HEINZMANN acquires Austrian company IFT GmbH

March 2022

HEINZMANN Holding is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Austrian company IFT GmbH with effect from the January 1, 2022. From this date forth, IFT has become a part of the HEINZMANN Group.

IFT GmbH was founded in 2011 by a group of experts, active in the field of engines and filter technology. In the meantime, IFT has become a globally active company which concerns itself with the development and production of high-quality and innovative oil mist separators and blow-by filters for combustion engines and plant equipment in various application fields: stationary and mobile power generation, marine propulsion and traction engines, off-highway  machinery and offshore installations. IFT remains an Austrian company and continues to operate from its office and production site in Tyrol, Austria and currently employs six people.

IFT adds value for HEINZMANN's customers

IFT’s field of activity ranges from the development, production and distribution of high-performance oil mist separators to other products such as a pressure limiter module. The basis for this is provided by various proprietary patents. Due to IFT’s unique technology, no filter replacements are required until an engine is overhauled. Comprehensive test bench and long-term field experience has fully confirmed the performance capacity and the reliability of the IFT blow-by filter. IFT stands for quality and sustainability. Customers will benefit from the increased efficiency of their engines by reducing oil consumption and maintenance as well as system costs. Furthermore, IFT products contribute to complying with current and future regulatory requirements.

HEINZMANN expands engine management accessory product range

HEINZMANN has more than 125 years of experience in speed governing of industrial combustion engines. The company offers a wide range of engine management systems, components and accessories these now being completed by innovative oil mist separators and blow-by filters of IFT.

Markus Gromer, CEO of the HEINZMANN Group, says: “Due to the increasing tightening of emission regulations and focused efforts towards increased efficiency, these innovative technologies will be in greater demand worldwide in the future. The products of IFT places great value on maximum environmental protection and resource conservation.”

HEINZMANN will in future be particularly involved in the area of product marketing and will support IFT GmbH in exploiting its potential to the full.

Company Profile IFT GmbH

IFT GmbH is a globally active company engaged in the development, production and distribution of high-quality blow-by filters. The IFT blow-by filters or IFT oil mist separators are absolutely maintenance-free and theoretically unlimited in their service life.

The proprietary technology is based on a novel process principle which causes coalescent particle separation by means of Brownian particle motion. By combining a number of patented features, the residual oil concentration after the oil mist separator can thus be reduced to well below 0.1 mg/m³, while at the same time providing unlimited filter service life and the lowest possible constant pressure behaviour. By combining a number of patented features, the residual oil concentration after the oil mist separator can thus be reduced to well below 0.1 mg/m³. At the same time unlimited filter service life and lowest possible constant pressure behaviour is provided. This means that permanent readjustment to stabilize the crankcase pressure becomes obsolete.

The company sees itself as a technology leader in the field of crankcase ventilation systems and oil mist separators, and is constantly engaged in establishing this improved state of the art.

IFT offers integrative total solutions, for example filter concepts with integrated, membrane-free pressure limiter, thermal internal insulation and support fan-based crankcase ventilation systems for large engines.

IFT stands for quality and sustainability, is certified according to ISO 9001 and attaches great importance to maximum environmental protection and resource conservation.

Many well-known engine manufacturers and plant operators now rely on the reliable and cost-saving products of IFT GmbH.

www.ift-gmbh.com

Address: IFT GmbH | Gewerbestraße 9 | 6271 Uderns, Austria

Contact details: E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Phone +43 5288 62258 – 0

Company building IFT, Udens, Austria

Company building IFT, Uderns, Austria

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IFT oil mist separator on Jenbacher engine series 3

 

 

IFT oil mist separator on Jenbacher engine series 3

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IFT oil mist separator of the 500kW - 1000 KW power class

IFT oil mist separator of the 500kW - 1000 KW power class

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IFT oil mist separator of the power class 2000 kW - 3400 KW

IFT oil mist separator of the power class 2000 kW - 3400 KW

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IFT oil mist separator for MWM TCG 2016 and TCG 2020

IFT oil mist separator for MWM TCG 2016 and TCG 2020

(Source: IFT GmbH, Uderns, Austria)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFT system for oil mist separation of hydropower turbines

IFT system for oil mist separation of hydropower turbines

(Source: IFT GmbH, Uderns, Austria)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senior manager of HEINZMANN celebrates 90th birthday

  

Press Release (July, 2021)

Anton Gromer: Senior manager of HEINZMANN celebrates 90th birthday.

