AboutSTOBER Drives, Inc. (USA)
1934 – the beginning of STOBER
In 1934, Paul (*1908, †1983) and Wilhelm Stöber (*1904, †1992) founded a mechanical workshop. Driven by the will to implement their own ideas and to optimize things that they did not consider perfect. This spirit characterizes the company to this day.
1943 – STOBER adjustment drive
In 1943, STOBER brought the self-developed STOBER adjustment drive onto the market and thereby revolutionized manufacturing companies.
The second generation
In 1982, management of the company passed to the second generation, with Siegfried Thiel (*1936, †1990), Ursula Thiel (*1937, †1997) and Bernd Stöber (*1944).
As technical managing director, Bernd Stöber recognized early on the growing importance of electric speed adjustment for drive technology. STOBER sold frequency converters, servo controllers and the corresponding software for the first time. The matching geared motor system MGS impressed with its modularity and unsurpassed quality.
1991 – STOBER USA
The founding of a subsidiary with assembly in Maysville, Kentucky in 1991 was the big step for STOBER in the direction of a global company.
Further product developments
In 1993, STOBER was the first supplier in the world to directly marry high-precision planetary gears with dynamic servomotors.
The third generation
Since 2003, the company has been managed in the third generation by Patrick Stöber and Andreas Thiel.
With constant further developments and additions to the range of products and services, STOBER has developed into a successful system provider and experienced partner with tailor-made drive and automation solutions from a single source. The increasing demand and growing importance of drive technology in many markets has been followed over the years by investments in new production capacities, modernization of buildings and production facilities as well as in STOBER's global network.
2019 – STOBER China
With a view to the future, STOBER is facing up to the challenges of digitization and investing in holistic solutions and a strong global production, sales and service presence. At the end of 2019, STOBER founded a ninth subsidiary, STOBER Drives Systems Technology in Taicang, China.