Back then, the world was a bit slower: There were emperors and beer riots, and workers were paid in gold coins. In 1873, almost 150 years ago, Christoph Albert Handmann founded a mechanical workshop and brass foundry in Biberach, southern Germany. The first products sold by Handtmann included beer taps and faucets. Today, the company is positioned internationally with five business segments supplying big names in the automotive industry and producing entire plants for the food industry.
Sound familiar? The similarities with Bühler’s history are uncanny: Both companies began in the 19th century as simple foundries, are still family-owned today, and are successful international industrial groups. Perhaps this is why Handtmann and Bühler work so well together.
For several decades, Handtmann has relied on Bühler as a die-casting technology supplier.