On the 1 September 1924 the foundations of JUNG PUMPEN were laid. In a small building measuring barely 400m² the installation engineer Heinrich Jung set up a plumber’s and installation workshop.
With a working capital of 1.000 “Goldmark” and only one assistant, Heinrich Christian Jung, planned to reach a turnover of 2.500 “Goldmark” in his first year of business. It is true that he was trained as a plumber, but at that time he decided to start with the construction and production of manual operated liquid manure pumps. This decision turned out to be the right one. The liquid manure pumps were very well received by the farmers of the vicinity.
10 years later, in October 1934, Heinrich Christian Jung changed his trade. He gave up the plumber’s and installation workshop and concentrated totally on the production of pumps and took up a wholesale trade for plumber commodity. At that time, the letterhead showed a globe which was underlined by the self-confident term ” liquid manure pumps of world-wide renown”. With that very self-confidence, Heinrich Christian Jung managed to build up an enterprise that to this day is reputed to manufacture products of the highest quality. At the same time drinking water pumps from his own construction were added to the product range.
With the outbreak of war the company had ten employees but the war brought the pump production to a standstill for almost one decade. April 1945 – Steinhagen was still occupied and an end of fights was not in sight – but Heinrich Christian Jung already planned to resume the pump production.
As usual in those days the pumps were used as objects of exchange for food. But Heinrich Christian Jung made out the symptoms of those times and took a chance: While the pre-war-time was determined by craftsman’s production the company then was aimed at industrial mass production. The four existing different fields construction, production, distribution and finance/administration were guided by one responsible executive each, but Heinrich Jung still pulled the strings.
After everyone recovered slowly but surely from the war Heinrich Jung reacted to the market’s demands: Dirty water pumps and sewage disposal units formed the focal point of production. Business was improving and with the first sewage pump, A 54, in 1954 JUNG PUMPEN made its first step into the direction of “reliable sewage disposal”. Heinrich Christian Jung died on the 24 November 1959 at the age of 63 and left a lifework that distinguishes by farsightedness and daring still today.