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NetterVibration: 70 Years of History

2023 - 70th Anniversary

NetterVibration celebrated its 70th anniversary with over 300 guests from home and abroad under the motto "Vibration with Tradition." Visitors were able to explore the company headquarters and get to know the products during the open house event. Throughout the anniversary year, the focus will be on innovation while maintaining long-standing traditional solutions, we will be demonstrating this at upcoming trade shows and events.

2022 - Opening of our new headquater in France

In April 2022 NetterVibration opened its own national subsidiary in France. The new company NetterVibration France SAS is based in Metz within the Grand Est region in the north-east of France. The location creates the best conditions for strengthening the important local customer proximity and reacting faster and more specifically to local needs.


2021 – New Branch in the United Kingdom

With the beginning of the year 2021, the new subsidiary in the United Kingdom was opened. NetterVibration UK Ltd. is located in Burntwood/Staffordshire, England.

Together with his team, Managing Director Michael Hamill will focus on offering their clients the support and advisory in vibration technology throughout the region of the United Kingdom.

2020 – New Headquarters

In March 2020, NetterVibration moves to its new company headquarters. One year after the symbolic ground-breaking, the new building was completed in Fritz-Lenges-Strasse 3, only 500 metres from the previous location. With the construction of the new headquarters, NetterVibration is investing in the further growth of the company, including the expansion of personnel and production.


2019 – New Branch in Australia

NetterVibration goes down under: In March 2019, the new subsidiary for Australia was established in Mandurah near Perth. Under the leadership of John Isherwood, who has over 30 years of experience in vibration technology, the local NetterVibration Australia Pty Ltd team advises interested companies in the region on vibration solutions.

2014 – Spanish Branch established

Since mid-June 2014, customers on the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) are attended to quickly and directly by NetterVibration. Three employees with extensive skills in vibration technology and applications are ready to serve our customers throughout Spain. The sales office and warehouse are located in the economically successful north of the country close to the cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian.


2013 – Generation Change at NetterVibration

Francis Netter, former CEO of NetterVibration for many years has moved to the Company Advisory Board and will assume its chairmanship. His two close associates, technical director Thomas Reis and operations manager Achim Werkmann, take over the management duties as CEOs. The new managing directors will lead the company in the spirit of its founders, Jean and Anne Marie Netter, into a successful future.

2012 – Noise barriers for 500 km of railway line

Concrete noise barriers have been installed on the new 500-kilometre railway line of the French high-speed train TGV from Bordeaux to Paris.

The prefabricated concrete elements in different variants were produced with vibration systems from NetterVibration . 

2008 – Expansion of Headquarters

After 6 months of extensive renovation, the company celebrates the inauguration of the new facility with 300 guests.

With the expansion of the storage area, even more space was created for the wide-ranging product portfolio and the offices in the administration were also redesigned. 

New Branch in Poland

The new subsidiary NetterVibration Polska Sp. z o.o. was established in Katowice.

From the new location, all customers are directly supported and quickly supplied throughout Poland by a competent team. 


2005 – Reservoir Leibis-Lichte completed

Completion of the Leibis Lichte water reservoir:  During the eight-year construction phase, the mass concrete compaction unit series NVI was used to build Germany's second highest dam.

The unit ensures a particularly high compaction performance and thus time savings and good quality at the same time. 

2004 – Jean Netter hands over Corporate Management

After 51 years of successful operation, the founder of the business, Jean Netter, hands over the corporate management to his son, Francis Netter.

NetterVibration thus remains a traditional family business even after half a century. 

2004 – New Trade Name

NetterVibration replaces the trade name Netter Vibrationstechnik and is registered as a trademark in the course of internationalisation.

The global orientation is underlined by the new corporate design, with focus on the new modern company logo.   




2003 – 50th Anniversary of Netter

Company anniversary: NetterVibration celebrates its 50 years existence!

Together with all employees, founder and managing director Jean Netter celebrates the big event at the famous Biebrich Palace in Wiesbaden. 


2003 – ATEX-Certification

Electric and pneumatic vibrators meet the confomity for use in potentially explosive atmospheres according to the ATEX guidelines and receive the corresponding certifications.  

An important step in the company's history, especially for applications in sensitive environments, e.g. in the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

2002 – Netter involved in Leibis-Lichte

After many years of planning, the construction of the Leibis-Lichte dam in Thuringia begins. The water storage reservoir is Germany's second highest dam. 

In this major project, the mass concrete compaction systems Series NVI by NetterVibration are used for the concrete compaction.

1999 – Netter Switzerland

Netter GmbH expands its influence abroad by incorporating the Swiss GRUMAG AG.

The company's headquarters is in Rheinfelden. From here, a competent team looks after customers throughout Switzerland.  

1997 – New Construction of railroads with Vibrators from Netter

Whilst laying the two new Deutsche Bahn rail routes, Hannover – Würzburg and Mannheim – Stuttgart, over 70 tunnels are built.

Two thirds of all the concrete casting wagons used are equipped with Netter vibrators.

1991 – New Headquarters in Mainz-Kastel

The Netter company moves to a greenfield site. The new headquarters is built in the Wiesbaden district of Mainz-Kastel.

The new location in the Petersweg industrial estate offers plenty of space for administration, storage and production as well as a good infrastructure. 

1991 – Silent Concrete Compaction

Following extensive development, the first noiseless vibrating stations Series GyroShake for concrete compaction are erected in a precast concrete plant.

The GyroShake is used to compact concrete for element slabs, garage floors, double-walled elements or for railway sleepers, for example. 

1988 – Construction of Eurotunnel

The 228,000 concrete elements for the Eurotunnel are produced on the French side, in two shifts, using five computer-controlled NetterVibration’s concrete compaction machines.

The tunnel with a length of 37 kilometres connects Great Britain with continental Europe and is passable for cars, trucks and trains.  

1986 – Francis Netter becomes Business Executive

Francis Netter, son of the company's founder Jean Netter, moves up to the management board.

Father and son form the new dual leadership and from now on manage the company together. 

1979 – Netter Vibrationstechnik becomes Netter GmbH

Netter GmbH replaces Netter Vibrationstechnik:

The limited company Netter GmbH takes over the activities of the private company. The starting capital is €260,000.

1953 – Foundation of Netter Vibrationstechnik

Jean Netter and his wife Anne Marie open the first chapter of a success story: They found Netter Vibrationstechnik as a private company in Wiesbaden.