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Engineering Expertise for Over 35 Years

1968

Hubert Gerstlauer starts his professional career at the Schwarzkopf company in Münsterhausen, Bavaria.

 

1982

Hubert Gerstlauer founds the "Gerstlauer Elektro GmbH" in Edelstetten, located close to Münsterhausen.
Year after year, more and more control systems, lighting and pneumatic systems for amusement rides are manufactured.

1991/2

Takeover of the former Schwarzkopf company facilities and relocation of the company headquarters to Münsterhausen

 

1997

Presentation of the first transportable Giant Wheel by Gerstlauer

 

1998

Opening of Gerstlauer's first roller coaster. The "G'sengte Sau" in the German Erlebnispark Tripsdrill represents the next evolution of the popular Wild Mouse.

2000

Production of the highest transportable Giant Wheel (60m) with closed gondolas for the Swiss showman Hablützel. The wheel is part of the EXPO 2000 in Hannover.

2003

World premiere of the roller coaster type "Euro-Fighter" with a vertical lift and a more than vertical drop of 97° in the Danish Bonbonland

2004

Opening of the first Gerstlauer Spinning Coaster at the Mall of America, Minnesota

2007

The company is renamed to Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH to reflect the expanded product range.

2007

Siegfried Gerstlauer becomes managing director and shares the management with Hubert Gerstlauer.

2008

Premiere of Gerstlauer's first Launch Coaster at Farup Sommerland, Denmark

2008

Presentation of the first interactive ride of the Sky Roller type at the Deutsches Museum, Munich

2011

Guinness World Record: Opening of the steepest roller coaster in the world "Takabisha" with a drop anlge of 121° in Fujikyu Highland, Japan

2013

Premiere of the world's first Spinning Coaster with an inversion at Tokyo Joypolis, Japan

2013

Guinness World Record: "The Smiler", the first Infinity Coaster by Gerstlauer opens at Alton Towers Resort, UK and offers worldwide unprecedented 14 inversions in its twisted layout.

2013

Opening of Gerstlauer's 50th roller coaster: "Karacho" at Erlebnispark Tripsdrill, Germany

2015

Germany's highest roller coaster "Der Schwur des KÄRNAN" opens at HANSA-PARK with a worldwide unique backwards free fall in the lift.

2018

Company founder Hubert Gerstlauer retires. Siegfried Gerstlauer and Dr.-Ing. Andreas Simonis form the management team.

2019

Guinness World Record: The Euro-Fighter "TMNT Shellraiser" at Nickelodeon Universe, New Jersey breaks the record for the steepest roller coaster in the world with a beyond vertical drop of 121.5°.

2021

Opening of Gerstlauer's 100th roller coaster and at the same time premiere of Gerstlauer's first suspended roller coaster: The Family Suspended Coaster "Lipovitan Rocket☆Luna" at the Japanese theme park Yomiuriland

 

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