Kugler Automation celebrated its 50th anniversary on September 21 with over 300 guests, employees and their families at its premises in Nürtingen, Germany.
The company was founded by Walter Kugler, the former technical director of Bielomatik, in 1962. In 1985, Walter Kugler sold his shares in the company to the Körber Group in Hamburg. Womako, which was founded in June, 1973 by Hans Wohlfahrt in Nürtingen, was already part of the Group at the time – producing exercise book machines and production lines for stationery supplies.
A merger between Kugler Automation and Womako Maschinenkonstruktionen into Kugler-Womako was concluded in 1999. Today, the company employs 95 people.
Having been sold by the Körber Group, Kugler has been under new ownership since the beginning of 2012.
In addition to Kugler-Womako, a group of investors at Orlando Management AG in Munich also acquired sister companies E.C.H. Will from Hamburg and Pemco from the USA.