History

1972
HIRSCH Porozell GmbH started up in Landskron/Carinthia
EPS shape molded parts go into production.

1976
Company relocated to Glanegg/Carinthia

1985
Start of internationalization with HIRSCH Machinery

Having built and optimized machines for in-house EPS shape molded parts production, a separate division starts selling the machines to customers on every continent.

1989
HIRSCH Insulating Materials set up

The development of a patented process for manufacturing EPS system boards for underfloor heating enables HIRSCH to enter the insulating materials market.

1990
Plant rebuilt after fire

Following a devastating fire on September 5, 1990, production is resumed again quickly thanks to the untiring dedication of all the employees. The manufacturing facility is practically rebuilt from scratch.

1992
Thermozell Entwicklungs- und Vertriebs GmbH formed

The development of Thermozell, a high thermal insulating lightweight concrete made of cement, water and ground EPS packaging, opens up new opportunities for recycling EPS.

1994
Hungarian subsidiary KURT HIRSCH Kft. established

A production plant for shape molded parts is set up at Sárvár Technology Park and started operation in 1997.

1996
Start with the Production of Presentationsystems

A company  which specializes in high-quality promotional products, is integrated in the Group.

1997
HIRSCH Servo AG floated


1998
Expansion into the EPS block mold sector with HIRSCH Italia S.r.l.

Italian block mold manufacturer Berndorf Italia is taken over, increasing the market potential of HIRSCH Machinery and Plant Engineering.

1998
HIRSCH Wieser GmbH launched

Cooperation with cutting machine experts Martin and Franz Wieser complements HIRSCH Machinery and Plant Engineering's range turning the company into the leading technology supplier to the EPS-processing industry.

2000
HIRSCH Machinery and Plant Engineering Competence Center built

A new manufacturing facility with its own research and development department is built at HIRSCH Servo Group headquarters in Glanegg for the Machinery and Plant Engineering division.

Cutting machine production relocated
The production plant for cutting machines is moved from Wiener Neudorf to HIRSCH Italia in Albavilla.

2002
Eastward expansion continued

In April two additional production sites for shape molded parts open in
Hungary (in Nyíregyháza and Jászfényszaru). 

2003
Further expansion of market position in Eastern Europe

HIRSCH continued to pursue its expansion strategy for Eastern Europe by acquiring a shape molding plant for transport packaging in Poland during 
June 2003.

2004
The construction of a second shape molding plant in Poland (Lòdz)


2005
Sale of Presentation Systems division

Streamline of group structure as part of the reorientation process to increase value and earnings 

2006 
Further expansion in Eastern and Southeastern Europe

- Acquisition of Polyform s.r.o., a manufacturer of EPS insulating materials in Slovakia and of Schaumaplast Polyform s.r.o., a manufacturer of EPS packaging materials
- Start of production at new EPS insulation plant in Cluj/Romania 

2007
Plant extensions went into operation on schedule

- facilities in Wroclaw/Poland, Lodz/Poland and Glanegg/Austria 

2008
Marketing Company GGB Global Green Built GmbH founded 

to promote "green" construction

2009
Global Green Pallets GmbH

to merchandise our Polystyrol Pallet

2009
Further expansion in Slovakia

to cover the increasing demand in future

2010
Production of modular boards for underfloor heating in Lodz/Poland

2011
New plant in Oradea/Romania

for the production of EPS transportation packaging

2012
40 Years HIRSCH
1972 - 2012

2013
10 Years HIRSCH in Poland

2003 - 2013

2014
Herz Beteiligungs Ges.m.b.H. new majority shareholder 
In total 85 % of the HIRSCH Servo shares are controlled by Herz Beteiligungs Ges.m.b.H. (directly or indirectly).

2015
Start of the production of tacker plates - insulating rolls
for floor heating in Cluj/Romania

30 Years HIRSCH Machinery Engineering


2016
10 Years HIRSCH in Romania
10 Years Polyform within the HIRSCH Group
20 Years HIRSCH in Hungary

HIRSCH Porozell S.r.l. buys three insulation manufacturing plants in Romania
(Bukarest, Sfantu Gheorghe, Timisoara)  

2017
Further expansion in Beregovo/Ukraine - HIRSCH Porozell TOV launched

Delisting of the HIRSCH Servo AG at the Vienna Stock Exchange

New mechanical engineering building in Glanegg/Austria put into operation

The HIRSCH Servo Group

The HIRSCH Servo Group, with headquarters in Austria and twelve other manufacturing facilities in Central, East and South-East Europe, is an international company with core competencies in using EPS (expandable polystyrene), a highly versatile material. 

Our products have wide-ranging applications including packaging, insulation, shaped-molded parts for industrial use and custom solutions. Top quality, reliability, perfect logistics and a high capacity for innovation are our hallmarks.

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