The Allgaier-Group is not only an indispensable partner of the automotive industry, but is also known for developing standard and custom solutions for the process technology industry. The Allgaier-Group’s operations are subdivided into two divisions: Allgaier Automotive and Allgaier Process Technology. System Supplier, Lightweight Manufacturing Specialist, and Innovative Trailblazer in the Field of Sheet Metal Forming. The Allgaier Automotive division defines itself as a system supplier for the international automotive industry. Accordingly, the division, which has locations in the south and east of Germany, in France, Mexico and China, has a global outlook that combines maximum flexibility with high quality standards, uniformly maintained all over the world.
Quality Is Our Standard
The Allgaier-Group is not only an indispensable partner of the automotive industry, but is also known for developing standard and custom solutions for the process technology industry. The Allgaier-Group’s operations are subdivided into two divisions: Allgaier Automotive and Allgaier Process Technology.
System Supplier, Lightweight Manufacturing Specialist, and Innovative Trailblazer in the Field of Sheet Metal Forming
The Allgaier Automotive division defines itself as a system supplier for the international automotive industry. Accordingly, the division, which has locations in the south and east of Germany, in France, Mexico and China, has a global outlook that combines maximum flexibility with high quality standards, uniformly maintained all over the world.
Some of the division’s core competencies include a tool and die, and a special die shop, press shop operations, the development, testing and manufacturing of fuel tank systems, and operations related to its Car Body business unit. Within this context, Allgaier is able to offer extensive know-how and decades of experience working with materials ranging from aluminum and deep-drawing steels to high-strength steels.
The division is also ready for the future with technologies such as battery housings for hybrid and electric vehicles and its revolutionary Variotempo cold forming process, which is patented worldwide.
ALLGAIER PROCESS TECHNOLOGY
Custom-Tailored and Innovative Solutions for the Bulk Material Processing Industry
Extensive experience makes the Allgaier Process Technology division the preferred partner when it comes to anything related to process engineering and technology.
With its Allgaier, Mogensen, Gosag, and Mozer brands and a worldwide presence in over 40 countries, the division supplies both standard and custom built systems for industrial washing, drying, cooling, screening, and sorting applications for all types of bulk material.
The division supplies more than 30,000 worldwide customers from the processing industry with custom-tailored and innovative solutions that are based on industry-leading experience derived from well over 45,000 series of tests.
From development to production, the Allgaier-Group works closely together with its customers. In fact, around 1,700 team members use their know-how and experience every day to meet the strict quality expectations of their customers and their global operations. The result? Innovative and cost-effective solutions.
With a total of 12 companies and numerous agencies worldwide, the Allgaier-Group has a strong presence not only in all developed countries, but also in the world’s many growth markets.
Allgaier is a progressive, traditional company that is growing sustainably, strengthening its central position in the industrial value-added chain and supplying the best results to its customers. Since it was founded in 1906, the Group has developed continuously, setting new standards and keeping pace with the changes that are characteristic of the industrial world view.
Growth is achieved on the basis of innovative technologies, a high level of customer orientation and a strong global presence. In the future too, Allgaier will continue to build on its strengths in order to safeguard the company's sustained success.
The Allgaier-Group stands for:
- Experience and reliability
- Research and development
- Speed and flexibility
- Comprehensive process sequences
- Transfer of expertise and knowledge
- Growth and globalization
These targets can only be achieved with experienced specialists and managers who make their personal contribution through their wealth of ideas, knowledge, motivation and commitment. It is precisely these personnel who must be enthused, attracted to the company and encouraged to stay – with long-term, secure jobs, attractive development opportunities and remuneration which indicates how they are esteemed.
In 1906, Georg Allgaier founded a company in the southern German town of Hattenhofen. The company produced simple cutting and blanking dies. The progressive development of the automobile was a shot in the arm for the metal processing and metalworking industry.
