100+ years of history

Exyte has a history of over 100 years. Its origin is in Stuttgart, Germany. Today, Exyte is active world-wide delivering the most challenging technology facilities in the world. Follow our development from an “inventor of a wood chip extractor” to an “EPC contractor for semiconductor facilities”. And think with us ahead what is to come.


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 an equipment supplier for the semiconductor, pharma, R&D and energy industries.


We supplied all airflow equipment for the largest nuclear power station of its time in Germany.


M+W's semiconductor facility in Taiwan marks a milestone for Advanced Technology Facilities as its first large project in Asia.

1987: 75-year anniversary with sales of €75m


M+W Group was named the lead contractor for various semiconductor projects in “Silicon Saxony” in Germany. We also signed our first major contract for a largescale flat panel display production facility in Taiwan, while continuing to develop 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 and large semiconductor and flat panel projects in Asia and the United States.

2010: Facility Management Zander was sold.

2012: M+W Group celebrates the 100-year anniversary and storied history as a leading global engineering and construction company with a jubilee for clients and employees.


In 2018, our brand name was updated to reflect our forward-thinking strategy and to emphasize the future ahead of us. For this, the core activities of M+W Group have been transformed into a new group 'Exyte'.

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