Carl Eberhard Weiss laid the foundations for the development of today's SMS group, and thus also of AMOVA, in 1871 with a forging plant in Siegen. Continuous further development, acquisitions and innovations allowed the company to grow successfully over decades. This is how SIEMAG Siegener Maschinenbau AG was founded in Dahlbruch.
Outsourcing of crane and mining technology to Netphen and founding of the independent subsidiary SIEMAG Maschinen- und Stahlbau GmbH
Change of name to SIEMAG Transplan GmbH (1973) and entry into the warehouse-technology sector (mid-1970s)
Takeover of the company PKM Maschinen GmbH & Co. KG in Balve, thus expanding the product range to include packaging machines
Sale of the Mining Technology business unit. Focus on core business: storage, transport and packaging systems for the steel and non-ferrous metals industry
Takeover of the company Köhne Marking Systems GmbH & Co. KG in Wuppertal, thus expanding the product range to include marking systems.
Change of name to SMS Logistiksysteme GmbH
Change of name to AMOVA GmbH
Entry into the port logistics sector – development of high-bay storage systems for container terminals