Carl Lorenz Hartmann founded a machine factory and iron foundry in Lößnitz. At that time, the foundry produced castings for agricultural machines and for the milling industry.


At the turn of the century, the company became the property of the Herrmann family. The factory was expanded and castings for sheet metal processing plants located in the ore mountains area were produced. These included tool casting, press stands and casting for general mechanical engineering. The castings were produced exclusively by hand moulding and achieved unit weights of up to 20 t.


At the end of the 20's the company went to the Gebrüder Götz brothers in Lauter. The company Götz produced sheet metal working machines in their machine factory in Lauter. The Lößnitz foundry was expanded and model construction was added. A total of 60 employees worked here. The cast iron from Lößnitz not only supplied the Götz machine factory in Lauter, but was also sold regionally and nationwide.


After the Second World War until the reunification of Germany, the Lößnitz foundry was a state-owned enterprise. The production range was retained. The Lößnitz foundry supplied all toolmaking operations in eastern Germany. The product range included handmade large castings for press manufacturers, cement plant builders, turning and milling machine manufacturers.


The Lößnitz foundry has been a private company again since 1992. After privatisation, the Lößnitz foundry's tradition-steeped path continues and extensive investments have been made. For example:

  • moulding plants
  • sand preparation
  • new melting plant
  • new fettling shop and blasting house
  • new model making