Josef Ilmer, the son of a Val Venosta blacksmith founded the Ilmer Josef one-man business in Ciardes and spent his time producing wheelbarrows, concrete mixers and general metalwork.
After intense development work the first motor-driven mulching machine was delivered.
In addition to mobile mulchers, mulching machines suitable for operation on tractors were manufactured and sold. In later years the first employees were engaged and production was expanded.
Major,new product ranges of fork-lift trucks and rear-loaders were introduced onto the market. The success story continued with the sale of Holder brand orchard tractors as a second mainstay under the company name of Ilmer & Götsch OHG.
The range of products was expanded once more with the introduction of hydraulic wood-splitters.
Founding of the firm of Ilmer Josef & Söhne
In this year the one thousandth mulching machine was produced and sold.
More than 30 years later the last mobile mulchers with 2-cylinder diesel motors were produced before production ceased.
The two sons took over the business and changed the company name to Ilmer Walter und Oswald OHG.
The paint shop and production were expanded and modernised.
Foundation of the Ilmer Maschinenbau GmbH Company. The manufacture of mulching machines, fork-lift trucks and rear-loaders continued and these products were distributed over a growing network of retailers.
In addition to the agricultural machinery the scaffolding product group was becoming increasingly important.
The 1001st fork-lift truck was delivered.
The 3000th mulching machine was delivered.
The warehouse was expanded by 450 m² and production was modernised.
Nowadays there are more than 15 employees and the export share is increasing by more than 35% of annual turnover.