Dorrin K Mace, Horologost

Dorrin K Mace, Horologost
The Clock Man in a pensive moment

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Hermle Clock Company

Nearly one hundred years ago, Franz Hermle began manufacturing and selling mechanical clocks. In 1922, Franz Hermle founded the Franz Hermle Clock Company in Gosheim/Wuerttemberg, Germany. Within ten years the company became known as one of the most modern and efficient manufacturers of clock movements in the clock industry. Franz Hermle and his sons' dedication weathered the effects of WWII and made Franz Hermle and Sohn, prosper while other companies capitulated.
The founder, Franz Hermle, died in 1953 and left a modern and prosperous operation to his sons Gebhard, Alfred, Hans and Heinrich Hermle. They have continued to build the company into a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of clocks, and mechanical clock movements.
Now in its third generation, Franz Hermle and Sohn employs over 500 people in 4 locations in Germany and an additional manufacturing facility, Hermle Black Forest Clocks, in Amherst, Virginia, USA. Hermle exports clocks and clock movements to more than 100 countries worldwide and are dedicated to leading the industry in computerized and automated precision manufactured clock parts and mechanical and quartz movements.
In 1999 Hermle purchased Urgos, a well established supplier of mechanical clock movements. Hermle today manufactures and sells Urgos branded and stamped movements.
Today Hermle employs over 500 people worldwide.
The Hermle company entered the US market in 1977 with the formation of Hermle Black Forest Clocks. From 2002 the company began selling US assembled Hermle brand clocks via the retail trade.
In 2011 Hermle Black Forest Clocks company was renamed Hermle North America.

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