History – innovative by tradition

Wohlrab was founded in 1976 by Johann K. Wohlrab as an engineering company for special-purpose machinery. The job coating developed from these activities. In 1999 his son Christian Wohlrab joined the management and continued to expand. As of 2011 Wohlrab has also been active in the Asian market.


2017Expansion of the optical coating facilities
2016Injection moulding facility established in Indonesia in cooperation with MBFZ toolcraft GmbH
2015Foundation of Toolcraft Wohlrab Technologies Pte. Ltd. in Singapore
2015ISO 9001 quality matrix certifications are extended to all Asian locations (matrix certification according to ISO 9001:2008)
2014Expansion of the production area by a further 1500 m2 in Langenzenn
2012Foundation of PT Wohlrab Indonesia as a manufacturing location
2011Foundation of Wohlrab Asia Pte. Ltd. in Singapore
2007Dr. Vesselka Koleva joins the management board
2005Introduction and continuous expansion of the quality and environmental management systems
2000Production and storage areas are extended by a further 1500 m2
1999Change of the corporate/legal form to Wohlrab Aufdampftechnik GmbH. Christian Wohlrab joins the management board
1996Development of process and equipment for the EMC protection of Nokia cell phones
1980Opening of the job coating facility as an addition to special-purpose machinery
1976Foundation of the special-purpose-machinery engineering company by Johann K. Wohlrab, later to be renamed as Wohlrab Hochvakuummetallisieranstalt