The history of M+W Group


Karl Meissner and Paul Wurst (“M+W”) founded the Company in Stuttgart, Germany, filing their first patent for a wood chip extractor.


M+W Group is a leading supplier of HVAC systems, a pioneer in cleanroom technology and equipment supplier for semiconductor, pharma, R&D and energy.


Supplier of all airflow equipment for largest nuclear power station of its time in Germany.


Semiconductor facility in Taiwan as the first large project in Asia marks a milestone in Advanced Technology Facilities.

1987: 75 year anniversary with sales of €75m


Lead contractor for various semiconductor projects in “Silicon Saxony” in Germany. First major contract for large scale flat panel display production facility in Taiwan. Establishing a strong presence in the United States and China

1994: M+W becomes part of Jenoptik AG, Jena, Germany

1998: Merger with Zander Klimatechnik to form M+W Zander


Set up of new segments such as Pharmaceutical & Health, Photovoltaics, Science & Research and Data Centers

2001: Acquisition of Lang und Peitler (automation business)

2008: M+W acquired by Stumpf Group; order intake of €1.3bn


Global expansion and major EPC contracts worldwide, such as biotechnology and pharmaceutical projects in Europe or large semiconductor and flat panel projects in Asia and the United States.

2010: Facility Management Zander sold

2012: 100 year anniversary: M+W Group celebrates its 100 year jubilee with clients and employees as a leading global engineering and construction company


In 2018 the business activities are restructured. The core business activities of M+W Group operate under the name “Exyte”. All other business activities, which are mainly related to energy projects, remain under the responsibility of other subsidiaries of M+W Group.