In 1969, company founder Ernst Klimmer took over the business in which he had himself been trained, the company Günl. The company started by manufacturing moulds and stamping tools. However, this young company soon received orders to manufacture sample parts and smaller production runs. At that time, its customers were primarily companies from the winter sports sector that ordered items such as cross-country skiing connections, ski stoppers or ski racks.
The new challenges accelerated the advancement of the company’s technical know-how; the rapid development of its production plants ultimately facilitated entry into the automotive industry.
In 1987, Ernst Klimmer GmbH constructed a completely new company building on a greenfield site, which remains the company’s base of operations today. The relocation to these premises paved the way for the ongoing expansion of the business.
In 1995, the production facilities were expanded for the first time. The stamping plant was extended and the coil and rod production facilities were separated in 1998. to make room for new automatic forming systems.
The flow of material in production was optimised in 2001 with the new tool manufacturing and construction facility. The new dispatch building followed one year later.
2009 saw the expansion of operations to the site of the former company Kinzel and a new production hall was built for the fine blanking segment. Due to the growth in market demand and the company’s strategic restructuring, Klimmer invested in a new competence centre, tool manufacturing plant and logistics warehouse between 2014 and 2016.
In 2019, Klimmer celebrated its 50-year anniversary. Today, the company employs a workforce of over 330 people.