Today, the strength of MAURER is largely founded on the long tradition of the company. Its history started back in 1876 with Friedrich Maurer in Munich – whose business expanded quickly in this early stage of the most rapid period of industrialization in Germany. At the outset, his craft manufacture focused on the forming of sheet metal, but by the late 19th century, it had transformed into a full-grown metal factory. In 1925, MAURER moved to the North of Munich – where it still remains today. At the time, MAURER had already attracted attention with the first steel and bridge constructions.
When Johannes Beutler acquired the company in the 1930s, it became well known for the construction of airport hangars and gates. By the end of the Second World War, a major part of the manufacturing plants had been destroyed or dismantled. However, in the 1960s, the company restored its former strength: it’s specialization in bridge construction proved to be the right path for further growth. In 1993, MAURER started to develop and manufacture roller coasters. The next coup followed three years later: after intense research work, MAURER established the business unit Seismic Devices. After factories were founded in Turkey and China in 1999, additional branches in Russia, France and China were set up until 2004.