Founding of the company at the current location as a cardboard factory by Heinrich Auhagen
The company is passed to the son Rudolf Auhagen, Sr.
Rudolf Auhagen, Jr., skilled painter and graphic artist returns home from war and starts finishing his own cardboard products. Moulded glass jam lids, punched Christmas tree decorations and the like as well as cardboard packaging are produced.
While building a traditional Erzgebirge Christmas town for his family, he has the idea of designing and manufacturing houses for model railways as kits. They are made completely of cardboard and paper and complemented with wooden parts.
The company continues to develop. Rudolf Auhagen, Sr. and Rudolf Auhagen, Jr. establish H. Auhagen KG. Rudolf Auhagen, Jr. assumes the position of Managing Director.
Internal tool production is established and plastic injection moulding machines are purchased in order to produce plastic injection moulds and parts internally. This allows plastic chimneys, windows and roof ridge tile strips, etc. to be added. This is referred to as a "mixed construction".
1970 – 1971
The cardboard manufacturing is liquidated. A large reconstruction and expansion building project follows. The assortment of buildings is gradually converted to fully plastic designs – in line with the trend.
Forced nationalisation of the company, which became VEB Modellspielwaren Marienberg-Hüttengrund (MAMOS – The People’s Model Toys Company).
Incorporation of VEB Modellbahn-Zubehör (formerly Scheffler) as a production segment.
The company is incorporated into the VEB VERO Olbernhau association of companies as VEB VERO, Factory 5 Marienberg-Hüttengrund.
Reprivatisation of the company Auhagen by the now 70-year-old Rudolf Auhagen Jr. (dec. 19.04.1995). The production of the established range of Auhagen model railway accessories and the cardboard packaging is continued with 13 employees.
First participation at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair and awarding of the "Model of the year 1991" with their Klingenberg-Colmnitz HO station. Readers and editors of the Eisenbahn-Magazin also voted Auhagen products as "Model of the year" in 1993, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Rudolf Auhagen Jr. hands the company over to the 4th generation, his daughter Ute Hofmann-Auhagen.
Auhagen GmbH is founded and remains 100 percent family owned.
Extensive reconstruction and extension measures at the company's founding location.
Auhagen GmbH purchases the former VERO-Model Railway Accessories Production Company Olbernhau from the trustee, relocates it to Marienberg and gradually releases a new range of products.
“1st Auhagen Open House"
1998 – 1999
The company invests in modern technology, especially in tool production and plastic injection moulding.
The company Auhagen employs 26 staff and trains a media designer and a tool maker. The company also reclaims its place as the market leader in the new German states and is the only company to manufacture a complete range of TT buildings. It is also the only model railway accessories manufacturer in the new German states and the "smallest" compared to the competition.
Weather disaster in the Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis district: approx. 300 square metres of the basement, which was being used to store material and semi-finished goods, including all technical systems such as heating, compressors, lift, fuse boxes, cooling water and service water, was completely flooded. The approx. 200 square metre adjoining building with the Auhagen shop, warehouse for trade fairs and product archive in the attic sustained so much damage that it had to be torn down. Only the product archive could be saved. Fortunately, the production site and the finished goods warehouse were unharmed.