• 1835

    The firm of Franz Laubek is founded which makes stationary steam engines and drive components for the growing industrialisation of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

    österreichisch-ungarischen Monarchie
  • 1897

    Production shifts to the manufacture of textile machinery (passementerie machines for fringes, borders and cords) under Franz Starlinger.

  • 1910

    The company moves its facilities to Mollardgasse 85a in Vienna’s 6th district.

  • 1920

    Production switches to the manufacture of specialised winding machines for the weaving industry.

  • 1959

    Franz Xaver Starlinger-Huemer takes over management of the business from his great-uncle, Franz Starlinger, becoming the new joint proprietor and managing director, while his wife, Erna Starlinger-Huemer, becomes commercial manager.

    Franz Xaver Starlinger-Huemer
  • 1970

    The plastics machinery manufacturing division is founded by Lenzing AG. Forerunner of SML-GmbH.

    Vorläufer der SML-GmbH
  • 1973

    VEB Plastmaschinenwerk is founded in Schwerin.

    Plastmaschinenwerk Schwerin
  • 1987

    Development of the globally successful HDN-4 circular loom.

    HDN-4 Rundwebmaschine
  • 1991

    Tisza Textil Kft is founded as a 50:50 joint venture with TVK (Tiszai Vegyi Kombinat AG) in Tiszaujvaros, Hungary, for the manufacture of plastic-based packaging products.

  • 1992

    Purchase of the VEB Plastmaschinenwerk Schwerin, which is renamed Maplan Maschinenfabrik und Anlagen für Kunststofftechnik Schwerin GmbH in 1996.

    Maplan Maschinenfabrik und Anlagen für Kunststofftechnik Schwerin GmbH
  • 1993

    Franz Starlinger-Huemer GmbH is founded.

    Franz Starlinger-Huemer GmbH
  • 1995

    Purchase of the plastics machinery manufacturing division from Lenzing AG, which is renamed SML Maschinenbaugesellschaft mbH.

  • 2002

    Purchase of Georg Sahm GmbH & Co KG. Following the death of Franz X. Starlinger-Huemer, Angelika Huemer becomes joint CEO of Starlinger & Co.

  • 2003

    100% takeover of Tisza Textil Kft. by FSH GmbH.

    Tisza Textil Kft
  • 2008

    Franz Starlinger-Huemer GmbH is set up as an industrial holding company for the FSH-Starlinger Group.

    FSH Holding
  • 2009

    Expansion of the production capacity for block parts manufacture at Maplan Schwerin. A new production hall is completed and two CNC-machining centres for the processing of machine components up to 120 tons are installed.

  • 2011

    Reorganisation of the FSH/Starlinger Group of Companies within the family and creation of Franz S. Huemer GmbH as a holding of the FSH Group with the divisions FSH Plastics, FSH Packaging, FSH Metals and FSH Shareholdings.

    FSH Holding