The history of the Sturm family can be traced back about 275 years. Since that time the ancestors have been working as blacksmiths in Hankofen, a Bavarian village of 250 residents. Wilhelm Sturm sen. was a master forging, agricultural machinery and hoof fitting master and in the 60s and 70s he pushed the agricultural machinery trade. As early as 1980, the farsighted father of seven children began manufacturing and assembling components for the industry with three employees.
Wilhelm Sturm Jr. graduated from studying mechanical engineering and welding engineering in Munich. fter his studies, he took over the position of plant manager in a metal goods factory. After two and a half years, he returned to his parents’ company in 1991 with 15 employees at that time.