putting the first high temperature sintering furnaces into operation
1985
Extension of the production area
1987
Installation of laser welding facilities
1989
Automation of the production with the first robots
1991
Extension of the product range by putting further big presses into operation
1995
Introduction of the CD welding technology
1996
Investment into new sinter technologies
1998
Putting the first fully-automated production assembly lines into operation

Investment into processing centers for the complete mechanical processing of sintered parts

2002
Putting up production facilities for racing components
2003
100% subsidiary of the PLANSEE AG

Newspaper report (PDF, 870KB, German)

2004
Organisational change: Sinterstahl GmbH renamed into Sinterstahl Füssen GmbH
2005
Joint Venture with Diamet, the PM branch of Mitsubishi Material Corp., named PMG. The name of the German company changes to PMG Füssen GmbH.
2006
Investment in a completely regulated powder press for complex products. Introduction of the first parts for camshaft regulation set the basis for a wide range of applications like stators and vane pistons.
2009
100% subsidiary of the PLANSEE AG
2010
Celebration of our 50th anniversary
2011
December 15th, 2011, VVG acquires the PMG Group

VVG press release (PDF, 16.1KB, English)

2013
Establishment of a fully automated planetary carrier production line