History

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1865

Wilhelm and Paul Mauser invent the modern repeating rifle which is distributed worldwide. Brand “Parabellum”

US President Abraham Lincoln dies after assassination.

1896

Dr. Ing. Alfons Mauser, descendant with a pacifist attitude, leaves the family business and founds a steel sheet processing plant in Oberndorf / Neckar. Brand name “Parapacem”

The satirical weekly “Simplicissimus” is founded in Munich.

1898

Relocation of company headquarters and production to Cologne.

Near Bonn, the first steel railway bridge with a span of 188 m is being built.

 

1929

First production trials of steel furniture and chairs.

Purchase of a plant in Waldeck, Northern Hesse, and founding of Mauser-Werke. Production of steel barrels as in Cologne. Later gas bottles and equipment for agriculture. As a result, Mauser becomes a globally operating company for the production of steel drums, later also made of plastic and cardboard.

Black Friday at the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks lose 90% of their value.

The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes enter the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

1930

Founding of the office and seating furniture division in Waldeck. Production of cantilever tubular steel chairs.

Max Schmeling becomes boxing champion of all classes.

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1950

First large-capacity seats are developed and produced. Example: Paulskirche Frankfurt

China annexes Tibet.

1951

Mauser round-shaped desks are being introduced to the market.

The power steering for cars is introduced.

1952

Takeover of the safekeeping plant Ade-Arnheim in Berlin.

In England, Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen.

1953

Because of the great success of steel furniture, nearby Korbach built the most up-to-date office furniture on a “green meadow”.

Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tensing Norgay climb the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest.

1955

The area warehouse and archive facilities is established.

Germany regains its sovereignty. Foundation of the Bundeswehr.

1956

1958

1961

1968

1969

Takeover of the safe house Tresorstahl in Berlin.

Charles de Gaulle is voted out as president of France, successor is Pompideau.

1972

A new revolutionary manufacturing concept for swivel chairs is being developed and put on the market as a “Tastolift”. Features: seat-integrated control buttons, conical connectors, packed in flat carton.

Olympic Games in Munich.

1975

Introduction of Ergoline rounding as a typical feature of Mauser desks and cabinets.

End of the dictatorship in Spain. Juan Carlos I becomes king of Spain.

1978

Market launch of the new “Ergomat” swivel chair system with movement mechanism and modern, round-shaped design Start of production of the vertically stacking “fastest” stacking chair, model 570.

In Camp David / USA, Foreign Ministers Vance (USA), Dajan (Israel) and Kamaal (Egypt) are negotiating a peace settlement in the Middle East.

1979

Transformation of Mauser Werke GmbH into Mauser Waldeck AG.

The computer language ADA is being developed. With VISICALC, the first application software for PCs is being marketed.

1981

The first process-controlled automatic production machine for cabinets will be installed at the Korbach works.

IBM brings its, now officially PC called personal computer with the operating system DOS on the market. DOS becomes the worldwide standard.

1983

First electrified and linkable office workstation system compatible with cabinets. Series 3000

The meter is redefined as the distance that passes through the light in 1,299,792,458 seconds.

1984

The swivel chair system “Genius” is launched in the market.

The 1997 Hong Kong Colony Return Agreement is being negotiated and closed between the UK and China.

1988

Expansion of the Korbach plant. Acquisition of 59.2% of the shares in Goldbach Raumsystem GmbH. The Rothenberger brothers take over the majority of shares in Mauser Waldeck AG. Acquisition of the remaining shares of Goldbach Raumsystem GmbH.

Germany wins the Davis Cup with Boris Becker, Michael Stich and Eric Jelen.

Franz Josef Strauss dies.

1990

Foundation of the eastern branches Berlin, Magdeburg, Leipzig, Dresden and Erfurt.

The Soviet Union is falling apart. Independent States Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are the first to emerge.

Germany becomes football world champion.

Germany and the GDR negotiate. In October, the GDR no longer exists.

1991

1994

Michele de Lucchi designs the workstation system modul 4000 for Mauser.

The tunnel under the English Channel is put into operation.

1996

New products are introduced:

– Cabinet system AM 2 (Design: Michele de Lucchi)
– Table system consilio (Design: Lepper, Schmidt, Sommerlade)
– Multi-purpose chair evento (Design: Kerstin and Volker Bartlmae

Rheinmetall, Düsseldorf takes over the majority of shares of Mauser Waldeck AG.

