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Hörmann is a family-owned business from Germany which boasts a history of 84 years since its incorporation in 1935. Today, the leadership of Hörmann is in the hands of its third- and fourth-generation successors, i.e. Thomas J. Hörmann, the grandson of the founder—August Hörmann, and his great-grandsons, Martin J. Hörmann and Christoph Hörmann.

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1935

The company "August Hörmann Bielefelder Stahltüren" was founded.

1945

Steel doors

1952

The first batch of up-and-over garage doors

1958

Factory premises in Amshausen

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1960

Hermann Hörmann at the 25th company anniversary

1961

Hörmann Belgium and Hörmann Nederland were founded.

1964

Offices and dealers, as well as Hörmann-owned sales organizations were set up in the whole Germany.

1964

Employees at the Hanover exhibition

1964

Hanover exhibition

1969

1,000,000 up-and-over garage doors had been produced.

19691984

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1972

Hörmann KG in Brockhagen, Germany and Hörmann KG in Eckelhausen, Germany as well as Hörmann KG in Werne, Germany were founded.

1972

The sales center trading company (VKG) was established in Steinhagen, Germany.

1978

Hörmann KG was founded in Dissen, Germany.

1978

Thomas J. Hörmann (right) with Glenn Berry (left) in the USA

1980

Employees at the BAU exhibition in Munich

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1985

Hermann Hörmann at the 50th anniversary

1986

Hermann Hörmann was awarded as the "Orde van Leopold II" by the King of Belgium.

1990

Thomas J. Hörmann had become a personally liable partner.

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1991

Hermann Hörmann was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit.

1991

Employees at the BAU exhibition in Munich

1998

The automated production line was launched at the Antriebstechnik factory.

1999

The production of steel fire-rated doors H8 had reached 1,000,000.

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2000

Martin J. Hörmann attended the opening ceremony of Beijing Door Production Co. Ltd. in China.

2003

BAU exhibition in Munich

2006

The production line for entrance doors was launched in the Eckelhausen factory.

2006

1,000,000 sectional garage doors had been manufactured.

2007

Thomas J. Hörmann at the 10th anniversary of the Ichtershausen factory

2008

3,000,000 steel internal doors ZK and over 3,000,000 steel fire-rated doors H8 had been produced.

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2009

100,000 industrial rolling shutters and 2,000,000 sectional garage doors had been produced.

2010

Employees at the Big 5 exhibition in Dubai

2011

The production line for steel doors was launched at the Freisen factory.

2011

3,000,000 sectional garage doors had been produced.

2015

The PortaMatic door operators and timber internal doors had been input into market.

2015

The Hörmann Forum officially opened to the public.

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