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URALAN® in the anniversary year 2017

URALAN® milestones

1967

Founding by Rudolf Kuhn in a garage in Urach, Germany. First customers were Princess, Kettler, Leifheit, Sabo and Gardena.

1968

Moving into the new company building in Rietheim.

1975

Commissioning of the first machine for manufacturing plastic rims instead of sheet steel rims.

1985

Acquisition of a competitor and establishment of a second production site in Geiselwind.

1986

Establishment of own toolmaking shop with turning, milling and eroding machines.

1988

Introduction of the RAM88 standard wheel range with closed wheels.

1993

Relocation to the new plant on Hermann-Staudinger-Straße in Münsingen.

1996

Closing of the plant in Geiselwind and merging in Münsingen.

1998

Taking over of URALAN® by the second generation. Managed by Christian and Johannes Kuhn.

1999

Awarding of quality assurance certificate according to DIN ISO 9001:2000.

2000

The Rietheim plant is expanded to a location for plastic recycling.

Commissioning of 2-component production for plastic wheels.

Introduction of SageBäurer Wincarat PPS system.

2002

Introduction of 3D design for the Development section. Connection to the toolmaking shop with CAM module.

2007

Start of expansion with photovoltaic systems on company's own roofs.

2008

New construction of a second production building and a logistics building.

2009

Introduction of the UXL High Wheel wheel line.

2010

Awarding of environmental certificate according to DIN ISO 14001:2009.

2012

Presentation of award by AL-KO for Best Supplier.

2013

Expansion of the logistics area by 5,000 m2.

Start of production of technical parts with expansion of the Production department.

Purchasing of the first all-electric machine. 7 systems installed until today.

2014

Awarded energy certificate in accordance with DIN ISO 50001 in conjunction with commissioning of the energy monitor.

Third generation joins the company.

2015

Commissioning of largest injection moulding machine to date with 550 t clamping force and 2 kg injection weight.

Introduction of software for simulation of mould flow tool filling.

2017

50 years Uralan

May 2017

Uralan anniversary

The two managing directors Christian (centre) and Johannes Kuhn (left) received a certificate from the IHK on the occasion of the 50th anniversary. "On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the company, URALAN is awarded this certificate. The Reutlingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce congratulates URALAN on its entrepreneurial achievements and contribution to the economic development of the Neckar-Alb region." Mr. Christoph Heise from the IHK emphasised during the presentation that it would indeed be an outstanding achievement to manage and develop a company so continuously.

April 2019

Commissioning of the assembly department with 4 assembly lines for customer-specific units.

May 2020

Commissioning of 2-colour hot stamping machine for printing plastic elements.

September 2020

Expansion of the injection moulding department for mirco parts, purchase of 1K and 2K Babyplast machines for the production of parts with low weight.

May 2021

Acquisition of 8500 sqm industrial expansion area at the Münsingen location.

July 2021

Condition monitoring, commissioning IBH recording for overview of all power consumption and operational evaluation of infrastructure values.

January 2022

Transfer of Technical Management to Benjamin Kuhn.