Innovation is a Tradition

Early Days

March 1925: Foundation of a repair shop for precision mechanics and repairs of photographs by Wilhelm Nass in Hannover-Linden.
25th November 1925: Foundation of Concordia Maschinen & Elektrizitäts GmbH in Stuttgart by engineer August Hofmann. As early as 1932, the Stuttgart create a line of production for solenoid valves and pneumatic control devices.

Solenoids from Nass

1943: Due to the war Nass relocates production to Freden near the Harz Mountains.
1948 to 1950: Nass is back to Hannover (Südstadt) and produces first electro solenoids.

Darning Nylon Stockings

1953 till 1957: The runner from Nass: Machines for darning stockings with pneumatic actuation of the needle.


1957: Nass moves to Eckenerstraße 6 in the north of Hannover (picture at the bottom, centre) – till today the headquarters of the company group as well as of nass magnet GmbH.

Concordia is Growing

August 1959: Concordia in Stuttgart has developed to a specialized factory for electrical engineering and automation, has about 1,000 employees, disposes nationwide of engineering offices.
1960: Nass has 250 employees.

The Modular Principle

1960 till 1969: Nass establishes standards on the basis of the modular principle. For the interface between pneumatic and electronic controls modular systems like System 18, 16 and 12 were launched as well as first solenoid operators.

Nass Magnet

1st January 1978: Absorption of the company Wilhelm Nass (factory for solenoids) by Holding Hofmann + Kirchheim KG, Stuttgart, and change of name to Nass Magnet GmbH.

Global Player

Global Player: Nass Magnet (later: nass magnet) grows and establishes itself worldwide.
With new modular series like System 8, 13 and 6.
With new companies in the USA (New Baltimore, 1988), in Hungary (Veszprém, 1996) and in China (Shanghai, 2013).
B2B-Onlineshop nass magnet (2st March 2016).

Project Business

Miniaturization and projects: High-performance valves in miniature format and the project business have been strong factors since the end of the 1990s with growing importance to present times and to the future.

Innovation by nass magnet

After about 90 years of the company’s history the high-tech solutions from nass magnet are more in demand than ever for very different applications.