History

As a family-owned company, Nabertherm is furnished with the essential financial power and independency, to develop and expand its internationally leading position in the industrial furnace industry with high technology.


Company founder
Conrad Naber

16.09.1947
Company foundation by Conrad Naber in Bremen

1954
Relocation of company from Bremen to Lilienthal
A total of 15 employees
Extension of factory building I with 350 m²

1967
Renaming company in Naber Industrieofenbau KG

Extension of factory building I to 2400 m²

1972
Commissioning of office building with 1,200 m²

1973
Renaming company in Naber Industrieofenbau GmbH + Co. KG

1977
Extension of factory building I to 5700 m²

1979
Increase of export share to 29 %

 

1980
Commissioning of factory building II with 4,000 m²

 

1983
Commissioning of factory building III with 2,400 m²

1985
Increase of export share to 43%

1989
Renaming company in Nabertherm GmbH + Co. KG

1998
Acquisition of 50 % shares in HERMES electronic GmbH




Since 1997
Foundation of Sales Subsidiaries:
Nabertherm Inc., USA
Nabertherm Schweiz AG, Switzerland
Nabertherm SARL, France
Nabertherm Shanghai Ltd., China
Nabertherm Ltd., UK
Nabertherm Italia, Italy
Nabertherm Ibérica, Spain

2001
As a spin off company, Nabertherm GmbH takes over operative function with Friedrich-Wilhelm Wentrot as Managing Director and Conrad Naber as Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

2005
Introduction of Vacuum Technology

2006
Commissioning of packaging and dispatch hall, 800 m²

2007
Martin Naber becomes Chairman of the Supervisory Board

2008
Increase of export share to more than 60 %

 

2009
Expansion of Customer Test Center 

2011
Commissioning of factory building IV with 4,000 m²

2012
Expansion of continuous AMS furnace range

2013
Introduction of drop-bottom furnace range

Introduction of large volume composites furnaces for aircraft industry

2014
Introduction of indirectly gas-fired furnaces for preheating of metal sheets for automotive industry

2015
Introduction of new generation of 3000 °C laboratory furnaces

Introduction of new a new kiln generation for Arts & Crafts as well as of continous furnaces for heat treatment of springs

2016
Introduction of furnace product ranges for additive manufacturing

Introduction of new controller generation

Start of factory expansion with building V, 4.400 m²