Company history

The development of Sturm Blechverarbeitung is closely linked to the family history of the company Sturm from Hankofen, which operated a forge in the Lower Bavarian village already about 300 years ago.

The head of the family, Willhelm Sturm Sr., early on recognized that the times were changing and started manufacturing and assembling industrial components with three employees in 1980.

In 1991, the son of the company founder, Wilhelm Sturm jun., returned to his parents’ business after completing his studies as a mechanical and welding engineer and gaining initial experience as a plant manager. He built up the company from 15 employees at that time to the now internationally operating Sturm Group.

Within the Sturm Group, Sturm Blechverarbeitung developed into one of the most successful and exclusive business units of the Group.

1992 / 1993

Foundation of Sturm Blechverarbeitung in Furth bei Bogen


Construction of a new plant on a greenfield site in the industrial area of Salching (first construction phase).

Handover of the parental business including real estate to Wilhelm Sturm jun.


Sturm Blechverarbeitung becomes an independent GmbH.

Expansion of the Salching site by a further building project


This made investing in various machines and systems as the basis of our range of machinery possible.

Handling/implementation of the first large assemblies orders


For small/specific assemblies (approx. 500 sqm)

Reactivation of the Hankofen site as assembly hall


This enabled further growth (expansion of the area from approx. 6,500 sqm to approx. 12,000 sqm)

Inauguration of the new halls 1 and 2 Sturm Maschinenbau


Later: Assembly and logistics center Sturm Blechverarbeitung

New construction of hall 5 to be used by Sturm Maschinenbau


"Voglhalle" (approx. 1,000 sqm – assembly, inspections and Kanban warehouse) for the processing of various orders, especially for welded assemblies

Rental of another external hall

April 2020

Set-up of an automated sheet metal processing center (project completion November 2020).

Start of optimization of the laser hall

May 2020

Logistics and assembly center (5,000 sqm additional production area, expansion to approx. 17,000 sqm).

Takeover of the former Hall 5 of the Sturm Group

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Einstieg der “Nimbus hands-on Investors”

Aus der Sturm Blechverarbeitung & Systeme GmbH wird zum 01.07.2019 die Sturm Blechverarbeitung GmbH.