1971 • Founding of JAKOB GmbH
1973 • Production of resolver feedback units and simple bellow couplings with keyways.
1974 • Development and patenting of the KSS coupling.
The principle of a frictional connection was used world-wide for the first time. Even today this
principle is widely used for reliable and long lasting connections.
1975 • Started its own assembly and quality assurance.
1977 • Development of the first safety coupling, which compensates shaft misalignements (Type SKA).
Presentation of the SKA safety coupling at the EMO 77 in Hannover with great success.
1977 • Moved to the new plant at Dieselstrasse 8.
1979 • Started a development department for opto-electronic components.
1982 • Presentation of the portable opto-electronic hand wheels.
1983 • Moved to the new administration building at Dieselstrasse 8.
1988 • Acquisition of a controlling interest in Optima Spanntechnik GmbG, Scheuerfeld.
1989 • Move of the production to the new and substantially larger plant at Daimler Ring 42.
1993 • Acquisition of OTT Maschinentechnik GmbH, Lengenwang.
1995 • Acquisition of GPA Pressenautomation GmbH, Karlsruhe.
1995 • Founding of JAKOB Vakuumtechnik.
1998 • Acquisition of IPT Ionen- und Plasmatechnik, Kaiserslautern.
1999 • Move of JAKOB Antriebstechnik, JAKOB Vakuumtechnik, IPT Ionen und Plasmatechnik, and
ENEMAC to the new administration building at Daimler Ring 42, Kleinwallstadt.
2001 • Acquisition of ALLMATIC Spannsysteme, Kempten.
2005 • Move of ALLMATIC-Jakob to the new property in Unterthingau.
2005 • Opening of OTT-Jakob’s new administrative building in Lengenwang.
2006 • Acquisition of Trenkle und Schneider, Pfronten.
2010 • New building T+S Jakob factory 2 in Unterthingau