On July 11, 2021, Anton Gromer will celebrate his 90th birthday.The former head of the HEINZMANN Group, based in Schönau in the Black Forest, is one of the most influential entrepreneurs in Baden-Württemberg. The family business, now run by his son Markus Gromer, was founded in 1897 in Radebeul near Dresden and is now one of the world's leading system suppliers for engine management, electric drives and control technology, with production sites in Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as an extensive international dealer network.

Anton Gromer started working for the company in 1959, which at the time had around 30 employees. In 1967, he joined the management after the death of Fritz Heinzmann. In 1987 Anton Gromer took over the HEINZMANN company and expanded the portfolio in the area of engine and turbine management. Under his leadership, the company moved from Albershausen near Göppingen to his home town of Schönau in 1992 . Since then, all production areas have been concentrated in the new plant in the Black Forest community. In 1999, his son Markus Gromer joined the company management. Today, he successfully continues the family business in the fourth generation and drives the international expansion of the company. Today, the HEINZMANN Group has 400 employees worldwide, 280 of whom work at the Schönau site.

"Anton Gromer has played a key role in shaping the rise of the HEINZMANN Group from a specialist in control technology to a leading global system provider for engine management and electric drives. His great strength has always been to foster the innovative power and commitment of each and every employee, thus constantly developing new, forward-looking solutions for our customers all over the world. We benefit every day from his inventive spirit and his tireless drive to become even better," explains Markus Gromer, CEO of HEINZMANN. "My father laid the foundation for the fact that today we can make an important contribution to a better climate with our innovations. This is because our technology reduces the consumption and pollutant emissions of engines, and our powerful electric drives run completely emission-free. We are also aiming to manufacture our products in a CO2-neutral way in the medium term. To this day, my father has stood by us as an advisor and source of ideas - on behalf of all our employees, I offer my heartfelt congratulations!"

As a family businessman, Anton Gromer is appreciated far beyond the borders of the Black Forest. In November 2008, Mayor Bernhard Seger awarded him the town's Citizen's Medal for his commitment to Schönau as a business location and his social responsibility and commitment to training and employment, as well as the entrepreneur's dedication to the town. In July 2013, Anton Gromer was made an honorary citizen of the town of Schönau. Anton Gromer had left deep traces in the economic and cultural life of the town as an entrepreneur as well as a promoter of art, sports and science, explained Mayor Peter Schelshorn in his laudation. The honorary citizen certificate states, "With energy, creativity, risk-taking and foresight, he has built up a modern industrial company to this day, creating valuable jobs in the process." In November 2019, Minister of Economic Affairs Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut awarded the HEINZMANN Group the Economic Medal of the State of Baden-Württemberg for outstanding entrepreneurial achievements and in gratitude for special services.

About the HEINZMANN Group – Thinking in Drive and Control

HEINZMANN is a globally active, family-owned company founded in 1897 and headquartered in Schönau in the Black Forest. Today, HEINZMANN is one of the leading suppliers of components and systems in the field of Engine Management for industrial combustion engines, generators and turbines. In the division Electric Drives, HEINZMANN demonstrates at the same time innovative strength and development expertise in engine technologies of the future. The company has also established itself as a reliable partner and system provider for electric drive systems. The synergetic interaction with more than 40 globally active subsidiaries and sales companies characterizes the spirit within the HEINZMANN group of companies and makes us a reliable partner.

Portrait Anton Gromer

Portrait Anton Gromer

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Anton and Markus Gromer in conversation

Anton and Markus Gromer in conversation

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