Johann Christian Peter Müller (1800 - 1880) from Gummersbach settles in Remscheid, Germany, as an independent blacksmith for hand-forged pliers.
Christian Müller becomes subject to trade tax, as he employs more than one assistant, namely “1 servant and 2 apprentices.”
|Two of Christian Müller's three sons – Carl August (1831 - 1905) and Carl Julius Müller (1836 - 1912) - join their father's company “Chr. Pet. Müller”.
On the death of their father, the two sons remain plier manufacturers but with separate businesses.
Carl Julius Müller establishes a plier factory at Lenneper Str. 1. The company of Carl Jul. Müller Werkzeugfabrik produces pliers for all purposes according to any sample or drawing.
An engraving business is affiliated with the plier factory.
Carl Jul. Müller & Co. is entered in the Commercial Register as a general partnership. One of Carl Julius Müller's sons – Carl Robert Müller (1877 - 1950) - joins the company as a partner, together with another shareholder.
Carl Julius Müller leaves the company.
Carl Robert Müller is now the sole proprietor of the company and the general partnership ceases to exist. The business is expanded by a trading company, which in addition to its own manufactured tools now also re-sells products of small-scale industry in Remscheid to the specialist trade.
The rapidly growing company moves into a larger factory building in Hohenhagener Straße.
Carl Robert Müller and his son Carl Julius Müller (1902 - 1986) found a general partnership.
The CIMCO brand is created.
The company is renamed CIMCO-Werkzeugfabrik Carl Julius Müller & Co.
The second son of Carl Robert Müller – Heinz Müller (1919 - 1944) - joins as a partner.
The business premises and a large part of the finished product warehouse in Eberhardstraße are destroyed in air raids. Next to the intact factory buildings in Hohenhagener Straße, provisional offices and a warehouse are established in sheds.
Construction of a new administration and warehouse building in Hohenhagener Straße.
Following the death of Carl Robert Müller, his daughter Gertrud Heuzeroth joins as a partner.
First appearance at the Basel trade fair in Switzerland, the main export market for the company.
The partner Gertrud Heuzeroth-Eisengrein leaves the company. The company is transformed into a “Kapitalgesellschaft” (corporation).
The company of CIMCO becomes a “GmbH & Co. KG” (limited partnership). The stepchildren of Carl Julius Müller – Emilie Brodesser (1922 -) and her brother Karl Emil Quirl (1925 - 2004) – join as partners, Karl Quirl also joins the management. In the same year, he becomes sole Managing Director.
|First appearance at the International Hardware Fair in Cologne. Carl Julius Müller leaves as partner. |
First appearance at the Hanover Fair.
The company is now called CIMCO-Werkzeugfabrik Carl Jul. Müller GmbH & Co. KG and celebrates its 150th company anniversary.
Karl Quirl's son Joachim Quirl (1961) joins the company.
Karl Quirl's other son – Harold Quirl (1960) – joins the company.
Karl Quirl leaves the company as Managing Director and becomes Chairman of the newly founded Advisory Board. His two sons take over management of the company.
Achim Ebbinghaus joins the management.
First appearance at “light+building” in Frankfurt am Main.
CIMCO-Werkzeugfabrik celebrates its 175th company anniversary.
Harold Quirl leaves as Managing Director.
The export business of CIMCO-Werkzeugfabrik is outsourced. The sister company CIMCO-International is founded with Detlef Wichmann (1954) as Managing Director.
The booth concept for the trade fair appearances is competely revised and CIMCO for the first time in its history, appears on 15.04.2012 with a double-decker booth at the “light + building” fair in Frankfurt am Main.
Purchase of the site in Karl-Kahlhöfer-Str. 4 with subsequent start of building of the new logistics centre in November.
|2014 || |
Our own show-case and store fixture is officially presented as CiLine brand.
Opening of the new logistics centre with press conference in October.
|2015 || |
Removal of stock to the new logistics centre in December.
|2017 || |
Foundation of our foreign company CIMCO-Nederland B.V.
|2019 || |
Foundation of our foreign company CIMCO AT GmbH
|2020 ||Foundation of our foreign company CIMCO-POLAND Sp. z o.o |