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Our team consists of top qualified machine tool specialists with years of experience in the international sale of used machinery. Our technical advice enables you to quickly find a machine for your needs. We accompany you when inspecting the machine on location. When buying a machine we offer the Stenzel full-service package. This can include everything from dismantling, commissioning and the installation of your machine.

STENZEL Machines and Ideas

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The Stenzel used machinery webportal www.stenzel.de lists over 17.000 interested visitors a month from more than 140 countries. Our search engine makes it easy for you to find your used machine by selecting according to machine categories, manufacturers and technical specifications. You can inquire online in eleven different languages. Within a short time you will receive a detailed offer from us in an attractive layout with pictures,
exact technical specifications and additional services. Please call us if you need our personal advice and expertise.

Company History

The Stenzel family has been trading in machinery for almost 100 years. Michael Stenzel has been active for over 40 years and has introduced brands like Nakamura, Matsuura and Brother into Germany. At the end of 2005 Joseph Stenzel joined the business after his studies of industrial engineering and business administration. He is the 4th generation dealing in machine tools and has expanded the business with the used machnery webportal.

1913

Company founded in Berlin by Georg Stenzel with used machinery trade.

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1928

Representation of German machinery like Roscher & Eichler, Lindner, Pfauter and Union.

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1932

Corporate takeover by Werner Stenzel and Karl von Beauvais - introduction of special machinery from the USA e.g. Cincinnati, LeBlond, Norton and Warner & Swasey for the automotive industry.

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1937

Representation of czech machines like Škoda.

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1946

New founding of company in Wiesbaden
Our main business was with american machinery for the reconstruction of German industry.

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1960

Orders from the German automotive industry - mainly Opel Bochum
Resumption of the czech representation of TOS, Škoda, Mas and Warnsdorf. It was the highlight for Stenzel due to the "economic miracle" in Germany lasting until 1968.

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1967

Diversification with tooling specialities, catalog parts for tool and mold makers accounted for approx. 50% turnover until 1990.

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1970

Loss of the representation Cincinnati, -40% drop in turn over.

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1971

Michael Stenzel received a masters degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors Degree in Machine Tool Engineering (University of Cincinnati / USA ) and joined the family business.

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1976

Focus on Japan for new machine tool manufactoring - exclusive representation Mori Seiki.

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Exclusive representation Matsuura.

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1982

Loss of Mori Seiki representaion - exclusive representation Nakamura.

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1987

Exclusive representation of Brother - Invention of synchronised threading.

1988

Stenzel Automation was founded - a group for planning and assembly of robotsystems.

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1991

The Stenzel Normalien GmbH was founded - production of catalogue parts for molds -today trading under ABA Normalien in Ilmenau with 50 employees.

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1993

Absolute crisis year - turnover and margin decline of 80 % - Employees approx. 200 - 90 in machine tools - asset stripping of the company group by banks - out of that, 22 new companys emerged from which 5 are still operating successfully today.

Stenzel Verwaltungs GmbH was founded - German representation for Nakamura CNC lathes.

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1994

Exclusive representation of YCM (Yeong Chin).

1998

The Nakamura representation was handed over to the Hommel Group.

2002

The representation of YCM was handed over to the company W&R.

2003

Return to trading in used machinery which was the original business of the company when founded in the year 1913.

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2006

Setup of the webportal for used machinery www.cnc-stenzel.de
Joseph Stenzel received his diploma in Industrial Engineering and Business Administration with focus on mechanical engineering (TU Darmstadt)and joined the family business.

2010

Joseph Stenzel became CEO. The company was renamed "Stenzel GmbH" and moved to Hellmundstr.37, 65183 Wiesbaden.

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2013

100th anniversary of company Stenzel 1913-2013