From a simple workshop to an all-in-one provider for milled parts



Master mechanic Eugen Wenz founds a toolmaking company in Reutlingen.


Wenz Vorrichtungsbau GmbH

A sole proprietorship becomes Wenz Vorrichtungsbau GmbH. Move to a larger building with a 700 m² production area. Expansion of the machine park, small series production, and the number of employees.


3D design software

Introduction of 3D design software for development and construction. More projects in medical technology, for example, manufacturing of surgical instruments.



First certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001.



Demerger of the clean room division and foundation of the company ap-systems GmbH. Managing Director Martin Hirlinger. New CNC milling machines for the machine park.


Name change

Recertification DIN EN ISO 9001:2008. Name change: The company is now called 1. Wenz Mechanik GmbH. Training of designers and developers in CAC/CAM. Advanced training in quality management. Welding certificates for production.


700m² of production space

We manufacture precision parts for well-known aerospace, medical technology and mechanical engineering companies on 700m² of production space and state-of-the-art machinery with Hermle machines.


Large series

Start with large series. First orders with batch sizes ranging from 7,000 to 50,000 precision parts. New clean room for optimal measuring conditions with new CNC coordinate measuring machine with automatic tool change and swivel head.


Installation of a photovoltaic system

Installation of a photovoltaic system on the roof of the production hall. 75 % of the electricity demand is covered by it. New warehouse.


Expansion of large-scale production

More customers from the automotive sector. Expansion of large-scale production. The fully automated processes of our 5-axis machining centers process quantities of up to several 100,000 parts per year.


3D laser printing

Foundation of 3D-Laserdruck GmbH & Co. KG


New managing director

Managing Director Tobias Wenz hands over the management to Martin Hirlinger.


New location

The company is bursting at the seams. New location with more significant production and office space at the current site in Halskestraße 10, 72677 Reutlingen, Germany.