Construction of the new production hall for WaldrichSiegen is completed and the company returns to its founding town after 40 years at the Burbach site.
A new hall for the production of Union boring mills is completed at the Meuselwitz production site.
Maximilian Thoma takes over as managing director in December and is now the 4th generation to lead the HerkulesGroup companies.
The construction of a new production hall for the manufacture of XXL large machine tools for WaldrichSiegen at the Siegen site begins and represents the largest investment in the company's history to date.
PowerSparks GmbH is taken over and integrated into the corporate group as a supplier of power electronics.
The Austrian company SBA mechatronics, which specializes in modernizations, becomes part of the HerkulesGroup.
RSGetriebe is integrated into the HerkulesGroup as a manufacturer of special gear units.
100th anniversary of the company.
The production company "Jiaxing GMT German Machine Tools Co., Ltd" is founded in Jiaxing, China.
HerkulesGroup takes over the boring mill manufacturer Union Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH Chemnitz.
Delivery of the largest CNC controlled roll grinding machine UWS 1100 / 260 CNC to China First Heavy Industries.
Herkules Representative Office India (HRI) and Deutsche Maschinen India (DMI) as a service and production site are founded in Kolkata, India.
Founding of GMT German Machine Tools for service and spare parts in Shanghai, China
January 26: HerkulesGroup acquires the companies WaldrichSiegen (Burbach) and Coburg, Germany
All US-American offices move to Ford City, PA
Herkules Shanghai Rep. Office (HRC) is founded in China
The Monolith™ machine bed technology for roll grinders is implemented
Herkules Latin America (HLA) is founded in Vitória, Brazil
HCC merges with KPM to form HCC/KPM in Ford City, PA, USA
Foundation of Herkules Moscow East (HME)
After German reunification, Herkules acquires Maschinenfabrik Meuselwitz as a second prodution site in Germany
The first CNC-controlled HCC roll grinder is delivered to USS Posco Industries, CA, USA
The first HCC Herkules roll shop computer system is launched
HCC (Herkules Controls Corp) is founded in Memphis, TN, USA
Herkules USA (HUSA) is founded in Memphis, TN, USA
WS 1100, the largest CNC-controlled roll grinder until 2010, is delivered to Gontermann-Peipers
Herkules Far East Representative Office (HFE) is founded, today named Herkules Asia Pacific (HAP)
December 16: Christoph Thoma is elected as CEO in the shareholders' meeting
The first CNC roll lathe WD 400 CNC is delivered to the French customer Vallourec
The largest roll lathe HDK 1500 is constructed for the roll foundry Gontermann-Peipers
Delivery of the first roll grinder WSA 600 with automatic sequence control
The 1,000th machine after the company's restart is delivered to the customer Hoesch Werke Schwerte, Hohenlimburg, Germany
Opening of a state-of-the-art production hall
The first lathe of the type HWD 850 is built
Maschinenfabrik Herkules is rebuilt by Hans and August Thoma
February 28: Hans Thoma succeeds his father and becomes CEO
December 16: Like the whole city of Siegen, Herkules is almost completely destroyed in an air raid
World War II: Herkules is part of the war economy
May 11: Maschinenfabrik Herkules is founded by Franz Thoma and Alfred Schütte