Growth in generations – the chronology of the Franz Morat Group is closely linked to the history of a family of passionate tinkerers and inventors from Eisenbach, Germany. It began with Karl Morat, who made a name for himself early on by producing an improved tube bit. He was followed by his son Johann in 1863, founder of the parent company, which manufactured early lathes, gearing machines, gears, and tools.
Franz Morat sen.
Franz Morat, Sr. took advantage of the opportunity provided by his father’s unused original building to found Franz Morat GmbH in Eisenbach’s “Höchst” area, named for its high elevation. He got started by manufacturing manometer indicator mechanisms, small turned parts, and gears for the watch industry.
Franz Morat jun.
His son, Franz Morat, Jr., began exploring international sales markets as early as 1930, driving the company’s internationalization forward. Following the outbreak of the second world war, he returned to Eisenbach to assume leadership of the company. In 1944 he founded the company F. Morat, where plastics processing began in 1963.