History

Franz Morat Jr

Franz Morat jun.

Company founder Franz Morat, Jr. quickly recognized the opportunities presented by new plastics technologies. With a strong sense of practicality, the courage to take risks, and an eagerness to listen to his employees’ concerns, he laid the cornerstone for the success now enjoyed by F. Morat.

Oskar Haberstroh sen.

At the time of incorporation, Oskar Haberstroh Sr. had already been a production engineer for 12 years, after which he spent 18 years as Managing Director for his grandfather’s company, Johann Morat & Söhne GmbH. In 1963, he and his cousin Franz Morat Jr. started the plastics injection molding company F. Morat & Co. GmbH. Oskar Haberstroh Sr. took over as Managing Director, a position he held until 1980, when he handed over his shares and position to his son Oskar Haberstroh Jr.

Oskar Haberstroh
Milestones

Our company’s history

1912

Founding of Franz Morat GmbH, now Framo Morat GmbH & Co. KG, by Franz Morat senior.

1963

Start of plastics processing at F. Morat & Co. GmbH, founded in 1944.
Oskar Haberstroh senior takes over Management.

1970

First fully electronically controlled
injection moulding machine.

1971 / 72

Construction of a 1,500 m² production hall.

1977

Retirement of Franz Morat junior. His daughter Gisela Brake-Morat becomes a partner.

1980

Retirement of Oskar Haberstroh senior. Oskar Haberstroh junior takes over his shares and becomes Managing Director.

1983

Processing of (PEEK™) starts.

1984

Introduction of statistical
process control.

1986

Franz Morat junior dies.

1988

Introduction of special software for calculating and optimising gear toothing.

1989

Production of complete
assemblies and gears.

1990

Oskar Haberstroh senior dies.

1995

Development of gearboxes, including assembly and final inspection.

1999

F. Morat’s product range is expanded to include design, optimization, and production of plastic gears up to a modulus of 4.

2000

Start of large-scale production of gearbox housings for the automotive industry.

2004

Annual production exceeds
100,000,000 parts.

2006

Expansion of production area to 5,000 m².

2007

Complete transfer of shares to the Morat family.

2008

Mr Gökhan Balkis takes over
as Managing Director.

2011

Franz Robert Morat and Dr. Daniel Morat become sole shareholders of both affiliated companies when Gisela Brake-Morat retires.

2012 / 2013

Founding of the Franz Morat Group, consisting of the sister companies F. Morat and Framo Morat.

2013

50Jahre

2014

Framo Morat, Inc. is started in Albuquerque, NM USA.
F. Morat moves into new production site in Pfaffenweiler with a usable space of 800 m².

2015

Founding of Framo Morat Türkiye, Ltd. in Istanbul.
Framo Morat and F. Morat establish a new production site in Poland.
Foundation of F. Morat Sistemas in Lerma, México