History

  • Creation of the company “JU-Gerätefabrik Werner Junginger” in Stuttgart by Werner Junginger (manufacturing of tools). Several months later, it is relocated to Gerabronn in Baden-Württemberg to escape the bombing raids. Production is then done in an agricultural machinery garage, while the offices are located in a restaurant.

  • Start of mailbox manufacturing. JU employs 100 people and manufactures three different models.

  • Production flourishes with nearly 6,000 clients (metal and construction equipment wholesalers). Germany must face an important reconstruction effort.

  • Owner and CEO, Wolfgang Juninger, dies at the age of only 30 in a tragic plane crash. The company filed for bankruptcy a few months later.

  • Resumption of business activities and production of mailboxes and letterbox systems by Jürgen Müllerschön under the company name JU-Metallwarenfabrik GmbH.

  • Acquisition of EWB (near Berlin) with the aim of diversifying production. High gain in processing stainless steel throughout the group through EWB’s existing know-how.

  • Acquisition of a metalworking company near Magdeburg and founding of JU-Metalltechnik GmbH. The aim is to expand the market area and distribute the products in the new federal states and east of Europe. The location, qualified personnel, customer proximity and flexibility favored the successful market entry into the new federal states.

  • Foundation of JU-Systemtechnik GmbH. By specializing in the integration of electronic components, primarily in the door communication sector, JU presents itself as an ideal partner for the electrical wholesale trade, with its own sales network and specialists.
  • Jürgen Müllerschön decides to transfer the JU Group to the Decayeux family over the next few years in order to further strengthen the market position in Europe and to secure the continuation of the company.

  • Jürgen Müllerschön leaves the company, the Decayeux family becomes the main shareholder of the JU Group.

  • Nicolas Decayeux manages the JU Group alongside Jürgen Müllerschön and in 2015, as exclusive managing director, will take over operational management of the company. During this time, significant investments will be made in the future in order to further expand and modernize production sites in Germany.

  • Nicolas Decayeux retires as CEO and hands over to his brothers Antoine and Stéphane.

  • Introduction of a new corporate identity and expansion of the product portfolio