More than a decade after its founding, Allgaier moved its operations to the nearby town of Uhingen. A decade later, it supplied its first body panel dies on a larger scale to Belgium and France. At the end of the 1920s, the company started serial production of pressed parts for the automotive industry.ESTABLISHMENT
The company's founder, Georg Allgaier, passed away just after the end of the Second World War. His family continued to run the company along the lines he had established. In 1948, Allgaier started to produce tractors and threshing machines for agriculture, establishing a new line of business for this purpose.
In the mid-1950s, Allgaier started to manufacture wind energy systems which were used all over the world for irrigation purposes. Two years later, it began manufacturing screening machines for the first time as well: the Process Technology division was born. Demand for tailor-made machines in this sector continued to increase.INTERNATIONALIZATION
From 1975 onwards, the fortunes of the company were for the first time placed in the hands of a manager from outside the family, Professor Dr. Dieter Hundt. Professor Dr. Hundt joined Allgaier as the sole managing partner. His activity would focus on establishing the Allgaier brand on the international stage. Two years after being appointed, he founded a first production subsidiary based in France. Subsequently, he purchased companies in Schleswig-Holstein, Sweden and Spain with Allgaier.
In the 1980s, a new press shop at the headquarters in Uhingen was constructed plus new buildings for the Automotive and Process Technology company divisions. Allgaier expanded its range by buying the production and sales rights for dryers and coolers from the apparatus construction company, Haag of Vaihingen/Enz, as well as by purchasing the northern German screening machine manufacturer, Mogensen GmbH & Co. KG of Wedel near Hamburg.
In the 1990s, the German company C.G. Mozer GmbH & Co. KG and the Swedish screening machine and sizer manufacturer, Fredrik Mogensen AB, were added to the portfolio. This northern European traditional company had first drawn attention to itself in the 1950s with the invention of the Mogensen sizer. By bringing this Swedish firm on board, Allgaier achieved a decisive expansion of its product portfolio in mechanical and thermal process technology. At the turn of the millennium, Allgaier purchased the Spanish company Gosag S.A., another manufacturer of screening and processing systems in Europe.FROM PIONEER TO TOP PERFORMER
The former pioneer in forming and process technology has now developed into an international company which successfully sells its products and services all over the world. Sales surged by more than a factor of ten in the period from 1975 to 2017, from the equivalent of EUR 25 m to EUR 455 m. In 2006, Allgaier was employing more than 1700 people and celebrated its 100th anniversary.
In 2008, Dipl.-Ing. Helmar Aßfalg took over management of the company from Professor Dr. Dieter Hundt, and Professor Dr. Hundt was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
Aßfalg consistently expanded the successful growth strategy that his predecessor had embarked on in the 1970s. In 2009, he founded the Automotive subsidiary, Allgaier de México, in Mexico City. Straight away, it began production of pressed parts and components for the automotive and components industry located in the NAFTA. One year later, the Chinese subsidiary Allgaier Automotive Tool & Die Beijing Co. Ltd. and Almo Process Technology, Inc. in the USA were added.
With these purchases and new foundations, Allgaier has successfully written new chapters in its expansion story and is investing precisely in the markets which promise high growth rates in the future.INVESTING IN FUTURE MARKETS AND PRODUCTS
In the future too, Allgaier will expand its long-term customer relations, establish itself further as a supplier of sophisticated and high-quality machines and components and invest specifically in future markets and products.
One example that clearly underlines this claim is the foundation of the subsidiary Allgaier de Puebla in Mexico in 2011 – directly on the doorstep of a production site operated by the German Volkswagen Group. On a total area of approximately 7000 sq. m, up to 500 newly hired Allgaier employees will in the future, set about supplying products to the North and Central American automotive market.
Another current example is the foundation of a joint venture with the ICIL company, a former license holder of Mogensen sizer technology in India. With this cooperation, Allgaier would like to expand its comprehensive expertise in process technology and establish itself further in this large internal market.
The Allgaier-Group combines clear structures and responsibilities for all its divisions, companies, and business partners worldwide.
The Allgaier-Group’s operations are subdivided into two divisions, Allgaier Automotive and Allgaier Process Technology, that operate under Allgaier Werke GmbH. As a holding company, the latter manages all the central organizational and management activities of the entire group from its headquarters in Uhingen.
