• Hirschvogel Components India receives the "Most Preferred Workplace in Manufacturing 2022-23" award.
  • Successful go-live with SAP S/4HANA at all Hirschvogel locations worldwide
  • Sustainability efforts are strategically anchored at the Hirschvogel Group, with decarbonization of production playing a central role.
  • New company building at the Denklingen site with company restaurant, health center, and office units based on the New Work concept is now up and running


  • At the turn of the year 2021/2022, the corporate structure is adjusted and the Hirschvogel Automotive Group becomes the Hirschvogel Group.
  • Hirschvogel is on a transformation course, gearing its product portfolio towards the green, sustainable vehicle concepts of tomorrow.
  • A dedicated Business Unit for bicycles and micromobility is created with the new Hirschvogel brand AXIMO.
  • The Frank Hirschvogel Foundation celebrates its 15th anniversary.


  • On January 1, Walter Bauer (CFO) and Dr. Dirk Landgrebe (COO) take over as members of the Management Board of Hirschvogel Holding GmbH.
  • With the arrival of Jörg Rückauf as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on July 1, 2021, the new top management team is complete.


  • Founding of a new 100 % subsidiary – Hirschvogel E-Solutions GmbH – located in Kaufbeuren, for the future E-Mobility market
  • Hirschvogel masters the corona crisis well and closes 2020 in a satisfactory way, with sales amounting to 1.04 billion euros.


  • Founding of the joint venture Hirschvogel Gerg Innovationszentrum GmbH & Co. KG for the development and production of prototypes and small series


  • Hirschvogel begins additive manufacturing
  • Official inauguration of the Hirschvogel plant in Mexico in April
  • Start of operations in Hall 6 and opening of a Training Center at the Marksuhl site
  • Hall expansion and start of machining operations at Hirschvogel Components Poland Sp. z o.o.
  • Expansion of Hirschvogel Komponenten GmbH with the construction of Hall 9


  • Construction of a new plant in San Juan del Río, Mexico, and start of production 
  • Completion of a new forging hall at Hirschvogel Automotive Components (Pinghu) Co., Ltd. in China
  • Expansion of machining at Hirschvogel Incorporated in the US with the construction of a new building
  • Construction of Hall 2 at Hirschvogel Components Poland Sp. z o.o.
  • 10-year anniversary of the Frank Hirschvogel Foundation.


  • Hirschvogel Components India Pvt. Ltd. moves from Ranjangaon to Sanaswadi, followed by inauguration of the new plant
  • Expansion of Hirschvogel Komponenten GmbH with the construction of Hall 8
  • Founding of Hirschvogel Components Mexico S.A. de C.V.
  • Start of the new business area “Hirschvogel Tech Solutions”
  • With total sales of 1.011 billion euros, the billion-euro sales mark was exceeded for the first time


  • Installation of the first 2,000 ton cold press with servo direct drive in the new Hall 16 in Denklingen
  • Extension of the Hirschvogel Komponenten GmbH with the construction of the Hall 7
  • 25 years of further processing and 15th anniversary of the Hirschvogel Komponenten GmbH.


  • Sales exceed 800 million euros for the first time
  • Construction of a new plant of Hirschvogel Components India 
  • Inauguration of the new social building at the Marksuhl site
  • Expansion of the Hirschvogel Umformtechnik GmbH in Denklingen with the construction of hall 16


  • Hirschvogel is proud to look back on 75 years of company history and celebrates with guests and employees as well as with an Open Day for the public
  • On June 14, shareholder Emma Hirschvogel dies aged 94
  • 25-year anniversary of Hirschvogel Incorporated


  • In January, Frank M. Anisits, Dr. Thomas Brücher and Dr. Alfons Hätscher take over as Executive Vice Presidents of the Holding
  • Purchase of the shares of the joint venture partner in India and renaming this new 100 % subsidiary "Hirschvogel Components India Pvt. Ltd."


  • Frank M. Anisits joins the Executive Board of the Holding
  • 20th company anniversary at Hirschvogel Eisenach GmbH
  • Takeover of the shares of the joint venture partner in Poland and renaming this new 100 % subsidiary “Hirschvogel Components Poland Sp. z o.o.”
  • Expansion of production in China with the construction of a third hall
  • With more than 3,500 employees, the Hirschvogel Automotive Group achieves sales of around 760 million euros


  • On July 3, majority shareholder and CEO Dr. Manfred Hirschvogel passes away suddenly and unexpectedly
  • Establishment of an Advisory Board 
  • Josef X. Baumeister and Dr. Dirk Landgrebe take over the Executive Management of the Holding
  • The Group achieves total sales of around 600 million euros with almost 3,000 employees.


