Hylatechnik was founded in Ilsfeld, Germany by Paul Chrubasik in 1966. Paul previously worked as a foreman in the press shop at August Läpple company in Heilbronn. During that period he gained a vast amount of experience in press and tool-making. He invented and built the first blanking stroke dampers, which have become a standard component in presses. The first and current Hylatechnik facility was built in 1971, and in the following year technologies such as hydraulics and digital proportional-stroke monitoring were applied in presses – a novelty in those days. Hylatechnik has continued to expand over the years and proudly presents itself as a modern firm that has an international reputation as a specialist and solution-provider in the metal forming industry.