2015 - Bianca Zorn

After finishing secondary school, Bianca Zorn left Stendal to attend the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences and studied industrial engineering, she specialised in "production and manufacturing". She graduated in 2008 as an industrial engineer. During her studies, she worked as a student and research assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute in Magdeburg.

From 2009 to 2015 she worked in the Fraunhofer Institute Magdeburg for Factory Operation and Automation IFF. She worked as a project controller for the commercial processing of projects for industrial clients, public sponsors, as well as EU projects.

In 2015, Bianca Zorn decided to return to Stendal and join the family business Zorn-Instruments GmbH & Co. KG in commercial controlling.

In 2017 she then became General Manager of Zorn-Instruments GmbH & Co. KG.


1980 - Bernd Zorn

Taken over by the engineer and master precision mechanic Bernd Zorn from his father Gerhard Zorn in 1980, the business certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 with its more than 40 employees is now a modern international organisation with in-house development, design and manufacturing.

1945 - Gerhard Zorn

The engineering and master mechanic Gerhard Zorn rebuilt the business largely destroyed during the Second World War by working as a supplier for the German railways, Deutsche Reichsbahn. In 1955 the manufacture of hardness testers for metal materials was commenced; these testers are still manufactured today by Zorn Instruments.

1918 - Otto Zorn

Taken over by the engineer Otto Zorn after the First World War, the business was primarily involved in repairs in the gunsmiths' trade.

1870 - Wilhelm Schliesser

Founded in 1870 by great-grandfather Wilhelm Schliesser (master mechanic) as a mechanical workshop, the business quickly grew into a factory for safes. It was also great-grandfather Schliesser who made the sewing machine and the velocipede known in Altmark.

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