After his apprenticeship in mechanical engineering, Hans Hundegger first worked as a design engineer in a factory for carpentry machines. In order to rationalise the parental sawmill, he began to develop and construct machines for sawmills in his spare time in the late 70s.
In 1978, he then founded his own company. Inspired by Jakob Maier, leader of a timber construction company in Türkheim, Hans Hundegger began to develop the very first fully automatic joinery machine worldwide in 1981. This machine was delivered in 1985.
After few years, the demand for fully automatic joinery machines was so enormous that the production of sawmill plants was stopped in 1987 in order to fully concentrate on the further development and marketing of joinery machines.
Currently ~ 5.000 Hundegger machines are in use worldwide,
in carpentries, contract joinery centres, prefabricated house manufacturers etc.