Did you know that the first strand pelletizer from MAAG Automatik was sold in 1957?

And did you know, MAAG Gala’s first product in 1959 was a baby diaper clip? By the way, this is the same year MAAG Automatik had its first booth at the K-Show!

Today MAAG Group is formed by six successful and well experienced companies that have been offering customized product solutions and services for more than a century: REDUCTION SCHEER, MAAG PUMP SYSTEMS, AUTOMATIK, GALA, ETTLINGER and XANTEC.

Corporate History

MAAG gear wheels (Source: Neue Zürcher Zeitung AG)

In 1890 C.F. Scheer was founded as a metal foundry and machine shop in Stuttgart, Germany. Nine years later Christoph Friedrich Scheer took control of the company and started with Thermal Engineering.

In a one-story workshop hall in the city of Zurich, Switzerland, Max Maag put his ideas for improving gearing into practice in 1913. The Max Maag Zahnräderfabrik was founded and the production of gears started. Today, the world’s largest gear pumps are built by MAAG Group!

The first strand pelletizer by AUTOMATIK was sold in 1957. Two years later, Automatik had its first booth at the K-Show in Duesseldorf, Germany.

K-Show booth 1959

In the same year, 1959, GALA manufactured their first product, the Di-D-Klip, a baby diaper clip that eliminated the chance of a baby getting stuck by a diaper pin. Ever since, Gala supplies highly customized turn-key pelletizing systems.

GALA Di-D-Klip

ERF Generation 1

Nearly half a century later, the first ERF, ETTLINGERs patented continuous melt filter system, was successfully launched in the market.

In 2020, XANTEC joined the MAAG Group as the youngest member. In 1995, XANTEC created the first process visualization with data acquisition for a complex extruder system.

Machine shop

Pump & Filtration Systems, Pelletizing & Pulverizing Systems, Recycling Systems, Digitalization – it is always about finding the best solution for the customers application!

MAAG Group is a company with a long and successful history. Therefore, two qualities are particularly important to us: reliability and a sense of responsibility! These are the fundamental qualities from which the trust of our customers, but also of our employees, grows.