|Rafael Stahl and Gustav Weineck found a mechanical workshop in Stuttgart.
|After Gustav Weineck’s death, Rafael Stahl, together with Wilhelm Stücklen, founds a circular spring needle knitting machine factory.
|Rafael Stahl achieves economic independence and builds his own factory, R. STAHL Rundstuhlfabrik Stuttgart.
|His sons Karl and Rafael Stahl join the company.
|Rafael Stahl jun. has studied engineering and his passion is for hoists and steel structures. He designs and builds the first manual lift.
|The material handling age now begins definitively with the first large electric overhead travelling crane.
|R. STAHL is the first builder to develop and produce explosion-protected electrical apparatus and for a long time remains one of the few suppliers of explosion-protected hoists in Germany.
|Production is relocated to Künzelsau.
|The company is split into two independent divisions: the Material Handling Division and the Explosion Protection Division.
|The Material Handling Division moves to Hofratsmühle plant, Künzelsau.
|The company focuses on growth. The first subsidiary in the USA is the beginning of its global orientation.
|The operational division Material Handling is spun off from R. STAHL GmbH & Co. KG.
R. STAHL Fördertechnik GmbH with its registered office in Stuttgart comes into being.
|The registered office of the company is relocated to Künzelsau.
|R. STAHL GmbH & Co. KG becomes a public limited company and has been listed on the stock exchange since 1997.
|The Explosion Protection Division moves to Waldenburg.
|R. STAHL AG sells the Material Handling Division to Konecranes AG Group, Finland.
|The premium brand of STAHL CraneSystems offering a full range of lifting and crane engineering products comes into being.
|STAHL CraneSystems specialises in developing and building high-quality hoists and crane components and gives up building cranes.
|Establishing the experts network and certification of the first crane building companies as “Partners of STAHL CraneSystems”.
|The Hofratsmühle plant celebrates its 50th anniversary.
|The premium brand STAHL CraneSystems joins the Columbus McKinnon Corporation, USA.