History and company philosophy

1955 Building of a production hall by the partners Morsch + Strötzel. Piston rods and cylinder liners were chrome plated for the whole of the German petroleum industry.
1960 Building of a further plant for the electro-polishing of V2A and V4A components for the food industry.
1961 Plant taken over by Mr. Morsch and separation of the business partners. Mr. Strötzel takes over the hard chrome plant.
1965 The company founder, Max Strötzel, died. Hans Günther joined the company and took over as managing director.
1966 Installation of the first hard chrome machines for large scale production of components for the automotive industry.
1972 Further production halls were built. The period of modernisation of the hard chrome and wastewater plants and the establishment of the precision grindings works began.
1980 Hard chrome plating of copper die-casts and copper plates for continuous casting systems began.
1981 Introduction of the new CHEMICAL NICKEL coating procedure.
1984 Acquisition of a secondary site with a factory hall and the construction of hard chrome plating systems for series production of die-casting pipes for strand casting assemblies and mine props for the mining industry.
1989 Construction of a further production hall with space for administration, supervision and social areas, as well as a high-capacity 10,000 litre chemical nickel system.
1996 Certification of the company in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9002.
2001 Sale of the company to the Parzer Group, Linz
2002 Procurement of a honing machine (Hommel-Scannen 3000) for processing cylinders
  Certification in accordance with EN-ISO 9001:2000



Training operation for industrial and commercial trainees.
Certification in accordance with ISO 9001:2008


Procurement of a 2nd Hommel HTH-3000S honing machine for processing cylinders


In order to meet the demands of our customers we continually invest in the modernisation and expansion of our systems and assemblies. We pay great attention to what is required in terms of environmental protection. This is why we use modern systems for the purification of wastewater and waste air.

With our top level technology we are a company recognized throughout Europe in the field of surface technology. Our declared goal is to work together as partners with our customers. With the capabilities of our personnel we see ourselves as problem solvers and service providers for challenges, old and new.
The quality marks we have been awarded along with our certification in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 are only a part of the expression of our service capability.

We are a reliable and capable partner to industry.


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