Gleason Cutting Tools delivers tools with quality "AAAA". This designation marks the delivery of internal quality above market standards.
Gleason takes over IMS Koepfer Cutting Tools and marks the founding of Gleason Cutting Tools GmbH.
Koepfer and IMS Gear Tools merge to create IMS Koepfer Cutting Tools. This creates a focus on carbide tools.
Foundation of IMS Gear Tools out of IMS Morat.
Foundation of Josef Koepfer in Furtwangen, Germany.
Foundation of Johann Morat & Söhne (IMS) in Eisenbach, Germany.