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Highlights of History

  • 1906 Foundation by Curt Matthaei in Offenbach, wire hooks production of
  •  1926 production of Stauffer bushes and oiler
  • 1928 hooks for the Coal Mining
  • 1935 grease nipples and grease production of
  • 1938 First patents
  • 1954 heavy-wire hook
  • 1963 heavy-duty four-point wire hook
  • 1969 establishment in Herten
  • 1975 Cold Forged Heavy-panel connector; first automatic grease production of plant
  • 1988 New building in Mühlheim
  • 1993 Fully automatic grease production of plant
  • 1994 Cold Forged plate connector for agriculture
  • 1998 production of light wire hook, Lube-shuttle grease system
  • 1999 New pneumatic pump program
  • 2001 High Strength Hammer connectors
  • 2002 fluid management system FLUICON
  • 2004 Own Belt Cleaner Program

MATO subsidiaries and investements:

Great Britain 1985
Spain 1988
South Africa 1989
France 1989
Australia 1990
USA 1995
Singapore 2004
Ukraine 2005
Russia 2005
China 2006