Knowing our roots and our predecessors is a way to understand a little more about ourselves and why we are what we are today. Our strong bond with Germany and family entrepreneurship is solidified by the fifth generation of entrepreneurs, the fourth generation in the steel business and the preservation of the values of quality, design, punctuality, commitment and respect inherited from our German ancestors. Here we tell a little of that story.
1820

Christian Gottlieb Huscher e Christiane Sophia Schuster

Christian Gottlieb Huscher
01/18/1824 – Schleiz/Alemanha
02/08/1886 – Blumenau/SC.

Christiane Sophia Schuster
20/05/1825 – Schleiz/Alemanha
 February/1908 – Blumenau/SC.

In 1854, they left the village Möschlitz, domain of Schleiz, in the State of Thüringen in Germany, bound for the Itajaí/SC valley, together with the famous Dr. Blumenau and the first German settlers, where they would be part of the foundation of the city that would inherit his name and become the biggest German colony in the planet.

1860

Hermann Gottlieb Huscher

Hermann’s House in Blumenau

08/15/1863 03/01/1946

Well known in the city for his entrepreneurship, which helped the city grow, with a large family and exemplary longevity, he was recognized for his efforts with the naming of a street that passed by his tannery, which today has become one of the main roads in the Blumenau region.

83rd anniversary Hermann 8/15/1945

Hermann Huscher lived to be 86 years old, an enormous vitality, as at the time people lived an average of 40 years. Hermann was a businessman, very intelligent and ahead of his time. He founded a leather factory powered by water wheel, as there was no electricity. All machinery was designed by him.

He had with his first wife, Caroline Louise Koch, eigth children. She died after giving birth. He remarried Klara Emilie Johanna Heringer and had a total of 17 children.

1900

Freymund Huscher

01/04/1905   11/26/1946

Son of Hermann Huscher and Caroline Louise Koch, originally from Blumenau, moved to Taió/SC, where, in the mid-1930s, he set up Huscher`s smithy , the family’s first company in the steel and metallurgy sector. Specialized in the production of agricultural tools, horseshoes, carts, shovels and hoes. Without electricity, all machinery was boiler-powered. Considered a man with a business vision far beyond his time, he built his company on the basis of personal effort and determination. He was a prominent figure in the city and president of the hunting and shooting club of Taió/SC from which his portrait emerged. He died at age 40 due to complications related to an appendix surgery. He married Gertrud Krepsky, with whom he had 5 children.

1930

Edmundo Huscher

16/04/1932 – Blumenau  02/04/1974 – São Paulo.

He took over his father’s company at the age of 14, among the five children he was the oldest man. He used to work 15 hours without a break, reports that he sometimes worked so hard that he passed out. As the years passed, they built Edmund mother’s house, acquired land and properties. However, due to family quarrels, Edmund was forced to withdraw from the administration of the company and saw her bankruptcy and be rented later on. He died young, at 40 years old due to lung cancer.

1950

Fraimundo Huscher

01/25/1954   02/01/2018

As a tradition in German families, the eldest son was supposed to become a shepherd, but with the death of his father, Fraimundo returned at the age of 16 from the seminary to take care of his mother and four younger brothers. After a brilliant career at Siemens Brazil, he founded his own metallurgical company following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father and calls it Nilko. With a simple start and a lot of effort, where he and another assistant welded parts in a rented space behind a mechanic while his wife did the administrative work and took care of the family, he became an example of overcoming difficulties and determination in the face of all adversities imposed for thirty-eight years as the ceo of the company.

2020

The Group

Fraimundo Huscher left a great legacy to his family. Your company turned forty in 2020.

His children, raised around metallurgy and with a legacy of perseverance and entrepreneurship from their ancestors, seek to value the legacy left to them and continue the family’s German and industrial traditions.

Today it is managed by his wife Antônia Ana Huscher, his son Artur Huscher and his daughter Andrea Huscher, who currently holds the position of CEO of the Nilko Group.

