The company Flohr was founded by Dipl.-Ing. Heinrich Flohr as a technical
design and engineering office in Waldshut, Baden. The company quickly
established itself with drive technology customers in southern Germany and
The expansion of activities and the increased need for investments and
specialist staff led to the founding of FLOHR Industrietechnik GmbH.
After intensive preparation and by being convinced of the great potential
in drive technology in southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland, we made some
important and trend-setting agency contracts that were signed at the Hanover
Fair in 1972. Flohr Industrietechnik GmbH was officially appointed as a
representative for Lütgert & Co. GmbH the iron foundry, ZZ Drives GmbH the
high-performance gearing company and Stüwe GmbH & Co. KG. the world market
leader for friction connections.
The increasing demands on performance led to the expansion of the in-house
production by Flohr. Important investments in modern horizontal turning centers
also led to rapid growth in the service business.
With the acquisition of the premises of the former Bader company, the
production capacities as well the commercial trading could be further expanded
with a large specific warehouse. The relocation, especially in
Baden-Württemberg and Switzerland, was very successful and led to the
introduction of our own standard product lines in the gearbox and clutch area.
Another important milestone was set with our own assembly and service
units for different manufacturers and machine builders gearboxes. The expansion
of the production hall in Waldshut created many new jobs.
The growing demand and the necessary fast support for Swiss customers led
to the founding of the Swiss company headquarters in Koblenz, Aargau. To start
with, an office with its own warehouse and customs clearance unit was
The increased sales activity and the intensification of the trading
business made it necessary to expand an administration department at the
The intensification of the production of our own gears and gearing
components led to the decision to purchase the majority shares of ZZ Antriebe
GmbH. The realignment was an important strategic safeguard of the partnership
and the continued focus on the company's performance in the field of
manufacturing intermittent drives and special gearing for international drive
The successful continuation as well as the strategic safeguarding of the
future are important goals of the company. With the entry of Stefan Flohr, an
important step towards securing the future and continuation of the company
could be implemented early on. Stefan Flohr supports the technical field
service as well as design and development in the company.
As part of the succession planning Flohr acquires 100% of the shares in the
iron foundry company Lütgert & Co. GmbH based in Gütersloh, a long standing
and traditional partner. Above all, the purchase should further strengthen the
orientation in the field of belt drives.
Despite the difficult economic environment, an important signal was sent
for the strengthening of the Swiss market with the purchase of a new industrial
property in Mellikon, Switzerland. The long-planned goal was implemented with
the aim to having our own production facility represented in the Swiss market.
The new location in Mellikon offers jobs in administration, mechanical
processing and our own assembly unit. In 2009, 28 people were employed in
To increase performance in mechanical machining, Flohr Switzerland is
investing in a 5-axis milling center from long-standing customer REIDEN AG.
The increased importance of high-performance clutch systems is ensured
with a new strategic partnership with MALMEDIE Antriebstechnik GmbH from
Solingen. In addition to using it in its own gear units, Flohr Industrietechnik
is responsible for representation of MALMEDIE products in Austria and
The increasing demand and support from customers in the area of
high-performance large and special gears led to the cooperation and
ultimately to the expansion of the sales partnership with Wolfgang Preinfalk
GmbH in St. Ingbert.
focus on high performance in supporting complete systems leads to us to
continually search for new partners and strategic alignments within the field
of drive technology.