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Foundation of the 'Maschinenfabrik Leonhard Hofmann' in the centre of Windsheim. At this time sowers and malt-mills are produced for the agriculture.


The 'Maschinenfabrik' develops so well, that the room in the city-centre is insufficient. The factory, which was named after the brothers Hofmann, was rebuilt at the Hofmannstraße and exists still nowadays.


The sector of woodworkingmachines grows more and more, the first planers were built. A serial production of parallel vices was installed.


The production of ball bearing houses starts.


New construction of the foundry. From then on machines of the legendary iron cast quality could be built in the own factory. The production of box column drills and ball bearing houses for famous ball bearing producers has been started.


After the second world war, participation at the first 1st 'International Crafts Fair' in Munich.


Continuation of fair activities by participating on the Industrial Fair in Hanover.


An important step for the expansion of the 'Maschinenfabrik' is the start of the exports in other european countries - followed by countries like Israel, Venezuela and many more.


Death of Leonhard Hofmann. Frau Hofmann and Herr Hartmann manage the company together until 1977.


The company is converted into a GmbH. Shareholder and managing director is Herr Hartmann.


Start of the exports to the USA.


The company Hofmann gets honored with the 'Bavarian State Award' for outstanding technical efforts on the 'International Crafts Fair' in Munich. Hofmann achieved the 'Gold Medal' for its thickness planer, which is excellent in functionality and quality.


Award for 40 consecutive years of participation on the 40th 'International Crafts Fair' in Munich .


Hofmann celebrates its 75th company anniversary.


The daughter Gabriele Hartmann joins the company. Shortly afterwards she takes part on the management.


The 'Maschinenfabrik' grows further: a new assemly hall was built in the Hofmannstraße.


Hofmann achieves the award as a "Special supplier" of the TEMACO eG.


Hofmann rebrands to HOFMANN Maschinenfabrik GmbH.


The global novelty "Universal Spindle Moulder VISION 210 Vision" is relaunched the first time. Hofmann obtained a patent for this machine.


The new milling machine generation TF / TFS 1245 replaces the previous types TF / TFS 1200.


HOFMANN launches an HSK-interface for the fast tool-changement on its milling machines - as one of the first on the market.


What could never been hoped: more than 100 shapers of the type UFM 210 VISION have been delivered.


The presentation of the new "entry-level shaper" TFS 107 with very positiv feedback. At the fair "LIGNA" in Hanover the UFM 210 VISION appears with modernest touchscreen-control.


The construction of a new production hall and a considerable investment in new machines extends the industrial facilities and possibilities continously. The shaper with 'Multi-Step' function joins the market.


90 years of 'Hofmann Maschinenfabrik'! The combined AD 514 / 634 was presented as a special anniversary edition. Additional to that the unique security system “Guardian" and the arbor “Duo". 


At the Holzhandwerk the rigid Moulder type TF 106 is presented as an economic solution. As well as the new generation of fences type 2601 "Basic" and "Efficient"


A new design has landed in the house HOFMANN. The combined type AD 515/635 and the Moulder type TF/TFS 1245 are the first in a new guise. As a further innovation the moulder is now available with modern technology in the form of a 5.7" touchscreen display


The next type of machine in modern design with appealing color scheme, the Jointer type AHW 412/512/632. In the electrical execution with LED display for the hollow and point rabbet. "Pure economics" is the theme for the first presentation of the Moulder type TFS 1260 at Ligna