1919

Ernst Rotzler took over his parents' village smithy.

1928

Rotzler began producing complete HEROS hay lift systems

1929

Wilhelm Rotzler joined the company as co-partner.

1933

Rotzler acquired a building that was previously part of a waste spinning mill and was later to become Rotzler's Plant No. I.

1935

Rotzler began producing winches for tractors and trucks.

1948

Fresh start after the end of WWII under the management of the authorised signatories Otto Bertsch and Karl Rotzler.

1955

Rotzler began producing its first mechanically driven drum winches.

1961

Construction began on the first building of today's Plant No. II in Steinen.

1963

Staggered discontinuation of agricultural machinery to solely focus on winch technology.

1966/1967

Management was taken over by Engelhard and Eberhard Rotzler.

1972

Plant No. III was comissioned in Karlsruhe, a specialist workshop for customised truck bodies.

1980

The first ROTZLER TREIBMATIC pulling winch was launched. The test area for winches in Kleinkems went live.

1991

Extension and conversion of Plant No. II.

1992

Management was taken over by Juergen Rotzler and Ewald Schulz.

1995

ROTZLER INC. was founded in Vancouver, Canada.

1997

The first ROTZLER TITAN hoisting winch was launched on the North American market.

Juergen Rotzler assumed the position of sole CEO.

1999

Amalgamation of Plants No. I and II Steinen's industrial park.

2001

Rotzler's representative office was founded in Italy.

2004

Rotzler's globally unique test centre was commissioned in Steinen.

2006

Rotzler's Changwon-based joint venture, ROTZLER Korea ltd., was founded in South Korea.

2007

Development of CAN-bus-based communications system for controlling and monitoring various vehicle components.

2009

The extension of our steelwork and electrical installation departments at the Steinen site served to future-proof our high product quality and short delivery periods with regard to satisfying complex customer requirements as well as producing minimum lot sizes and individual pieces.

2011

Initial start-up of the new ROTZLER paint shop


2014

Foundation of ROTZLER India Pvt. Ltd. located in Bangalore, India.

Production plant, beginning of the 20th century


The location in Steinen today

Installation work at the Steinen plant

Unique test center at Steinen

Future-oriented production

High-end ROTZLER paint shop