Engineering Your Success.
For more than 90 years.

Engineering Your Success

Plants and machines from Weinsberg: As a long-established family-owned company and global player, we realize projects worldwide. Passion and commitment make us a leader in innovation and technology in our markets.                             

Engineering Your Success - for more than 90 years we have not only been a first-class supplier of machines and plants, but also a success accelerator for our customers. Put us to the test!

The Vollert Group in figures

Vollert today: 310 well-qualified employees, of whom more than 100 are in sales, project management and development. An export proportion of 80% shows the international experience of Vollert: there are plants and machines from Vollert on every continent on earth – satisfied customers can confirm this.

Corporate principles

Our company principles summarize what we have lived day by day since 1925. On the other hand, these principles set a high standard to which we want to be measured every day.

WHO WE ARE

We are a family business with a corporate culture based on reliable values, sustainable business practices, and respectful interactions with
one another.

We are a family business with a corporate culture based on reliable values, sustainable business practices, and respectful interactions with one another. Our partners, managing directors, executive staff, and employees are dedicated to furthering the interests and stated objectives of the company both in good times and bad times.

Our customers and their success is what drives us.

We understand our customers’ needs and challenges, we speak their language, and develop solutions in close collaboration and in dialogue with them. We accelerate the success of our customers – Engineering Your Success! We put emphasis on an excellent price/Performance ratio, high-quality standards and first-class project handling.

Regional roots, global player.

We behave in a socially responsible manner, have a sense of tradition, and appreciate our roots. Yet we feel at home in the world. Being in geographic proximity to our customers is important to us. We always comply with all applicable laws and respect other cultures. We take the legitimate interests of third parties seriously. 

HOW WE DEFINE OURSELVES

We act responsibly and committed throughout the entire value chain. In addition, we are always active in dialogue with our customers.

We act responsibly and committed throughout the entire value chain. In addition, we are always active in dialogue with our customers. We promote innovation by appreciating employees‘ ideas and giving feedback on how we deal with these ideas. Furthermore, we are open to suggestions and changes and create acceptance for change.

Each of our employees represents our business when interacting with others inside and outside the company. Every employee assumes responsibility for his or her own actions. We expect our employees to meet the same standards of excellence that we set for the entire company and our products.

We treat each other with mutual respect, fairness, and trust. We provide an open corporate culture with flat organizational structures and short decision-making processes. At our company, we do not tolerate any discrimination based on sex, age, religion, nationality, or any other personal characteristic. We respect the diversity of our employees and encourage their personal development.

Our executive staff view themselves as role models and consider leadership an important part of their job. Senior managers do not ask their employees to do anything they would not be willing to do themselves. We honor our employees for outstanding performance.

 

 

WHAT WE DO

We have professional expertise, we are creative, and we are always searching for solutions that offer our customers added value.

We have professional expertise, we are creative, and we are always searching for solutions that offer our customers added value. In doing this, we think outside the box and understand the consequences of our actions. We always see challenges as opportunities that we want to employ. In doing so, we recognize risks at an early stage and take measures to ensure that they remain manageable.

In our markets, we strive towards technology and innovation leadership. Our organization and strategy is so agile that we are constantly developing alongside our markets and customers. In addition, we want to remain economically independent and generate the necessary profits. We achieve sustainable growth on our own.

The protection and safety of people and the environment and all associated measures are an integral part of our daily work. This is the only way to ensure that future generations will also have a resilient environment and stable growth.

The cooperative relationships we have with our suppliers are based on fairness and trust. We only work with suppliers that meet the same top-quality standards that we have in place for ourselves.

 

 

History
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1925

The company was founded in Weinsberg by Hermann Vollert - the first generation started with metalwork, bicycle repairs, construction of wells and pumps as well as cable haulage systems for vineyards.

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1935

The vineyard cableways provided the first building block for entry into transport technology - the subsequent bucket and cable haulage system for materials and the know-how for the handling of ever larger loads.

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1939

Hermann Vollert, the founder of the company, was a locksmith, innovator and construction engineer, and at the same time a man with a vision who had a clear view for new markets. With his courage and drive, he developed his locksmith's business into an engineering company in the 1930s until the outbreak of World War II. In 1939, the company expanded into a 300 square meter workshop at today's company headquarters in Weinsberg.

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1947

After the tragic death of Hermann Vollert in 1947, his wife Mina Vollert and her 20-year-old son Herbert continued the operation with about ten employees.

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1951

At the start of the 1950s, Vollert's engineers transferred their cableway expertise to ground-mounted rope conveyors and
thereby revolutionized transport routes in the wood industry. By the middle of the next decade numerous sawmills were being supplied.

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1962

Whether for finest porcelain or extremely heavyweight bricks: From the 1950s, Vollert developed numerous transport concepts for brickyards and manufacturers of fine ceramics, among others for Meissner Porzellan and Villeroy & Boch.

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1963

From the beginning of the 1960s onwards, Vollert built numerous shunting and loading systems, among other things for freight depots or for loading bulk material.

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1973

A near mini revolution happened in 1973 when Vollert engineers manufactured for the construction company Härer from Schwäbisch Hall. Instead of stowing transport pallets on circulation wagons, they were enabled to circulate directly in the prefabricated concrete section - a space-saving and up to then unique solution. The principle of the pallet circuit was born.

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1974

In 1974, Vollert achieved an outstanding invention with the first "self-propelled shunting system". The so-called shunting robot combines the advantages of an autonomous locomotive with fixed-line rope conveyors.

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1987

Since the 1980s, Vollert has been working with intralogistics systems for the metal and aluminum industries as well as the automotive industry. 1982 marked the market entry of providing a system for a steel mill transport facility for Salzgitter AG. The first high-bay warehousing for coils was developed by Vollert in 1991 for VAW Vereinigte Aluminiumwerke (now Hydro) at Grevenbroich.

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1988

The 1980s were the period of internationalization. Vollert's large-scale projects in other European countries and in countries even further away from home have increasingly been realized: in Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and even Australia. Contracts were often concluded and commemorated with the customer according to country specific culture.

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1994

The 90s were characterized by new customers in the aviation and automotive industries. In the mid-1990s, for example, airfreight containers were built in the airports of Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore and Korea. For the automotive industry, several assembly lines, storage and transport systems were built for well-known brand manufacturers. From the time of reunification in 1989, the construction boom in the east saw the creation of numerous new precast concrete plants.

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1999

The third generation is on board: Hans-Jörg Vollert, the grandson of the company's founder, inherits 75% of the shares and the management of the company.

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2003

The dimensions of the projects from the new millennium onwards increase enormously. We are moving heavier and larger loads, rising from a machine supplier to the general contractor, and building system solutions on all continents of the world, from South America to India. In China, for example, the world's largest coiled high-rack warehousing for 100,000 tons of aluminum and on the island paradise of New Caledonia in the South Pacific, a state-of-the-art precast concrete plant with Vollert technology is being built. At the same time, the family business is steadily becoming a global player.

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2011

As of 2011, subsidiaries in South America, Russia and Asia attend customers in these locations. In 2012, the product portfolio in the concrete sector expands with the takeover of the formwork specialist Nuspl.

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2015

Vollert is celebrating its 90th anniversary and investing EUR 4 million in the future. Dr. Markus Deimel is appointed as new managing director alongside Hans-Jörg Vollert.

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2017

The investment in a new production and administration building in Sikandrabad allows Vollert to set a strong long-term commitment for India.

International presence