History of Inovan
We are celebrating our 70th anniversary!
Since the founding in 1952, our company has written successful stories. The material developed by the company founders was a real innovation in best quality. There were interesting, great and exciting times in which various people left their mark. But one thing remains the same today: Our company name reflects our daily vision: To be innovative in best quality. Interesting. Innovative. International: Inovan.
Inovan was founded in Birkenfeld. Founders: Emil Kiefer and Fritz Ruf.
Expanding of the rolling mills, installation of electroplating and punching department with its own tool shop.
The new building is located in Birkenfeld, Industriestr. 44, Brötzinger Tal (Today´s Plant I).
The building Finkensteinstr. in Birkenfeld was acquired.
The administrative building part was expanded and also the electroplating and the research laboratories.
Family Balluf acquires sole ownership.
William Prym GmbH is a co-shareholder with a 25% stake in Inovan.
The Degussa Precision Engineering Plant (today´s Werk II) was acquired.
Die Inodor in Stolberg was founded.
Building of a new area with the Business Unit Surface Technology.
Unidor GmbH in Birkenfeld was aquired.
Introduction of Bonding Technology.
William Prym GmbH increases its shareholding to 100%.
Introduction of Mircostamping Technology.
The factory was expanded and a new logistic center was built.
Foundation of Inovan Tianjin, China.
Expansion of the assembly production and integration of plastics technology.
Inovan und Inodor merge into Inovan.
A new area was built for Business Unit Surface Technology.
Inovan starts Al-Si-Production.
Inovan implements the nano layer systems.
Expansion of Business Unit Material Technology.
Business Unit Plastics Technology was founded.
Foundation of Inovan Zliv, Czech Republic
Relocation of the site in China from Tianjin to Changzhou.