The History of SENNEBOGEN

1952

Erich Sennebogen, at the age of 21, sets up his own business in Pilling, near Straubing to manufacture agricultural machinery

1959

Rapid growth of the company forces him to expand. The new plant is built in Straubing

1962

Besides the traditional rope-operated mechanical excavators, the first hydraulic excavators are developed (SH40, SH50, SH60)

1969

The world’s first fully hydraulic rope excavator is developed by SENNEBOGEN

1970

A new generation of hydraulic excavators is developed and is successfully launched on the market (S451, S467, S517, S755, S1164)

1980

SENNEBOGEN develops the hydraulically adjustable articulated boom. This innovation changes the hydraulic excavator world and has become the standard worldwide

1980

SENNEBOGEN designs the EVS three-circuit hydraulic system, thereby setting new standards of speed and efficiency

1989

The next step of corporate expansion policy is the decision to build another plant in Wackersdorf. A state-of-the-art production facility for wheeled excavators is set up.

1991

Official opening and start of production in Wackersdorf

1992

A family of heavy-duty rope excavators (635, 645, 660) of up to 60 tonnes capacity is presented at Bauma 1992

1996

Set up of own structural steel works in Hungary

1996

At the Wackersdorf plant, the production area is expanded by 66%.

1998

Presentation of a new dimension in the 200-tonne class: The 6180 HD Starlifter is a great success both as a purpose-built carrier machine and as a crawler crane

2000

SENNEBOGEN GmbH establishes its first corporate office of SENNEBOGEN LLC in Charlotte, North Carolina

2001

Introduction of a new generation of HD rope excavators and crawler cranes at Bauma in Munich

2001

SENNEBOGEN delivers first ever 870 M machine to Tube City – Gary Works, Indiana

2001

Erich Sennebogen, Sr., the Company founder and owner, celebrates his 70th birthday

2002

SENNEBOGEN celebrates 50 years of manufacturing innovation and excellence

2003

835 C Series is introduced to the North American marketplace at the ISRI Show in Orlando, Florida

2004

850 M C Series makes its worldwide debut at the ISRI Show in Las Vegas – April 2004

2004

John Zubick Limited acquired the world’s first 125,000 lb. SENNEBOGEN 850 M after its debut at ISRI 2004 to capitalize on its high lift capacity and long reach

2004

Speed is key as the 825 M works throughout the 6-acre site, unloading trucks in less than 10 minutes picking logs from stacks for rail shipment

2005

SENNEBOGEN delivers the first 835 special machine to North America

2005

SENNEBOGEN introduces the world’s first 840 M at the 2005 ISRI Show in New Orleans

2006

821 M equipped with John Deere engine makes its North American debut at the 2006 ISRI Show in Las Vegas

2006

The 305 Multihandler is showcased for the first time at the 2006 ISRI Show and 2006 Waste Expo

2008

Construction of the additional Plant 2 in the Straubinger Hafen Industrial Park with a total area of 1,345,490 sq. ft. (125,000 m²).

2009

SENNEBOGEN opens doors to new “purpose-built” 54,000 sq. ft. (5017 m²) American headquarters with complete parts and Training Center in Stanley, NC establishing a world-class facility to support users of material handling equipment in North America.

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 2009

 SENNEBOGEN Pte. Ltd. opens in Singapore.

 2010

Presented at Bauma and launch of the new 7700 crawler crane in the new 300 ton class – with a simple and cost-saving transport concept.

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2011

On March 21, 2011, our Company founder Erich Sennebogen, Sr. passed away at the age of 79, having guided the Company safely for almost six decades.

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2012

SENNEBOGEN celebrates its 60th anniversary! The logo stands for 60 successful years: the individual “rocks” represent the sales and service partners of the company, the “diamonds” represent the four production sites and subsidiaries.

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2013

At Bauma 2013, SENNEBOGEN exhibited on 22,820 sq. ft. (2120 m²) bigger than ever and formed again the “green heart” of Bauma.  

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2013

SENNEBOGEN LLC expands warehouse facility by 45,000 sq. ft. (4180 m²). At more than 100,000 sq. ft. (9300 m²), the North American facility combines administrative and sales offices with a Training Center and a parts warehouse.

SENNEBOGEN North America Facility

2014

With the opening of the SENNEBOGEN Academy, the family company sets another milestone in the company history. In its facilities, the SENNEBOGEN Academy GmbH & Co. KG houses a modern machine Training Center, including demonstration site, next to the large training and conference rooms.

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2014

When SENNEBOGEN LLC opened its new headquarters in Stanley, NC, in 2009.

  The facility was equipped with one of America’s premier OEM Training Centers for heavy equipment. The Training Center was an integral part of the original design for the new head office and warehouse and recently expanded to 100,000 sq. ft. under one roof.

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2014

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The Eric Sennebogen Museum reflects values of its namesake: “No such thing as it cannot be done!” has been the SENNEBOGEN corporate philosophy right from its beginning over 60 years ago.

In addition to the historical and cultural goals of the Erich Sennebogen Museum, the 7,000 sq. ft. (700 m²) facility is also designed to host corporate events and conferences for up to 350 people.

2015

Expansion Plant 3 in Wackersdorf – Construction of a new 43,056 sq. ft. (4000 m2) manufacturing facility.

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