Ingpuls - History

Founded in 2009 as a spin-off to the Institute for Materials of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Ingpuls is now the only SMA manufacturer in Germany with the entire vertical manufacturing range from raw materials to finished components.

In addition to production, the work as a development service provider is particularly important, as it offsets any lack of SMA know-how in the development departments of potential users. This model has been implemented very successfully in recent years. The result has been that unique SMAs have been produced in Bochum since the end of 2016 for large automotive series in the world.

 Our history:

 

Diversification through the development of new business areas (medical technology, household appliances, ...)

2020/2021

Diversification through the development of new business areas (medical technology, household appliances, ...)
Opening of a second production site on the former Robert Müser mine site in Bochum-Werne (with a 20,000 sqm site and 5,000 sqm production area currently planned)

2020

Opening of a second production site on the former Robert Müser mine site in Bochum-Werne (with a 20,000 sqm site and 5,000 sqm production area currently planned)
Winner, TOP100 innovator in the class of up to 50 employees, hired the 50th employee

2019

Winner, TOP100 innovator in the class of up to 50 employees, hired the 50th employee
8-figure private equity investment

2018

8-figure private equity investment
development and launch of a management system incl ISO 9001:2015 First certification as well as series production

2016

development and launch of a management system incl ISO 9001:2015 First certification as well as series production
1st series order from the automobile industry

2015

1st series order from the automobile industry
10th employee

2014

10th employee
Development of adaptive control electronics and expansion of office space on the Heinrich Gustav mine site in Bochum-Werne

2013

Development of adaptive control electronics and expansion of office space on the Heinrich Gustav mine site in Bochum-Werne
Preparation for the industrial breakthrough - start of SMA production, development and expansion of the SMA portfolio

2012

Preparation for the industrial breakthrough - start of SMA production, development and expansion of the SMA portfolio
Move to a former maintenance building of the Heinrich Gustav mine in Bochum-Werne

2011

Move to a former maintenance building of the Heinrich Gustav mine in Bochum-Werne
1st office at the Technology Centre Ruhr (TZR) at the Ruhr University campus

2010

1st office at the Technology Centre Ruhr (TZR) at the Ruhr University campus
Company foundation

2009

Company foundation
Research and preparation of several doctorates at the Institute for Materials of the Ruhr-University Bochum

2002 - 2009

Research and preparation of several doctorates at the Institute for Materials of the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Diversification through the development of new business areas (medical technology, household appliances, ...)

    2020/2021

    Diversification through the development of new business areas (medical technology, household appliances, ...)
  • Opening of a second production site on the former Robert Müser mine site in Bochum-Werne (with a 20,000 sqm site and 5,000 sqm production area currently planned)

    2020

    Opening of a second production site on the former Robert Müser mine site in Bochum-Werne (with a 20,000 sqm site and 5,000 sqm production area currently planned)
  • Winner, TOP100 innovator in the class of up to 50 employees, hired the 50th employee

    2019

    Winner, TOP100 innovator in the class of up to 50 employees, hired the 50th employee
  • 8-figure private equity investment

    2018

    8-figure private equity investment
  • development and launch of a management system incl ISO 9001:2015 First certification as well as series production

    2016

    development and launch of a management system incl ISO 9001:2015 First certification as well as series production
  • 1st series order from the automobile industry

    2015

    1st series order from the automobile industry
  • 10th employee

    2014

    10th employee
  • Development of adaptive control electronics and expansion of office space on the Heinrich Gustav mine site in Bochum-Werne

    2013

    Development of adaptive control electronics and expansion of office space on the Heinrich Gustav mine site in Bochum-Werne
  • Preparation for the industrial breakthrough - start of SMA production, development and expansion of the SMA portfolio

    2012

    Preparation for the industrial breakthrough - start of SMA production, development and expansion of the SMA portfolio
  • Move to a former maintenance building of the Heinrich Gustav mine in Bochum-Werne

    2011

    Move to a former maintenance building of the Heinrich Gustav mine in Bochum-Werne
  • 1st office at the Technology Centre Ruhr (TZR) at the Ruhr University campus

    2010

    1st office at the Technology Centre Ruhr (TZR) at the Ruhr University campus
  • Company foundation

    2009

    Company foundation
  • Research and preparation of several doctorates at the Institute for Materials of the Ruhr-University Bochum

    2002 - 2009

    Research and preparation of several doctorates at the Institute for Materials of the Ruhr-University Bochum