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Every beginning
needs drive

Our success story began in the late 1940s. In 1947, the young engineer Dr. Fritz Faulhaber founded "Feinmechanische Werkstätten" (Precision Mechanical Workshops), his first company.

His customers included the renowned camera manufacturer Voigtländer, for whom he developed the "Vitessa" in the early 1950s. At that time, he was already playing with the idea of using an electric motor to advance the film. The problem was that with the existing technology, it was not possible to build motors small enough for the installation space available.

Because giving up was not an option for the passionate inventor, he sat down at his desk and, in just a short time, used the ironless, self-supporting, skew winding to develop an innovative drive technology that not only solved his camera problem, but would also form the basis for the future of miniaturization in many application areas worldwide.