History of Böhm

Böhm Feinmechanik und Elektrotechnik is a family business located in Seesen with a more than 60 years history.

The company was founded in 1949 by Alfred Böhm and was repairing and selling clocks at first. Beside the repair of clocks the company made precise parts for fittings.

At the beginning there was no workshop. So the products were produced in a barrack room of a normal living house, only furnished with an Askania lathe, sanding block and bench drill machine.

Then in 1953 a workshop was built. In the same year a manual lapping process was developed, because there were too few machines. This process was very precise for that time, which honors Böhm until now.

In the 1960s helium-tight housings made of light metal were searched by the aerospace industry, which gave rise to the company to establish an electroplating workshop. After that the Böhm-Alstan-treatment was developed. Since then aerospace-housings are built in this company. Through further development it's possible today to produce also very precise and complex  housings with the same properties as investment cast products.

 In the middle of the 1970s the chemical industry started to heat their pipes electrically, which made Böhm develop electric trace heatings. Consequently the first company own products were developed, which are sold until today on the trademark “Winter-ex”. That's how the electronics-workshop was founded.

1981 the company was inherited by Manfred Böhm, Alfred Böhm's son, and 1984 the company moved into a new building, which was extended slowly at first.

Then in 2000 a new hall was built.

In the meantime Böhm took part in many different projects.

Böhm made mechanic parts for the mass spectrometer of the orbiter Giotto in cooperation with the MPAE (today: Max Planck Institution for sun-research). Giotto was built to fly very close to the  comet Halley to get measurements from the very environment of the comet. The start was at the 2nd July 1985 in Kourou and Giotto reached the comet on 14th March 1986. She only flew by with a distance of 600km. After seven years the Giotto started its measurements again and neared the Grigg-Skjellerup on 200km.

In addition to that Böhm was involved in the further development of an ozone-sensor, which was presented on the Hannovermesse 1993.

The third generation is working at Böhm in the meanwhile. 1996 inherited by Dr. Ing. Elmar Böhm the section construction and technology and is since January 2005 manager. His brother Roland Böhm is working in the company, too.

With our modern machines and tools and round about 40 dedicated employees it's possible to produce technical and complex components. Thereby are our three internal workshops very beneficial, because only with them it's possible to work in so many different fields.

We are endeavored to be more than just an extended work bench.