When founding the firm in 1922, could Hermann Genkinger have anticipated that his company would achieve such impressive growth over the course of the next 90 years? The trade services and the manufacture of pumps and jacks offered by him are respectable but could hardly be called exceptional. On the other hand, the development of Genkinger-Hubtex certainly is. In 2012, Genkinger-Hubtex has long established itself on the world market as a successful medium-sized company. The highest turnover in the company's entire history is expected in its anniversary year. Essential factors in the company's success include decades of experience, strict focus on quality and the ability to adjust precisely to customer requirements time and time again, as well as the courage to innovate. In 2011, Hubtex of North America started as the distributor of the brand Genkinger-Hubtex.
Hermann Genkinger was succeeded by his son Lothar, who initially created great opportunities to extend the product range after the Second World
As a former competitor, Hubtex underwent similar growth to Genkinger: initially this was primarily in the textile industry, and the product range was gradually expanded after the textile industry moved abroad. The medium-sized company from Fulda had wisely retained the Genkinger core, but expanded it with additional options so that the company is better placed today than ever before. The diverse synergy effects between Genkinger and Hubtex had advantages for both companies. Since 2004, Hubtex has made significant investments in Genkinger: state-of-the-art manufacturing plants, building conversions, an elaborate paint shop, new product development of a modular system that increased efficiency etc., etc., etc. Ralf Jestädt, who is Managing Director of both Hubtex and Genkinger-Hubtex, says: "Hubtex and Genkinger were previously fierce competitors, but there was always a mutual respect. We are now a strong partnership."