From trading to gearbox manufacturing
On 5 November 1947, the experienced export trader Hans Lenze takes over the Stahlkontor company from the Mannesmann Group in Hameln.
He has managed it since 1936 and he uses the existing stocks as a basis for the business he now owns. His wife finances this new start by selling her parents’ house.
Hans Lenze acquires the patent for the Alquist Winder, a special motor that makes it easier for machines to wind paper or textiles. This practically unrivalled motor enables Lenze to turn himself from a trader into a manufacturer.
Hans Lenze buys Stahlkontor from Mannesmann in Hameln.
Lenze acquires the license for the Alquist Winder, a special motor for the smooth, gentle winding of textiles, paper, wire and foil.
Stahlkontor Weser moves to Werftstrasse 20 in Hameln
The infinitely adjustable Simplabelt gearbox complements the Alquist Winder.
The plant in Bösingfeld (eastern Westphalia) is opened for the series production of the Simplabelt gearbox.
Lenze opens today’s headquarters, with the administration offices and a factory, in Gross Berkel near Hameln.