Geared up for future, born out of tradition
What began on a small scale with a brass foundry, developed over the course of over 100 years into an internationally operating group of companies.
Responsibility for the company and its staff now lies in the hands of the third and fourth generation of the owner family. Preserving what is right and giving it validity, while also being brave enough to change what needs to be changed - this remains the task for our more than 10,700 employees worldwide.
History of the OTTO FUCHS logo
Entering in the commercial register
The company site was expanded with the acquisition of neighbouring land. OTTO FUCHS employed approx. 400 members of staff. Operating a multi-shift system, it was mainly brass forgings along with brass weights that were produced to supply the electronics, automotive and motorcycle industries.
OTTO FUCHS was one of the first small-medium sized companies in Germany to work with a key material of the future: aluminium. Initially, simple aluminium mouldings were manufactured on existing spindle presses. These were also supplied to the rapidly growing aviation industry.
The range of materials was added to by including magnesium and its alloys.
A subsidiary factory was set up in Dülken which was later to become OTTO FUCHS Dülken GmbH & Co. KG.
Extending the product range through:
- titanium-forgings for the aerospace industries
- synchronizer rings for the VW Beetle
The 30,000-ton press will be commissioned
OTTO FUCHS started producing forged car wheels made of Aluminium
Acquisition of today’s SCHÜCO International KG
The first European manufacturer of forged aluminum parts and light metal wheels for car serial production
Acquisition of Weber Metals & Supply Company in Paramount, Los Angeles
Recording the mass production of passenger car chassis components made of aluminium.
The ultra high-strength alloy AZ86 twice as strong as structural steel and only a third of its weight
Foundation of SUOFTEC Light Metal Products Kft. in Tatabánya, Hungary, today´s OTTO FUCHS Hungary Kft.
Start of commercial aero-engine production
The FOXTEC IKHWEZI (Pty) Ltd joint venture was formed in East London, South Africa
Introduction of the ring rolling technology
The subsidiary in Dülken becomes independent: OTTO FUCHS Dülken GmbH & Co. KG was founded.
Acquisition of today´s OTTO FUCHS Oberflächentechnik GmbH
2010 to today
New edition of the legendary Fuchsfelge® for modern Porsche 911 in 19“ for the aftermarket
Renaming of Suoftec Light Metal Products Kft. in OTTO FUCHS Hungary Kft.
The OTTO FUCHS Technology (Shenyang) Co., Ltd. produced forged chassis parts
Completion of 54,000t press (60k), the world's largest pull-down closed-die forging press, Location: Weber Metals, Inc., Paramount, USA
Commissioning of OTTO FUCHS Surface Technology, the new surface center of the Automotive Division in Meinerzhagen