Quality through experience - Our milestones
Meaningful events on the timeline of Abend Maschinenbau
Founded in 1931 as a cylinder and crankshaft grinding company, the company Heinrich Abend has increased, due to the mechanical processing, so that the processing options have assumed ever larger dimensions.
1915The Benz - aircraft engine type Bz IV
made by Lorenz Abend
This 6-cylinder aircraft engine from 1915 produced a ground power of 230 hp with a total weight of 370 kg. This corresponds to a power-to-weight ratio of 1.6 kg/hp.
This engine was one of the best proven German aircraft engines, of which a total of 6,429 were built.
The model of this engine (see picture below) was built by Lorenz Abend, the great-grandfather of the present managing director of Motoren - Abend GmbH.
Lorenz Abend was already employed by Carl Benz before 1897 (see photograph above) and was, among others, one of the privileged masters who accompanied Carl Benz's funeral procession.