The history of the Sturm family can be traced back about 275 years. Since that time the ancestors have been working as blacksmiths in Hankofen, a Bavarian village of 250 residents. The father of the current shareholder and chairman of the advisory board was a master blacksmith and an agricultural engineer. In the 60’s and 70’s he accelerated the agricultural machinery trade. As early as 1980, the farsighted father of seven children began manufacturing and assembling components for the industry with three employees.
Wilhelm Sturm, the current shareholder and chairman of the advisory board studied mechanical engineering and special welding engineering in Munich. fter his studies, he took over the position of plant manager in a metal goods factory. After two and a half years, he returned to his parents’ company in 1991 with 15 employees at that time.