Knowing our roots and our predecessors is a way to understand a little more about ourselves and why we are what we are today. Our strong bond with Germany and family entrepreneurship is solidified by the fifth generation of entrepreneurs, the fourth generation in the steel business and the preservation of the values of quality, design, punctuality, commitment and respect inherited from our German ancestors. Here we tell a little of that story.
1820

Christian Gottlieb Huscher e Christiane Sophia Schuster

Christian Gottlieb Huscher
01/18/1824 – Schleiz/Alemanha
 02/08/1886 – Blumenau/SC.

Christiane Sophia Schuster
05/20/1825 – Schleiz/Alemanha
February/1908 – Blumenau/SC.

In 1854, they left the village Möschlitz, domain of Schleiz, in the State of Thüringen in Germany, bound for the Itajaí/SC valley, together with the famous Dr. Blumenau and the first German settlers, where they would be part of the foundation of the city that would inherit his name and become the biggest German colony in the planet.

1860

Hermann Gottlieb Huscher

Hermann’s House in Blumenau

08/15/1863 03/01/1946

Well known in the city for his entrepreneurship, which helped the city grow, with a large family and exemplary longevity, he was recognized for his efforts with the naming of a street that passed by his tannery, which today has become one of the main roads in the Blumenau region.

83rd anniversary Hermann 8/15/1945

Hermann Huscher lived to be 86 years old, an enormous vitality, as at the time people lived an average of 40 years. Hermann was a businessman, very intelligent and ahead of his time. He founded a leather factory powered by water wheel, as there was no electricity. All machinery was designed by him.

He had with his first wife, Caroline Louise Koch, eigth children. She died after giving birth. He remarried Klara Emilie Johanna Heringer and had a total of 17 children.

1900

Freymund Huscher

01/04/1905   11/26/1946

Son of Hermann Huscher and Caroline Louise Koch, originally from Blumenau, moved to Taió/SC, where, in the mid-1930s, he set up Huscher`s smithy , the family’s first company in the steel and metallurgy sector. Specialized in the production of agricultural tools, horseshoes, carts, shovels and hoes. Without electricity, all machinery was boiler-powered. Considered a man with a business vision far beyond his time, he built his company on the basis of personal effort and determination. He was a prominent figure in the city and president of the hunting and shooting club of Taió/SC from which his portrait emerged. He died at age 40 due to complications related to an appendix surgery. He married Gertrud Krepsky, with whom he had 5 children.

1930

Edmundo Huscher

16/04/1932 – Blumenau  02/04/1974 – São Paulo.

He took over his father’s company at the age of 14, among the five children he was the oldest man. He used to work 15 hours without a break, reports that he sometimes worked so hard that he passed out. As the years passed, they built Edmund mother’s house, acquired land and properties. However, due to family quarrels, Edmund was forced to withdraw from the administration of the company and saw her bankruptcy and be rented later on. He died young, at 40 years old due to lung cancer.

1950

Fraimundo Huscher

01/25/1954   02/01/2018

As a tradition in German families, the eldest son was supposed to become a shepherd, but with the death of his father, Fraimundo returned at the age of 16 from the seminary to take care of his mother and four younger brothers. After a brilliant career at Siemens Brazil, he founded his own metallurgical company following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father and calls it Nilko. With a simple start and a lot of effort, where he and another assistant welded parts in a rented space behind a mechanic while his wife did the administrative work and took care of the family, he became an example of overcoming difficulties and determination in the face of all adversities imposed for thirty-eight years as the ceo of the company.

2020

The Group

Fraimundo Huscher left a great legacy to his family. Your company turned forty in 2020.

His children, raised around metallurgy and with a legacy of perseverance and entrepreneurship from their ancestors, seek to value the legacy left to them and continue the family’s German and industrial traditions.

Today it is managed by his wife Antônia Ana Huscher, his son Artur Huscher and his daughter Andrea Huscher, who currently holds the position of CEO of the Nilko Group.