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History

FROM PIONEER TO GLOBAL BRAND

Since 1970: Competitive edge through innovative force

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

Willy Brandt’s well-known words exemplify the path that milon has followed. For more than four decades now, our company has been making its mark on the way people train. As a pioneer and trendsetter, milon has always been among the prime movers of an entire industry.

  • 2016
  • Bodylife Award 2016

    milon earned 1st place and received the BODYLIFE Award in the category “Regulatory-compliant medical devices”.

  • BeN

    The “networking forum for the hip pocket” collects all of the key indicators from the studio administration system of an operator's own facility and compares them to the performance of the other networked studios.

  • 2015
  • Udo Münster

    As the new CEO of milon industries GmbH, Udo Münster takes charge of the strategic and international orientation of the company and strengthens the management team with the addition of CFO Stefan Pufe and majority shareholder Hubert Haupt.

  • milonizer

    milon launches the milonizer, a biometric recognition system that determines the user's body dimensions automatically within seconds.

  • 2014
  • red dot design award

    • The milcanic series earns the renowned red dot Design Award 2013.

  • milon Hotel Active

    milon makes hotel training facilities more attractive and profitable with a new operator concept.

  • 2013
  • milcanic

    milon launches its mechanical equipment series “milcanic” and receives the FIBO Innovation Award (Design category).

  • Stefan Pufe

    As Head of Sales, Stefan Pufe strengthens the management team with the addition of Managing Director Richard Hauser and majority shareholder Hubert Haupt

  • milon CARE – the training software of the future

    milon launches its innovative system solution, which orchestrates functions ranging from machine control and the scheduling and analysis of training programs to the management of the training facility.

  • milon industries becomes a full-range supplier

    milon expands its product and services offering to include turnkey operator concepts.

  • 2012
  • Hubert Haupt and milon Holding GmbH

    Hubert Haupt joins milon as new majority shareholder and G&H Industriebeteiligung GmbH becomes milon Holding GmbH.

  • New design line, new operator concept and an award

    In the same year, milon launches the PREMIUM design line, implements its first operator concept with Physio Aktiv, and earns the coveted Fitness-Tribune Industry Award.

  • Bodylife Awards

    Recognition for successful work continues: milon receives the BODYLIFE Award in the categories “Cardio devices compliant with German regulatory requirements” and “Strength devices compliant with German regulatory requirements”.

  • milon underwrites scientific research in the field of “Sports and cancer”.

    Establishment of the milon Institute headed by Dr. Freerk Baumann, an expert in the field of “Exercise, sports and cancer”.

  • 2011
  • FIBO Innovation Award

    The following year, milon receives the FIBO Innovation Award once again in the Concept category.

  • 2010
  • German regulatory compliance and FIBO Innovation Award

    In recognition for launching German regulatory-compliant medical devices, the industry's leading trade fair presents milon with the FIBO Innovation Award (Concepts category).

  • 2009
  • miha becomes milon

    miha becomes milon. Brand relaunch
    With the rebranding of the company, milon Industries GmbH ushers in more than just an image makeover.

  • Bodylife Award

    milon receives the BODYLIFE Award in the categories “Newcomer of the year”, “Regulatory-compliant cardio devices” and “Regulatory-compliant strength devices”.

  • 2008
  • G&H Industriebeteiligung GmbH

    miha Maschinen GmbH is acquired by G&H Industriebeteiligung GmbH.

  • Financial Service

    milon Financial Services is established.

  • 2007
  • Cable Tec

    With the “CableTec” line, miha launches its first electronically controlled cable pull machines.

  • 2006
  • Re-Branding

    Time for a re-branding: miha takes on a new look.

  • 2004
  • miha Highwalker

    Market launch of the “Highwalker” elliptical.

  • 2002
  • Entrepreneur of the Year

    The trade journal BODYLIFE names Dieter Miehlich “Entrepreneur of the Year”.

  • 2001
  • Expansion

    With the new millennium, miha also takes on a new magnitude: production facilities are expanded to 4,700m².

  • miha Cruiser

    Market launch of the “Cruiser”.

  • 2000
  • miha Train Tec

    Full circle: With “TrainTec”, miha launches a new generation of electronic strength training machines and also reinvents the well-established circuit concept.

  • 1997
  • miha Crosswalker

    Market launch of the “Crosswalker” elliptical.

  • 1996
  • miha Rollo Fit

    miha launches “rollo Fit”, the only roller massage machine with height adjustment.

  • miha Pro Line

    Production of the “pro Line” cardio series begins.

  • 1995
  • Relocation to Emersacker

    The company grows and relocates its headquarters from Augsburg to Emersacker in rural district of Augsburg.

  • 1991
  • miha Pro Step Control

    Now the heart comes into play: With the “pro Step control”, miha debuts the world’s first stair climber with heart rate-controlled operation.

  • miha Club Line

    Production of the “club Line” cardio series begins.

  • 1990
  • miha Cardio-Line with smart card system

    Intelligence comes to automation: With the newly launched Cardio-Line, the machines are now converted to smart card system for the planning and control of training.

  • 1987
  • miha Trainlab

    Automatic – that's also the keyword for the latest development: the first electronically controlled strength training machines of the “Trainlab” series are developed.

  • 1985
  • Squash becomes automatic

    Launch of the first automatic squash ball serving machine with ball preheating.

  • 1981
  • No.1 in Europe

    miha is Europe's leading ball serving machine supplier and launches an automatic ski trainer.

  • 1977
  • miha extends product range

    miha expands its product range and now offers five different models of ball serving machines.

  • 1973
  • miha develops first ball serving machine

    Training for tennis players: miha develops the first automatic tennis ball serving machine. It’s a big hit on tennis courts the world over.

  • 1971
  • Foundation

    milon's success story starts with the establishment of miha Maschinen GmbH in Augsburg by Dieter Miehlich.