With companies in the south and east of Germany, in France, Mexico and China, the Allgaier Automotive division processes more than 80,000 metric tons of steel and aluminum every year. A fine-tuned logistics concept guarantees reliable inventory availability and the just-in-time delivery of components to assembly lines of automakers all over the world.
With companies in the south and north of Germany, in Sweden, Spain, the USA and India, as well as numerous sales agencies worldwide, the Allgaier Process Technology division serves more than 30,000 customers in the bulk material processing industry. The division’s global core brands are Allgaier, Mogensen, Gosag, and Mozer, which are known for custom-tailored and innovative process engineering solutions.
AWARENESS OF RESPONSIBILITIES BASED ON CONVICTION
Whether it comes to trust and respect in dealings with customers, employees and partners, whether health & safety, husbanding of resources, environmental protection or quality assurance – not only are responsible and forward-looking thinking and acting part and parcel of a functioning society, they are also features of Allgaier's company philosophy.
As part of the 'CRS Germany – Corporate social responsibility' campaign initiated by the Confederation of German Employers' Associations (BDA), the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) and the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH), Allgaier is represented in the 'CRS in practice' category with various best-practice projects.
Code of conduct
With its own code of conduct, Allgaier has defined fundamental ethical and moral values for each employee. It is obligatory for each member of the Allgaier Group's workforce to be familiar with this code of conduct, and to act accordingly.
The Allgaier-Group uses binding quality standards as a basis in order to ensure that its collaboration with customers, business partners, and team members is marked by trust. Accordingly, the Allgaier-Group is internationally certified in the fields of quality management, environmental management, and energy management, demonstrating its commitment to regulatory compliance and voluntary standards.
Environmental protection principles
We place great value on using as few resources as possible and protecting our natural environment. These values are already taken into account in the development and planning of our products and work processes. Our environmental standards are implemented during both the production and use of our products. We have defined our principles for environmentally responsible behavior in our environmental policy. These principles are binding for all employees of the Allgaier-Group.
Training and career
Specifically promoting young talents is the key to future capital in human resources. As a result, Allgaier concentrates heavily on continuously building up and passing on experience, specialist knowledge and skills. Furthermore, a company health management scheme embedded throughout the company ensures that employees are motivated and retained in the long term.
- Pilot project Q-region Göppingen
The reform of the education plan in the German Federal State of Baden-Württemberg includes a binding commitment to introduce a continuously functioning quality management system at each school. In the Göppingen region, local industrial companies have teamed up to offer a pilot project. Allgaier has been involved right from the beginning.
- Uhingen training workshop
Allgaier is a founding member of the Bildungswerkstatt Uhingen e.V., and as an executive council member since 2004, has played an active role in implementing and tracking the targets. The objective of the training workshop is to identify and promote new ways of improving cooperation between schools and the companies. The primary objective of this activity is to provide professional accompaniment and support from the companies for interested parents and schoolchildren in looking for suitable internships and apprenticeships.
- Allgaier junior company
In the same year, Allgaier founded its junior company which is run by commercial and industrial/technical Allgaier apprentices. Under practical conditions, all apprentices in the junior company learn about the principles of entrepreneurial thinking and acting. Among other aspects, the work focuses on the production and sale of merchandising articles.
- Promotion of continuing education measures
At Allgaier, individual continuing education measures for employees are promoted by the possibility of a leave of absence with reintegration commitment, financial support as well as the use of flexible working time models.
- Allgaier school prize
Since 2000, Allgaier has awarded a school prize to schoolchildren at the integrated secondary and intermediate school in Uhingen. The prize is awarded for notable performance in science and technology subjects. The award is intended to attract young people who display technical proficiency to consider industrial training programs.
- 'ALLGolino' apprentice project
5 years ago, Allgaier started an educational campaign in cooperation with locally based institutions. Apprentices who are currently at Allgaier form a project team and visit locations such as kindergartens and primary schools in order to awaken a fascination for technology in the children through play activities. They vividly show how Allgaier products function and what you can do with them. The ALLGolino program culminates in a visit to the Allgaier teaching workshop in Uhingen.