OUR HISTORY

From Holz- und Gerätebaugesellschaft mbH
to VEMAG ANLAGENBAU GmbH

Founded in Verden in 1944 as Holz- und Gerätebaugesellschaft mbH, VEMAG ANLAGENBAU has a long history. It began with the manufacture of clocks for church towers, ovens and honey extractors, moved onto development and sale of the first hot-smoking and cooking installation and has culminated in the introduction of a new 3D-CAD/PDM system to further increase the efficiency of our installation systems.

Find out everything you need to know about the development of VEMAG ANLAGENBAU GmbH and the history of our installations here.

History: VEMAG ANLAGENBAU GMBH

Company history

1964

Development of the first combined hot-smoking and cooking installation.

1971

Development of the first CLIMAMAT STORAGE CHAMBER & CLIMAMAT STAR climatic storage chambers.

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Company history

1979

First production site for the smoking installations division.

1983

Development of the MICROMAT S, the first microprocessor supported, fully automatic compact control unit from VEMAG ANLAGENBAU.

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1984

Development of the first semi-continuous thermo-compound-installation with SIEMENS S5 based transport control.

1987

First fully automatic thermal continuous line for peel- and natural casing sausage with hanging trolley technology & individual zone control/ dwell time.

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Company history

1988

Thousands of examples of the ZKS1200, the first ancestor of today’s MICROMAT ANALYZER, are sold. Based on MS-DOS, it acquires the process data from fully automatic tunnel installations.

1992

Introduction of PCS 577, the first flat screen, PC-based installation control unit.

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1993

Development of the “ZFA” central fresh air treatment plant for energy-efficient and space saving operation of multiple climatic chambers (patent pending).

1995

World's first fully automatic climatic ripening and post-maturing plant for a production capacity of 400t / week.

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Company history

1999

Introduction of DIN EN ISO 9000.

2000

Transfer of the smoking installations division to VEMAG ANLAGENBAU as an independent company.

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Company history

2001

Restructuring of shareholder arrangements and takeover of VEMAG ANLAGENBAU GmbH by the Krüger family.

2004

Development of a thawing installation for exceptionally gentle and sterile thawing of foods using air.

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Company history

2007

Completion of extensive building works (warehouse and dispatch building, technical centre, redesigned façade and expanded offices).

2008

Extensive investments in state-of-the-art production equipment for forming, joining and surface treatment.

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Company history

2009

Development and sale of the innovative AEROMAT VARIO system for continuous production of boiled sausage.

2010

VEMAG ANLAGENBAU is the first company in the thermal food treatment industry to offer energy consumption data acquisition.

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Company history

2011

Development and sale of the new H501 friction smoke generator and the new H507 steam smoke generator.

2013

Modernisation of the IT infrastructure and introduction of a new ERP system,

installation of a fully automatic laser cutting machine with automated material feed.

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Company history

2014

Entry into the pet food segment with the AEROMAT for drying pet food.

VEMAG ANLAGENBAU is the first supplier in the market to offer handling without internal sensors and motors.

2016

Completion of the new corporate headquarters at the Verden site including 500m² customer centre for testing and development.

Development of the “TOWERPOOL” for sous-vide products.

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2017

Commissioning of all stainless steel sandblasting plant with stainless steel pellets in production.
Development of the CLIMAMAT STAR CROSS, the first cross-flow installation with moving channels for refinement of tightly packed lying products.

2018

Development of the CLIMAMAT STAR HIGHCUBE, a cold smoking installation for even product treatment in up to 6m high racks.

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2019

Development of CLIMAMAT STAR POWER for exceptionally high drying rates, e.g. for snack salami.

2020

Completion of the new production, logistics and warehouse building at the Verden site. Expansion of total business area to 25,000m².
Upgrade to SIEMENS S7 1500 / ET 200 as standard control basis.

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