ifw – a company with history

Discover the sensational success story of ifw: from its establishment in 1969 to one of the industry's leading drivers of innovation worldwide, with a main goal of always setting new standards. All made possible by the optimum interaction between motivated employees and company management, and the trust of our customers.

  • 1969
    Company founded by Manfred Otte
  • 1971
    Apprentice training begins
  • 1972
    Construction of Pyhrnstrasse plant (mould tec) completed
  • 1973
    First patent application
  • 1979
    Acquisition and renovation of the Am Windfeld site (now kunststofftechnik) and ifw apprentice workshop opens
  • 1989 - 1993
    Expansion of ifw mould tec
  • 1994
    Technical centre opens
  • 1998 - 2004
    Expansion of ifw kunststofftechnik
  • 2007
    Founding of the ifw group holding company, ifw Manfred Otte GmbH
  • 2008
    Expansion - technical centre and design engineering
  • 2011
    Series production starts for the automotive component industry

  • 2012
    Production of PPSU parts starts; series production of high-temperature materials
  • 2014
    Commissioning of a 3200-tonne injection moulding machine at ifw kunststofftechnik
  • 2015
    Expansion of the machinery park at ifw kunststofftechnik
  • 2016
    Expansion of the machinery park and introduction of the MES system at ifw mould tec
  • 2017
    Acquisition of the Industriepark St. Pankraz
  • 2018
    Commissioning of the first automated production cell at mould tec
  • 2019
    ifw celebrates its 50th anniversary
  • 2021
    Expansion of the machinery park at ifw kunststofftechnik
  • 2022

    Expansion of the ‘SE product family’

  • 2023
    Modernisation of ifw apprentice workshop
  • 2024
    Installation of 750 kWp photovoltaics