History

2017

Two more 5-axis-machining centers with up to EACH 60 paletts automation for smal parts have been set up.

2016

A third ZEISS-CMM with "Vast©"-scanning-unit, as well as the first two machining centers with 500x500mm paletts have been set up; one 5-axis-vertical-machining center with 18 paletts automation, and one 4-axis-horizontal machining center with double-palett-changer.

2014
By purchasing a new computer-controlled laser-welding machine, we do one more step to provide our customers a huge variety of services.

2013
A modern ERP system is implemented.

2010
The number of employees has more than doubled in the past 5 years.

2009
Despite the global economic crisis, the company keeps on all its employees.

2008
Due to high capacity requirements, the production area is doubled to 1.600 m² by leasing the adjacent hall.

2007
The company is renamed to KENTER Feinwerktechnik oHG; all four family members become partners.

2006
Laser engraving is also offered as a new service.

2005
The next generation, the founder´s son and daughter join the company.

2004
Starting now, glass bead blasting is added to the range of services.

2002
Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001.

2000
The first of many 5-axis milling centers with a pallet changing system opens a new era of unmanned production.

1995
The first CNC-controlled turning/milling center with a main and counter spindle as well as external automatic bar feeder opens a wide variety of new manufacturing possibilities and products.

1994
The entire company moves to Kirchheim near Munich.

1987
Additional spaces are leased for increasing capacity.

1985
The first milling machine with automatic pallet changer arrives.

1982
Promptly thereafter, the first CNC-controlled milling machine was acquired.

1981
A new era is ushered in with the first NC-controlled milling machine.

1978
The first trainee starts his apprenticeship in precision mechanics and still works in the company today.

1971
He establishes KENTER Feinwerktechnik in Pullach near Munich with his wife Sylvia.

1943
Herbert P. Kenter is born as the youngest of five siblings in Augsburg, Germany.