  • Founding of Hirschvogel Holding GmbH as the parent company of all Hirschvogel companies
  • New presence in Poland together with Japanese joint venture partner Kotani under the name Hirschvogel Kotani Poland Sp. z o.o.


  • 90th birthday of Emma Hirschvogel
  • Construction of a new Training Center in Denklingen
  • Takeover of the joint venture shares of Forjas Brasileiras by MAHLE and Hirschvogel, and formation of MAHLE HIRSCHVOGEL FORJAS S.A.
  • Founding of the joint venture Hirschvogel Kalyani India Pvt. Ltd. with Kalyani Thermal Systems Ltd. in India.


  • Founding of the Frank Hirschvogel Foundation for securing the family enterprise in the long-term, and restructuring of the shareholders
  • Expansion of Hirschvogel Eisenach GmbH with the construction of Hall 4


  • Founding of the employee participation company "Hirschvogel Mitarbeiterbeteiligung GmbH"


  • Setup of a fully automated 25,000 kN cold forging press at Hirschvogel Umformtechnik GmbH
  • Dissolution of the joint venture in China and founding of a 100 % subsidiary, Hirschvogel Automotive Components (Pinghu) Co., Ltd., with the construction of a new plant
  • Construction of a new hall at Hirschvogel Incorporated for the area of machining
  • Introduction of swaging at the Denklingen plant


  • Reorganization of Hirschvogel Umformtechnik GmbH by introducing a profit center structure, and acquisition of a new office building
  • Sales exceed 250 million euros for the first time


  • Founding of the joint venture in China with the Taiwanese partner Chian Hsing Forging
  • Construction of Hall 15 in Denklingen for producing constant-velocity joints using an optimized, linked material flow system. Karl Schuster (long-standing Executive Director Production): "Every time we built a new hall, we thought we had made adequate provisions for the following few years and would never again need a larger one."


  • Founding of Hirschvogel Aluminium GmbH at a new plant in Marksuhl for producing aluminum parts


  • The machining department moves from Denklingen into a newly built plant in Schongau, and with this the independent company Hirschvogel Komponenten GmbH is founded
  • Shares in the third largest forge in Brazil, Forjas Brasileiras
  • Construction of Hall 13 in Denklingen


  • Hirschvogel Eisenach GmbH moves into a new plant on a rural site in Marksuhl
  • Startup of Hall 12 in Denklingen. Dr. Manfred Hirschvogel: "In this hall, new production procedures were planned for the first time; in a single building forgings should be produced in one workflow from the supplied steel bar to the ready-for-dispatch component."


  • Takeover of machines and production lines from VW following closure of the cold forging department in Wolfsburg


  • Founding of the subsidiary Hirschvogel Eisenach GmbH through the purchase of the forging department of the former Wartburg-Werke
  • Set up of the Training Center at the heart of Denklingen


  • 50th company anniversary
  • Sales rise for the first time above 100 million D-mark 
  • Start of internationalization with the founding of the first subsidiary abroad, namely Hirschvogel Incorporated in Columbus/Ohio. Here, cold forged parts are produced for the US market.


  • The company changes its name from Hirschvogel KG to Hirschvogel Umformtechnik GmbH with the Executive Managers Willy and Dr. Manfred Hirschvogel
  • Introduction of an additional forging process, namely warm forging. Dr. Manfred Hirschvogel: "As one of only a few companies, we took up what was then the new process of warm extrusion into large-scale industrial production."


  • Renaming of the company from OHG to Hirschvogel KG with the general partners Anton, Willy and Emma Hirschvogel
  • Construction of Hall 2 (hot forging plant) and Hall 3 (heat treatment and quality assurance) at the new location outside of Denklingen
  • Relocation of the press forge from the center of Denklingen to the new site


  • Construction of a new hall outside of Denklingen on today's premises near the B17 road. This was the first production hall on a rural site, chosen in order to avoid noise pollution and to create space for expansion possibilities
  • Founding of the Pension Fund by Emma and Willy Hirschvogel as a company retirement provision for the employees


  • Partial dismantling of the machinery following the Second World War
  • Arduous rebuilding
  • Parts are forged for agricultural machines as well as hammers and chisels


  • Founding of the industrial forge "Hammerwerk Hirschvogel OHG" by engineer Willy Hirschvogel together with his brothers Anton and Hans
  • First forging unit is a used drop-board hammer 
  • 5 employees generate sales of 26,000 German reichsmark