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

Company relocated to Glanegg/Carinthia

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Start with the Production of Presentationsystems

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

HIRSCH Servo AG floated

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.

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.

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.

Eastward expansion continued

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

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.

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

Sale of Presentation Systems division

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

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 

Plant extensions went into operation on schedule

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

Marketing Company GGB Global Green Built GmbH founded 

to promote "green" construction

Global Green Pallets GmbH

to merchandise our Polystyrol Pallet

Further expansion in Slovakia

to cover the increasing demand in future

Production of modular boards for underfloor heating in Lodz/Poland

New plant in Oradea/Romania

for the production of EPS transportation packaging

40 Years HIRSCH
1972 - 2012

10 Years HIRSCH in Poland

2003 - 2013

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).

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

30 Years HIRSCH Machinery Engineering

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)  

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

HIRSCH acquires three insulation manufacturing plants in Germany by April
from the French Saint-Gobain Group

On May, HIRSCH takes over 66% of the German Synbra subsidiary IsoBouw GmbH 
with four insulation manufacturing plants 

HIRSCH establishes a competence center for Molded Pulp in Glanegg

HIRSCH expands and the newly founded HIRSCH France SAS, a majority-owned subsidiary of HIRSCH Porozell GmbH, acquires six EPS insulation production facilities in France (Placoplatre) and takes over 49.9% of the French Isossol SAS with two additional plants. This makes the HIRSCH Servo Group the European market leader in EPS processing.
In November 2020 HIRSCH closes the "gap" in the European production network with the acquisition of Novopol a. s. and two plants in the Czech Republic. Also € 12 million will be invested in the development of the Group.

HIRSCH acquires the Czech EPS packaging specialist Morapal S.r.o. with two production sites.

The HIRSCH Servo Group

The HIRSCH Servo Group, with headquarters in Austria and 29 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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