Milestones towards a groundbreaking future
The company KURT KERN KG FEINWERK_TECHNIK is established in Munich-Obermenzing in April 1962
The company purchases its first Agie wire eroding machine (the first Bavaria), as well as its first CNC-controlled milling machine.
KERN starts its apprenticeship program.
KERN receives an enquiry from IBM for the production of test membranes made from Vespel for microchip production. As no suitable machine is available, KERN develops and builds a high-precision CNC drilling machine. This project leads to the birth of KERN Machine Engineering.
Gründung des Standorts Murnau-Westried
für den Unternehmensbereich Microtechnik. Der Maschinenbau gewinnt zunehmend an Bedeutung.
to DIN EN ISO 9001
Market launch: HSPC
Günter Kern retires. Ekkehard Alschweig takes over the business and consistently builds the company into a technology business.
The legendary “hole in the hair” experiment cements KERN’s reputation as a pioneer in the field of micro-drilling. A 30 ym motor winding wire is threaded through a 50 ym hole in a human hair in collaboration with
the company Maxon Motor.
Market launch of the KERN Evo and
KERN Pyramid Nano.
Relocation of the Machine Engineering division to the Eschenlohe plant. This
15,000-square-metre facility makes industrial production of the KERN machines possible.
The company also strengthens its international focus by founding the subsidiary KERN Precision Inc. in Chicago,USA.
Contract Manufacturing consistently focuses on key components and
complex series parts.
An increasing number of orders are received from the medical technology/
Subsidiary opens in
New sales and service
location in Shanghai, China:
KAP – KERN Asia Pacific
Micro platform is completed
KERN receives the TOP 100 Award for outstanding innovation management and above-average innovation success
The consistent further development of Machine Engineering and Contract Manufacturing will be realised via technology projects.