Impulsgeber receives certificate for R&D work

Active research and development is part of our corporate DNA. We are very happy to receive the certificate “Innovative through Research” from the Stifterverband. This is an encouragement for us to continue our research on innovative technologies.

Since 2014, the Stifterverband has been honouring research-based companies with the “Innovative through Research” certificate in recognition of the special responsibility they assume for the state and society.
On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Stifterverband regularly collects data on research and development activities of companies and institutions for joint research in Germany.

Stifterverband is a joint initiative started by companies and foundations – the only one in Germany to be devoted entirely to consulting, networking and promoting improvements in the fields of education, science and innovation.

Construction site in time-lapse video

We regularly photograph our new building from the air. From these pictures we have made a time-lapse video. The result shows the progress on the construction site. Have fun watching it.


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Impulsgeber at Fakuma

Fakuma, the world’s leading technical event for industrial plastics processing will take place in Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre, from 16 to 20 October 2018. As a leading developer and producer of high-performance injection moulding tools and with our strong growing serial and special machine engineering business unit, Hofmann – Ihr Impulsgeber will join the more than 1700 exhibitors.

You find us on the exhibition stand of the Association of German Tool and Moldmakers (VDWF).
Hall B2 / Booth: B2-2112
Association of German Tool and Moldmakers (VDWF)

We are looking forward to seeing you!


Impulsgeber at industry get-together

For more than 41 years, the international VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering conference in Mannheim has been throwing light on the traditional themes areas of interior, exterior, simulation, materials/technologies, engine/technology and, of course, the key issue of lightweight design. Nowadays even recent topics, such as Industry 4.0 and 3D printing, or hot topics, such as sustainability and recycling, are also moving further into the focus of discussion.

At our booth (level 2, booth 132), you get all the information you need about mould making, machine engineering and research and development. Find out how your business can benefit from our know-how.


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Stefan Hofmann is sole shareholder of Hofmann – Ihr Impulsgeber

Stefan Hofmann now holds 100 percent of the company shares. Günter Hofmann remains in the company as a company officer with statutory authority. Managing Directors are Stefan Hofmann and Monika Hofmann. Stefan Hofmann is leading the company in third generation.

Günter Hofmann is handing over his company shares to his son Stefan.

Stefan Hofmann wird alleiniger Gesellschafter von Hofmann – Ihr Impulsgeber

Günter Hofmann wird zum 1. Januar auch seinen Posten als Geschäftsführer aufgeben. Er bleibt dem Unternehmen aber weiterhin als Angestellter mit Prokura erhalten. Die Geschäftsführung bilden Stefan und Monika Hofmann.

Günter Hofmann trat 1982 in die Geschäftsführung der Werkzeugbau Siegfried Hofmann GmbH ein. Seitdem hat er die Entwicklung des Unternehmens vom Handwerksbetrieb hin zu einem technologischen Vorreiter im Werkzeug- und Maschinenbau maßgeblich geprägt. Von Anfang der 1980er-Jahre bis heute verachtfachte sich die Zahl der Mitarbeiter von 50 auf mittlerweile rund 400. Günter Hofmann trieb die technologische Weiterentwicklung des Werkzeugbaus sowie das rasante Wachstum des Geschäftsbereichs Maschinenbau voran.

“Ich freue mich, die Verantwortung für die weitere Entwicklung des Unternehmens in die Hände meines Sohnes zu übergeben”, sagt Günter Hofmann. “Die Firma steht exzellent da, nun ist es an der Zeit, das Steuer ganz in die Hände der nächsten Generation zu legen.” Stefan Hofmann ist seit Oktober 2011 Geschäftsführer bei Hofmann – Ihr Impulsgeber. Er führt das Unternehmen nun in dritter Generation. Gegründet hatte die Firma sein Großvater Siegfried im Jahr 1958. “Es macht mich stolz, die Arbeit meines Großvaters und Vaters fortführen zu können”, sagt Stefan Hofmann. “Wir sind und bleiben auch weiterhin ein Familienunternehmen. Das ist die Basis für unsere zukünftige Entwicklung.”

Günter Hofmann übergibt seine Unternehmensanteile an seinen Sohn Stefan.

Impulsgeber at Fakuma

You find us on the exhibition stand of the Association of German Tool and Moldmakers (VDWF).
Hall/Booth: B2/2112
Association of German Tool and Moldmakers (VDWF)

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Impulsgeber at Fakuma

Hofmann news

So why the new trademark? A lot has changed since the company was founded almost 60 years ago. We are no longer “just” a mould maker (Werkzeugbau), even if our company name might suggest otherwise. In recent years our machine engineering division experienced a high level of growth. Furthermore, we put a lot of effort in our research and development work. With strong partners both in the industrial and the academic sector we develop new technologies and solutions for our customers.

All these developments led to the decision to spread our wings and leave the Hofmann Innovation Group. Of course we still have strong ties to the Robert Hofmann GmbH (now Hofmann – Ihr Möglichmacher), our old partner in the Hofmann Innovation Group. But their business grew also quite strong so for the benefit of our companies and our customers we decided that each company has to go its own way to shape a successful future.