History:164 YEARS OF FAUN – BUILT TO LAST

The 169-year-old tradition of our company is the story of continuous technological innovation with the highest reliability.

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    1845
    The foundation of the company was laid when Justus Christian Braun opens a metal casting works in Nuremberg, where they con centrated on casting bells.
    1846
    Hans Jakob Ochsner founded OCHSNER in Oberlandau ... more
    1845
    The foundation of the company was laid when Justus Christian Braun opens a metal casting works in Nuremberg, where they con centrated on casting bells.
    1897
    The first `dust cart‘, especially for collecting rubbish, is produced
    1908
    Production begins of road spraying, refuse collection and street cleaning vehicles.
    1916
    Unifying the works in Ansbach and Nuremberg into 'Fahrzeugwerke Ansbach und Nürnberg AG', from which the initial letters forming the company name 'FAUN'.
    1922
    FAUN Environnement is born
    1927
    The first rotating drum refuse collection truck is developed.
    1943
    The FAUN factory is completely destroyed during World War 2
    1946
    Production of the refuse collection vehicles after the war is resumed
    1950
    Development and production of road sweeping vehicles is resumed
    1973
    Reorganisation of the FAUN company. The Osterholz works takes over the municipal vehicles product group for the development, construction, production, distribution and customer service of these vehicles. The production programme includes diverse disposal and cleaning solutions and comprises various types of refuse collection and road sweeping vehicles.
    1974
    Development of the new generation of pneumatically operated vehicles and expansion of the municipal vehicle range through the incorporation of Canal cleaning vehicles into the production and distribution programme.
    1976
    Creation of a dealer network in Europe and expansion of the export activities.
    1980
    The domestic refuse collection vehicle programme is complemented with the addition of a new range of waste collection vehicles using compression which are universally suitable for domestic and commercial refuse collection (FHP types) whilst the cleaning vehicle range is extended with the introduction of a small, mechanically collecting city cleaning vehicle (AK 316).
    1983
    FAUN acquires KUKA Umwelttechnik. The whole production for the KUKA municipal vehicles is moved to Osterholz. The amalgamation of the FAUN and KUKA types creates a wider product range for all aspects of town cleaning and refuse disposal. After 10 years in Osterholz-Scharmbeck FAUN becomes the market leader in Germany and is also the largest municipal vehicle manufacturer in Europe. The work force reaches approximately 600 employees.
    1994
    All of the shares in FAUN AG are acquired by the Kirchhoff family
    1995
    In January 1995 FAUN Umwelttechnik AG is converted from a joint-stock company into the new partnership FAUN Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co.
    2002
    On 19 February 2002 Grange S.A. puts the new branch in Chelles into operation. On 1 March 2002 the world’s most up-to-date production plant for waste disposal vehicles is completed in Osterholz-Scharmbeck. The workforce at the new plant exceeds 350 people.
    2003
    FAUN Services GmbH is established as a separate company responsible for buying and selling pre owned waste disposal vehicles as well as arranging rental and leasing options.
    2006
    Development of the Curved Body and the VIAJET FILTAIR
    2007
    TRACKWAY (mobile temporary track for uneven surfaces) production is intensified at FAUN MV, Llangefni (UK)
    2008
    Development of the ROTOPRESS DUALPOWER – a hybrid vehicle able to harness braking energy to operate electric motors