In Vienna, the contract for the new spelling form of the German language is signed.

2000

The Dutch office furniture manufacturer Ahrend BV acquires the majority of the shares of Mauser Waldeck AG.

For the first time in Germany in Hanover, a world exhibition, the “Expo 2000” instead.

2002

Ahrend withdraws from Mauser.

Bankruptcy of Mauser Waldeck AG and Mauser Office GmbH.

At the Football World Cup in Japan is subject to the Brazilians 0-2 in the final.

2003

24.10. Die langjährig bei Mauser beschäftigten Mitarbeiter

Michael Papenheim (Vetrieb)
Klaus Schrewe (F+E)
Bernd Teppe (Produktion)

gründen Mauser SitzKultur GmbH & Co.KG und erwerben den kompletten Geschäftsbereich Sitzmöbel von MauserOffice GmbH und nehmen in einer gemieteten Immobilie in Diemelstadt die Produktion der bekannten Mauser–Sitzmöbel auf.

Der Transrapid verbindet Schanghai mit seinem 30 km entfernten Flughafen Pudang im 400 km/h Tempo.

2005

The founders of Mauser SitzKultur acquire together with an investor the subsidiary of Mauser Waldeck AG, the system furniture Dessau GmbH and carry them out, office furniture made of particle board, society from there on.

The French and Dutch people reject the ratification of the European Constitutional Treaty.

2006

Mauser Sitzkultur is acquiring a large-scale plant in Twistetal-Berndorf and relocating production there.

Cooperation with the well-known Italian seating furniture manufacturer SITIA.

Conclusion of an exclusive contract for the distribution of their products in Germany.

Financial and economic crisis shape world events.

2008

Together with a partner: Founding of ROTTA Polstertechnik GmbH & Co.KG. Mauser Sitzkultur holds 50% of the company shares.

Market launch of new products at the first Orgatec fair in Cologne:
– Swivel chair system genius II (Design: Eckhard Hansen / Prof. Gerhard Reichert)
– Conference and Multipurpose chairs Chilla and Swing (Design: uniteddesignworkers)

Big price of the middle class.

2009

Red dot design award for the model 456 genius II

2010

Mauser Sitzkultur deals with the topic of infrared heat and energy cost savings as a forward-looking company.

May 29, 2010, the only 19-year-old Lena Meyer-Landrut wins the 55th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It is Germany’s first victory after 28 years.

2011

Rise of the women’s team of the HSG Bad Wildungen in the 1st Bundesliga. Mauser Sitzkultur has supported the team for several years (at that time playing in the 3rd league).

The FIFA Women’s World Cup takes place for the first time in Germany.

2012

The market launch of the new swivel chair series 440 favorite is well received. From the business editorial facts, the new chair model is awarded a very good rating.

The 2012 Olympic Games (XXX Olympiad) took place in London from 25th July to 12th August. The opening ceremony took place on July 27th. After 1908 and 1948, the capital of the United Kingdom hosted the Olympic Games for the third time.


2014

The chilla club table is very well received. The business editorial facts presents the turning table as “Editor’s tip” in issue 8/2014.

The men’s football World Cup took place after 1950 for the second time in Brazil. The world champion was Germany for the fourth time, defeating Argentina 1-0 in the final. Hosts Brazil lost in the semifinals 7: 1 against the German team.


2016

The pioneering development of the 360 ° / MOVO rotary chair is gaining momentum. First orders arrive.

At the 12th European Handball Championship in Poland, Germany will be European champion.

2018

Market introduction of the interactive location number. The new electronic number is based on e-ink technology (electronic paper, such as eBook reader).


Ev. Stadtmission Freiburg orders chairs of the model m 581 and m 529 trendstyle for the Pauluskirche and the hall. In addition, more than 350 seats units are worked up.

Helmut Kohl (born April 3, 1930 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein) dies on 16 June 2017 ibid). He was from 1969 to 1976 third Prime Minister of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. He led from 1982 to 1998 as the sixth Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany a CDU / CSU / FDP coalition and is thus the incumbent with the longest service. Source: Wikipedia