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1968 - 1979
1968 Building of the first brake tester (Car Brake Tester with hydraulic measurement system)
Today's test stand generation: PC-controlled
1969 Founding of the company by Mr. Rauch and Mr. Schilling
Managing Directors today: Mr. Fuchs
1972 Building of the original company building
1979 Expansion of the product program of brake testers and performance Testers with scissor lifts
1980 - 1989
1982 “Gold medal” state prize for outstanding craftsmanship at “IHM Munich” for shock absorber tester for vehicles up to 7.5 t with consistently reproducible measurements
1986 Start of production of Two-post lifts
1987 “Gold medal” state prize for outstanding craftsmanship at “IHM Munich” for brake tester for cars with full-time four wheel drive
1989 Building of the current headquarters at its current location, since that time continuous expansion of production and administrative capacities
1990 - 1999
1994 Expansion of production, e.g. with the diesel emission tester, cylinder and 4-post lifts
Certification based on ISO 9001
1996 Foundation MAHA España
1997 Start of production of the USA emission roller performance tester in former original building
Foundation MAHA UK
1998 Takeover of Hetra International, manufacturer of heavy-duty mobile lifts
Foundation MAHA Ireland
1999 Laying of the cornerstone of MAHA USA in Pinckard, Alabama
Starting of production of 4/5 Gas Testers
2000 - 2009
2001 Takeover of Slift GmbH, manufacturer of Pit Jacks, Inground lifts
Ceremonial opening of the MAHA US-factory in Pinckard, Alabama
2003 MAHA takes over all previous dealers and founds its own branch office in France
Foundation MAHA Polska
At the Haldenwang factory, the 30,000th brake tester since 1968 is built
2004 Founding of AutomoTec GmbH, joint factory customer service for MAHA, SLIFT, Hetra and MAHA-AIP
Takeover MAHA Russia
2005 Founding of MAHA office in Japan, new location of MAHA USA branch office in South Carolina
Spanischer Innovationspreis auf der „Motortec 2005“ in Madrid für Profiltiefenmesser TM 1000
2006 Foundation MAHA China
2007 Largest order in company history: MAHA to supply all test centers of TÜV TÜRK with 490 test lanes in Turkey
Enlargement of production facilities at Haldenwang headquarters - MAHA AIP
Environmental management system ISO 14001
Production of 50,000th brake tester
2008 Industriepreis industry award for roller brake tester MBT 2100
2009 Federal price for innovative products for suspension tester MSD 3000
Outstanding performance in DLG’s “torque measurement accuracy 09/09“ test for the ZW 500
Patent application for vehicle lift Twin F III 3.0
Accrediting laboratory under ISO/IEC 17025:2005
Foundation MAHA South Africa
2010 -
2010 Foundation MAHA Chile
Takeover MAHA Australia
Foundation MAHA India
Foundation MAHA Branch Office Shanghai
2011 Foundation MAHA Serbia SCG
Foundation MAHA New Zealand
60.000 th Roller Brake Tester
10.000 th Scissors Lift
MAHA Group becomes foundation
Family Rauch-Foundation
Family Foundation Family Rauch
Bronze “INNOVATION AWARD” for Opacimeter II MET 6.2 at “Automechanika South Africa”
2012 Mod. test concept FFI Fair Vehicle Inspection is born
Foundation MAHA New Zealand
Energy Management and Energy Efficiency ISO 50001
Energy efficiency label for Workshop Outfitting Products
2013 Expansion of the product range by innovative tread depth measurement system
2014 Foundation MAHA Vietnam
Foundation MAHA Canada
“Automechanika Innovation Award” for driving test bench MFP 3000 in category Repair & Maintenance
“Golden Key” for MTD 2000 at “Interauto 2014” in Moscow
Gold medal for digital headlight tester MLT 3000 at “TTM” in Poland
Founding Global Workshop Alliance
Expansion of test track network in Oman, with 83 new test lanes, two test containers for 25 test stations
2015 Named “best brand” in the category “lift systems and mobile column lifts” by trade magazine “Werkstatt aktuell” in utility vehicle service segment
2016 Foundation MAHA Hong Kong
Gold medal for MAHA car test lane Eurosystem 7.50 at TTM in Poznan
MLT 3000 headlight tester one of “BEST OF” products at Industriepreis 2016
MLT 3000 is one of the “BEST OF” products of the INDUSTRIEPREIS 2016 in the “Optical Technologies” category
MAHA is the first provider to receive official manufacturer approval from Daimler AG for the MLT 1000 MB (analogue headlight tester)
Launch of the new MAPOWER II family of two-post lifts with an electromechanical or electrohydraulic drive
The largest investment in the company’s history: “Europe’s most modern powder-coating plant” is opened at the Haldenwang site
The biggest contract in the company’s history, worth EUR 31 million, is signed in Kuala Lumpur
MAHA is crowned the “Best PROFI-Werkstatt Brand of 2016” in the “Lifting systems” category (PROFI-Werkstatt readers’ choice)
Incorporation of MAHA Middle East
Winfried Rauch, the company founder, dies at the age of 74
The biggest AUDI Centre in the world is opened in Dubai with MAHA workshop equipment
MAHA is crowned “World Market Leader 2016” in the Mechanical and Plant Engineering category for the “Workshop and Vehicle Testing Equipment” industry as part of the “World Market Leader Index”
2017 MAHA Australia takes over long-standing partner Airdraulics
The MAPOWER II family of lifts wins the “iF DESIGN AWARD 2017”
MAHA is awarded OHRIS certificates for its exemplary handling of the topics of health and safety and plant security
MAHA parts company with its MAHA-AIP subsidiary
INDUSTRIEPREIS 2017 for the Internet-capable MAPOWER II family of two-post lifts
By way of an asset deal MAHA takes over the core competencies from Gudat Consulting and integrates newly founded Gudat Solutions GmbH into the company group
Named “best brand 2017” in the category “lift systems and mobile column lifts” by trade magazine “Werkstatt aktuell”
2018 MAHA rated as outstanding once more as “world market leader 2018” in the “Workshop and vehicle inspection equipment” sector
MAHA establishes the MAHA SERVICE CENTER
INDUSTRY PRIZE 2018: MAHA subsidiary Gudat Solutions wins award for innovative workshop software “Digital Car Dealership”
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