Hermann Hahn and Adolf Kolb found HAHN+KOLB on 1st July as a shop specialising in tools and machines.
The first (hand-written!) HAHN+KOLB tool catalogue is published, numbering around 450 pages.
The first exhibition space with display windows is rented in Tübinger Strasse for the purpose of demonstrating machinery.
HAHN+KOLB acquires a workshop for turning machines, which in due course will develop into the independent and world-renowned company INDEX-Werke HAHN+TESSKY KG.
A charitable foundation is set up for employees to mark the company's 25th anniversary.
The company establishes its first branch in Munich, marking the start of the company's expansion into the rest of Germany.
HAHN+KOLB moves into the new HAHN+KOLB house in Stuttgart's Königstrasse, the first high-rise building in Stuttgart.
The first "HAHN+KOLB-designed" machines are built using lapping and fine grinding machines. Indexing table machines, tool grinding machines and multi-edge turning machines are also in use before much longer
HAHN+KOLB founds its first independent foreign branches in Milan and Vienna.
War damage to the company's head office and the warehouse in Feuerbach force the relocation of its operating sites to neighbouring rural areas.
Reconstruction starts. HAHN+KOLB alone takes up an exhibition hall covering 1,850 square metres at the Hanover Trade Fair.
The first major demonstration week is held at the Schorndorf plant premises over an area of 1,600 square meters.
The tools division moves into the newly built Tool Centre in Stuttgart-Feuerbach.
The new HAHN+KOLB Technology Centre in Schorndorf is used for demonstration and training purposes, attracting over 4,500 visitors in its first year.
HAHN+KOLB GmbH+Co. KG transfers its activities in the field of tool sales to the newly founded Hahn + Kolb Werkzeuge GmbH.
Adolf Würth GmbH+Co. KG acquires HAHN+KOLB Werkzeuge.
HAHN+KOLB is the first company in Germany to offer a "Purchasing Card" as a financing option. By doing so, it streamlines material procurement by ensuring that all the necessary purchasing steps are carried out by HAHN+KOLB, with detailed information about related purchase items supplied at the same time.
The first HAHN+KOLB Tool Catalogue is published on CD-ROM, with an Order Manager.
HAHN+KOLB publishes the first German tool catalogue on the Internet, with a range of 60,000 articles.
The company moves into international markets, with subsidiaries and catalogue partnerships.
The online shop HK-NET is launched.
HAHN+KOLB cements its pioneering credentials by publishing the industry's first catalogue with QR codes and data matrix codes.
A groundbreaking ceremony is held for the new company headquarters in Ludwigsburg.