History

In 1947 Conrad Naber founded his family business and manufactured pottery kilns for private use with a few employees. He purposefully expanded the business and put the company on an international course. In the meantime, Nabertherm - based in Lilienthal/Bremen - designs and manufactures furnaces and heat treatment systems for a wide variety of industries and delivers the products all over the world.

16.09.1947

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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

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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

Seit 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

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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

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Commissioning of factory building IV with 4,000 m²

2012

Expansion of continuous AMS furnace range

2013

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Introduction of drop-bottom furnace range

Introduction of large volume composites furnaces for aircraft industry

2014

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

2016

Introduction of furnace product ranges for additive manufacturing

Introduction of new controller generation

2017

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Commissioning of factory building V with 4,400 m²

Introduction of new generation of continuous furnaces with jet heating

29.01.2018

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Our founder and long-term owner and managing director Mr. Conrad Naber passed away at the age of 95.

2018

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Commissioning of an additional TRUMPF laser plant

09.04.2019

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Change in the management. Timm Grotheer succeeds Friedrich-Wilhelm Wentrot as new managing director.

2019

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Delivery of an indirectly gas-heated conveyor furnace with pilgrim step drive for of drying sand cores in mold construction.

Expansion of the range of gas tight hot-wall retort furnaces for the production with up to 2000 liters volume.

2020

Increase of export share to more than 75 %

2021

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Construction of factory building 6 with 3,600 m²