History

2012 Takeover of HÖFLER Maschinenbau GmbH operations by KLINGELNBERG Group and change of the name to KLINGELNBERG GmbH. KLB Logo 3005
2011 Delivery of the first two HÖFLER gear hobbing machines type HF 8000.
Numerous deliveries of the RAPID K - Versions to use very small grinding wheels.
 
2010 Delivery of the first HÖFLER gear hobbing machine HF 4000 for internal and external gears.  
2009 Company anniversary: 50 years HÖFLER.
HÖFLER family has more than 320 employees.
RAPID 8000 is available.
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2008 A large number of machines type RAPID 650, 800, 1000, 1250 (all also available as MFM type) are supplied, also RAPID 2500 I, RAPID 2500 AI, RAPID 3000 I, RAPID 6000 I, RAPID 2000 L and RAPID 2500 L with 2000 mm stroke length. Topologically correct grinding of three-dimensional modifications available.  
2007 The first RAPID 1250 MFM (a multifunction machine for gear grinding and cylindrical grinding) is delivered. The first RAPID 6000 arrives at customer's works, further machines have been sold. The RAPID 1600 comes on the market. The RAPID I machine series is introduced.  
2006 The first PORTA 3500, a machine in gantry style for external-, internal- and cylindrical gear grinding, is supplied. "HsG - High speed Grinding" is offered for almost all machine types. The first machines RAPID 2500 and RAPID 4000 are supplied (in machining accuracy 1). The first gear hobber HF 900 is supplied, on request automatable. Topological grinding available.  
2005 Delivery of the 1000th machine.  
2004 Introduction of the new HÖFLER processing software GearPro.
The first RAPIDs 1800 / 2000 with up to 1500 mm stroke length and a maximum table load of  20 t are sold to the United States.  Machine HÖFLER 4000 (profile- and generating gear grinder) is supplied to an American customer (Q1).
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2003 HÖFLER enters into a new market segment:
Introduction of the first Höfler-made gear hobbing machine type HF 900 with torque motor table drive at EMO Exhibition in Milano/Italy.
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2002 All HÖFLER machines are equipped with torque motor table drives.  
2001 First grinding machines with direct-driven, high-precision torque motor table drives replacing the conventional worm gear pair.  
2000 So far HÖFLER has supplied around 620 machines all over the world.
The RAPID 1250 is added to the RAPID machine series.
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1999 First HELIX 700.
Start of design and construction of the RAPID 900 and PORTA 3000 - a profile grinding machine designed as a portal frame and capable to grind also internal workpieces.
 
1997 First HELIX 400 to grind spur as well as helical gears. 09-IMG_5790B-s26
1995 PROMAT CNC 200 for spur gears.  
1991 From 1991 all HÖFLER machine series are redesigned to CNC technology.
First fully CNC controlled gear grinder NOVA CNC.
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1990 The company is taken over by the group of companies BGB and the company name is changed to HÖFLER Maschinenbau GmbH. 07-logo-rotblau
1988 At that time BHS HÖFLER has more than 180 employees.  
1985 Introduction of a CNC dressing unit.  
1983 The first gear grinder type H 4000 is delivered to Japan. At that time the largest and most productive gear grinding machine with CNC control worldwide. 06-hoefler_38-s21-1
1980 The company is taken over by the group BHS.
Meanwhile every two weeks a new machine is shipped from HÖFLER works.
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1979 The continuous growth makes the company move to larger premises in Ettlingen-Oberweier.  
1975 Participation in a trade show in Beijing / market presence in China.
Development of fully hydrostatic machines.
Sale of the first machine H 3000.
 
1974 Delivery of the first H 2500. 04-hoefler_11-s12
1971 Start of development of large machines.  
1968 First sale of the H 300 ready for serial production. 03-hoefler_42-s12
1965 Completion of the prototype of the first gear grinding machine type H 300.  
1962 HÖFLER has already more than 120 employees.
Start of development of an own generating gear grinding machine type H 300.
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1959 Company foundation by Dr.-Ing. Willy Höfler with seven employees in Buhlstraße in Ettlingen.
Initial production program: gear measuring instruments.
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