1948 Foundation of the Maschinen und Werkzeugbau GmbH
1965 Mechanical rotary indexing table TM 150
1966 Invention of Friedrich Radial Point Riveting Technology and issue of patent (Patent No. 1 552 838)
1970 Production of the first assembly machine
1971 Development of the hydraulically-operated rotary indexing table TH 560
1974 Production of the first coil winder for electric coils
1975 Development of the first electrically-operated press ETP 6 worldwide (Patent No. 27 37 231)
1978 Production of forced-air cooled hydraulic units
1980 Delivery of the 2,000th riveting machine
1983 Start of the roll-forming technology
1984 Presentation of the first CNC riveting machine worldwide
1986 Development of Friedrich's 'Nietcontrol' control unit
1987 Development of the integrated measurement system (Patent No. 37 15 905)
1987 Plant extension – Engineering and Commercial
1989 The second generation of Friedrich takes command
1991 Extension of the assembly shop
1995 Delivery of the 250th CNC riveting machine
2000 Introduction of the QM system to DIN ISO 9001
2001 Start of the bushing technology
2002 Development work in cooperation with Fraunhofer Institut the subject of rivet clinching
2005 evelopment of the first CNC power assisted bushing machine
2006 A new assembly shop is built
2006 Invention of safety riveting machine and issue of patent (Patent No: 10 2005 047 191)
2007 The biggest CNC riveting machine with a 2000 mm rotary indexing table and a traversing range of 500x1200mm is built
2008 Development of the first 5-axis CNC riveting machine
2009 Presentation of a hand-held riveting machine
2010 The 750th CNC riveting machine is delivered
2011 Introduction of the CNC riveting machine with handling robot as standard equipment
2014 Delivery of the first servo-roll-forming machine
2015 Introducing of first servo-riveting-machine with extreme large stroke
2017 The third generation of Friedrich takes command
2019 New Corporate Design