Our customers benefit from all of our inventions and innovations.
MAUSER was founded in 1896 by Dr. Alfons Mauser in southern Germany’s Black Forest. Since then our history has shown an uninterrupted parade of innovations, patents and awards matched by continuing success in setting new industry standards.
The early years
1896: Alfons Mauser, aged 25 at that time, founded the company in the
Black Forest region in Southern Germany.
1898: MAUSER relocated the business from the Black Forest to Cologne.
1899: The production of iron baskets for glass carboys started.
Steel drum invention
1903: The first metal drum was introduced, called the „ Aniline Drum”.
1904: A liquid tight steel drum, the MAUSER Tight Head Drum, was another success story developed by Alfons Mauser.
1917: The Maria-Mauser-Foundation was established to care for women and children in need.
1921 to 1940: New factories opened in Germany, Brazil and Portugal.
1927: Alfons Mauser died at the age of 55, and his sons continued the business.