Wanting is good, boring is terrific!
– Congratulations to the German tunnel boring machine pioneer on his 80th birthday!
Martin Herrenknecht, founder and Chairman of the Board of Herrenknecht AG, is a pioneering maker from Schwanau, Baden-Württemberg. In 1977, he founded the Herrenknecht company. Since then, he has been building state-of-the-art tunnel boring machines that have been involved in more than 5,700 projects worldwide. We, his employees, are proud to do our math today: 1,577 large diameter breakthroughs over 45 years!!! Summed up together, that’s 4,493 km of built tunnels for metro and railway lines alone.
From the start, Herrenknecht's machines have been realizing sustainable infrastructure projects with high civil impact together with partners and for demanding customers around the world, connecting the subsoil and the earth's surface in innovative ways, connecting parts of a country and even world regions with each other.
Today, we pause for a moment to congratulate you, Mr. Herrenknecht: our warmest and best wishes for your eightieth birthday! Never back, always forward! Or, as you like to say, "Think positive. Together we are building our future!"