A look back
The company Maschinenfabrik Spaichingen, today known as MS, was founded in 1965 and, only one year later, had made a name for itself as a mechanical engineer for the textile industry. Its expertise in the field of ultrasonic technology already dates back more than 20 years. Good work has become a tradition – and we want to continue it.
The Maschinenfabrik Spaichingen GmbH is founded by the Mayer family of entrepreneurs in Albstadt.
Instead of circular knitting machines, automatic sock machines are now produced – until 1984. The connection with the textile industry remains intact.
As part of the realignment of the company, three new divisions are established: In addition to ultrasonic welding machines, these include engine parts in the commercial vehicles sector and electronics sector.
From now until 1993, in contract manufacturing for IBM Germany, multilayer ceramic circuits (printed circuit technology) are manufactured. This includes precision machining under cleanroom conditions.
With the production of the first rocker arms and valve bridges for MAN and Mercedes-Benz, the automotive industry is added as an important customer segment.
In order to expand the sales and service operation, a new site is set up in Michigan, USA, today named MS Industries Inc.
The order to produce the entire camshaft housing for the Daimler-Benz "world engine" DDC/HDEP marks a key milestone in the history of the engine technology division. Production starts just one year later.
The company, and also the welding technology division, is acquired by the then GCI, today's MS Industrie AG.
In Zittau, Germany, the MS Powertec GmbH is founded. Two years later, the production plant will be expanded.
The welding technology division is extended with the addition of a separate area for the packaging industry.
The activities of today's MS Spaichingen GmbH and MS Industries Inc. are shifted to the "Schweißtechnik" and "Motorentechnik" divisions.
he Maschinenfabrik Spaichingen is changing its name and will be known from now on as MS Spaichingen GmbH.
MS Schweißtechnik and MS Motorentechnik become the MS Ultrasonic Technology Group and the MS Powertrain Technology Group.