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Company History

01.01.1946 Company foundation by the engineer Richard Knauthe
Production of columnar bevelled steel squares, square straight-edges, chandeliers and cloak hangers on the actual site in Limbach-Oberfrohna
4 employees
1940s Development of the gauge block production on the model of the company Reinecker/Chemnitz that had been destroyed by war
1950s Design and production of the taper gauge, and creation of the company logo (2 half cylinders are bordering a cone) / Design and production of the gap gauge measuring device, and the development of the production of plug gauges and pin gauges
about 15 employees
01.01.1962 Conversion of the shares of the company into a limited partnership (KG): Engineer Richard Knauthe as general partner and the Deutsche Investitionsbank (German Investment Bank) as limited partner
1968 The graduated engineer (Dipl.-Ing.) Claus Kölzig takes over the technical management
21 employees
24.04.1972 Nationalisation of the company Richard Knauthe KG, conversion into VEB (nationally-owned enterprise) Längenmesstechnik
25 employees
19.05.1972 Incorporation of the company Paul Flüger Vielau
- a producer of pin gauges, pilot wires, plug gauges and electronic components -
into the company VEB Längenmesstechnik
1972-1975 Appointment of Dipl.-Ing. Claus Kölzig as plant manager
- Highest number of employees on the site Limbach-Oberfrohna
30 employees
01.01.1980 Reorganisation of VEB Längenmesstechnik in 4 plant sections
- plant manager: Ing.-oec. Hans Möller
Plant section 1 = Original company building in Limbach-Oberfrohna
Plant section 2 = Altenhain with production of straightening and spotting plates
Plant section 3 = former Karl-Marx-Stadt, with production of spirit levels and
Plant section 4 = Vielau
01.07.1990 Splitting into 4 independent GmbH (limited liability companies) under statutory trust administration
bis 30.09.1992 Längenmesstechnik GmbH Limbach-Oberfrohna under the CEO engineer Rainer Gläser
10 employees
01.10.1992 Privatisation of the company Längenmesstechnik GmbH by "management buy-out"
Chief Executive Officer Heidrun Grimm
Beginning with 10 employees
1993 Production of the stadiometer that had been developed in cooperation with Prof. Dr. E. Keller and Dr. W. Günther
April 1993 Takeover of the spirit level production of the former company Heinrich Erb, Chemnitz
(former plant section 3)
April 1994 Initial certification of the QM system according to DIN EN ISO 9002
- repeats in April 1997 and May 2000
1995 Development and production of the infantometer in cooperation with Prof. Dr. E. Keller and Dr. W. Günther
1996 Installation of a testing laboratory for the execution of calibration services
22 employees
Since 1997 Annual product presentation with own booth at the Control trade fair in Sinsheim, Germany
Since Juni 2000 Extensive modernisation and investment measures for the whole company building (precision measurement rooms / grinding shop / locksmithery / offices, and the whole facade)
01.10.2002 10 year anniversary event
Realisation of the present product range with by now
32 employees
Dez. 2002 Completion of the new testing laboratory for DKD (German Calibration Service) calibration of gauge blocks
Apr./ Mai 2003 TÜV (Technical Inspection Agency) certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 : 2000 and DKD accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025
(DKD-K-35801 – measurement category length)
Since 2003 Constant production profile within the product groups; specialisation to custom-made products according to customers’ specifications; increasing proportion of this business unit
  Consolidation of the market shares by delivery contracts with renowned commercial establishments
April 2006 Renewed certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 : 2000, and further recognition of the DKD laboratory by the Federal Physical and Technical Institute
OBJECTIVE... Despite of the globalisation we want to maintain the production site in GERMANY (Free State of Saxony).
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