Julius Huett was born in 02.09.1908 in Schorndorf, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. As for all young boys or growing up men, life was hard at this time due to wars Germany had been, or still was, involved in.
Despite this, he continued to finish his apprenticeship as blacksmith, and later on in his career he combined these skills with working as a caretaker for an orphanage home, together with his wife, Klara, who ran the kitchen. This home also looked after and accommodated women, who had 'drifted' from their good path, and instead of putting them into prison, the facility offered them work, life purpose and the love and care to be able to reintegrate into society. He was there until the home was 50 years later rebuilt. Today it's a care home for elderly people, and also retirement home.
In his (rare) spare time, Julius worked at home in his basement Werkstatt as much as he was able to. Fitted with great skills in steel and metal welding, he did not stay far from taking on big ideas, for example: he invented and build a band saw, which was able to be powered and moved on his bicycle, easy to disconnect bicycle trailers and many mechanical inventions such as pad locks w/o keys, lamp and lamp shades etc.
It was and is this inventors’ drive, which has always reminded me and made me compare him with Gottlieb Daimler, which by no more than coincidence, was also born in Schorndorf. His Werkstatt and ability to bring the most amazing inventions to daylight, is what the company JuliusHuett® is about, and what all our activities and mission stands for. Julius Huett passed away in 13.11.1990. Am immensely proud and grateful that he was my grandfather, and that I was able to spend most of my years as young boy with him, in his Werkstatt, side by side where he created, and allowed his inventions to come to life.
Matthias W Strobel
Co-Founder & CEO
JuliusHuett® Group of Companies