History

1902

The WÖHR Schlosserei metalworking shop is founded.

 

Otto WÖHR Senior takes the master craftsman examination to become a locksmith

Otto WÖHR Senior passes the examination

1927
1953

Otto WÖHR Junior is awarded his certificate of apprenticeship

 

 

Otto WÖHR Junior receives his master craftsman's diploma to become a locksmith

 

 

1958
1959

The first parking system is being built

 

 

Electromechanical parking system type 100

As early as 1962, car parking places have been doubled and cars were parked on top of each other in the underground car park in "Zittelstrasse, Munich".

WÖHR supplied and installed 81 parking systems type 100 for 2 cars each.

1962
1964

Relocation from Korntal to Friolzheim

The company relocates from Korntal to Friolzheim,
where it still conducts its business

Doga 313 is launched

The wonder that makes the most out of minimal space is created and named Doga 313.
Featuring a double-width platform, the Doga 313 could also accommodate 4 vehicles.

1966
1970

Development of the WÖHR Doga 635

The Doga 635 is developed on the basis of the Doga 313 to realize two parking levels in areas with very reduced ceiling heights. To achieve this feat, the upper platform was swiveled out into the driveway.

Parking systems become key

WÖHR focuses on developing, manufacturing, and installing parking systems.

1974
1976

Introduction of the "Parklift" series

For more comfort while the parking procedure, the Parklift 412 is developed with horizontal platforms.

The platforms also pave the way to successor models Parklift 422 and Parklift 440.

 

WÖHR introduces the turning and maneuvering aid

WÖHR offers a turning and maneuvering aid in 1:50 scale to support architects, identifying and designing around critical parking situations from the beginning on.

1983
1985

The Parklift 422 makes its way to Zurich

Customers outside Germany also take notice of the user friendliness, safety, and quality of the WÖHR Parklift 422.

Parklift 422 in Malaysia

WÖHR installs the first parking system in the Far East. In Malaysia, 180 units of the Parklift 422 offers convenient parking spots for the residents of "Faber Heights".

1986
1987

First issue of "Die Parklücke"

The first issue of the WÖHR customer magazine is published in German and English, providing an information platform about modern parking and state-of-the-art parking systems.

Evolution in automatic parking systems with the Parksafe 580

The evolution in automatic parking systems starts with the WÖHR Parksafe 580. For the first time, drivers do not actually park their own car. While the system quickly and safely takes care of this automatically, drivers can start walking to work or go shopping.

1988
1990

Founding of WÖHR und Bauer GmbH

WÖHR und Bauer GmbH is founded in Munich for building and barrier-free parking.

Far Eastern Plaza in Taipei

The rapidly growing capital city of Taiwan is joined by a construction project of massive proportions: the Far Eastern Plaza in Taipei, which offers 363 parking spots thanks to an innovative combination of Parking Platforms 501, Combilift 541, and Parklift 411.

1992
1993

WÖHR at the Baucon Asia in Singapore

The construction boom can also be felt at the Baucon Asia in 1993. A total of 347 companies from 26 countries, including Otto WÖHR GmbH, present their organization and products to an audience of over 8,000 trade visitors.

WÖHR goes www

WÖHR goes online as the first in its branch.

1996
1997

DIN EN ISO 9001 certification

 

Founding of PGS Parking- und Garagenservice GmbH

PGS Parking- und Garagenservice GmbH is founded as a wholly-owned subsidiary for the service sector of WÖHR car parking systems and third-party solutions.

1998
1999

Car Display Tower

New opportunities for the automotive trade and presentation of vehicles in the WÖHR Car Display Tower, which measures 28 meters in height.

Pallet-free parking with the Multiparker

The innovative WÖHR Multiparker 750 is developed, which realizes pallet-free parking for large projects.

2005
2006

Wohr Parking Systems PVT, Indien

A joint venture is founded in India with Wohr Parking Systems PVT.

With a total floor space measuring approximately 2,100 m², sales, production, and assembly activities are accommodated.

Certificate of excellence for promoting new talent

Certificate of excellence for promoting new talent in further education and training.

2007
2008

Germany – Land of Ideas

The residents' underground parking garage in Donnersbergerstraße, Munich is formally recognized with an award on April 2, 2008.

WÖHR car parking systems for preserving the environment

All WÖHR parking systems pursue the idea of environmentally-friendly parking, whereby space-saving system technology is employed to maintain green spaces. Automated resident garages minimize the need to look for parking spots on the street. Innovative parking concepts help reduce CO2 emissions in congested city environments.

 

 

2010
2011

Certification for railway approval

WÖHR receives certification to obtain railway approval for welding railway vehicles and vehicle parts in accordance with the DIN EN 15085-2 standard-

1,074 parking spots in Mumbai

WÖHR realizes a major project in Mumbai, India with the Multiparker 760, which offers 1,074 parking spots.

2012
2012

400,000 parking spots around the world

WÖHR offers the most comprehensive product range worldwide and installs more than 400,000 parking spots, of which over 30,000 are found in Asia alone

Parking at a height in excess of 112 meters

WÖHR reaches new dimensions by making it possible to park directly in front of your "Hamilton Scotts" apartment in Singapore.

2012
2013

WÖHR at BAU 2013 in Munich

WÖHR presents a new Combilift technology live, in 1:1 scale, at BAU 2013 in Munich.

The innovative "Combiparker 556" technology allows vehicles to be parked in a stacked configuration of up to six levels, three rows deep. The self-supporting design within the 2 and 3-car grid modules enables clear, convenient passage to the rear parking rows.

The futuristic Design-Carport is an impressive example of the implementation of innovative, digital metal design and metal finishing processes combined with WÖHR’s core competency in sheet metal processing technologies.

The WÖHR Protecco waste bin lift

Our "Green parking" registered trade mark symbolises innovative parking ideas. In a nutshell: space-saving system engineering that promotes the conservation of green spaces.

At WÖHR’s, the aim is also to generate larger living spaces. To do so, we stack cars and engineer space-saving parking solutions. The very same stacking and stowing concept has also caught onto everyday objects it can be a challenge to find just the right place for: waste and wheelie bins! We have therefore come through with our contribution to improving the appearance and living comfort of single family houses and multifamily blocks alike. Pesky flies in the summer, irritating garbage smells and especially annoying waste bins are discreetly tucked away below ground.

2014
2014

The automatic bicycle parking as a milestone in the history of mobility.

The new Slimparker 557 tower version

This new system technology was presented for the first time at the BAU 2015 in Munich. The parking tower offers up to 23 above ground parking spaces on narrow and long ground plans. One of the special features is the interesting façade configuration potential. Adapted to the surrounding building front the slim parking tower is almost invisibly integrated into the cityscape.

The Slimparker offers downtown district residents additional living space. Existing parking problems are solved and green oases remain part of the cityscape. Residents are provided with an optimum sight and noise protection barrier. Integrated into the building square, backyards improve the quality of everyday lift.

2015
2016

The prototype of the fully automatic bicycle parking system WÖHR Bikesafe is put into operation.

This new system technology was presented for the first time at the BAU 2015 in Munich. The parking tower offers up to 23 above ground parking spaces on narrow and long ground plans. One of the special features is the interesting façade configuration potential. Adapted to the surrounding building front the slim parking tower is almost invisibly integrated into the cityscape.

The Slimparker offers downtown district residents additional living space. Existing parking problems are solved and green oases remain part of the cityscape. Residents are provided with an optimum sight and noise protection barrier. Integrated into the building square, backyards improve the quality of everyday lift.

Change of name to WÖHR Autoparksysteme GmbH

2017
2018

WÖHR implement smart and highly efficient storage system "Autostore"

WÖHR goes BIM!

2019