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We are Stender

At the point of time
since 1938

We are engineers, software developers, graphic designers, layout designers, editors. We are specialists, perfectionists, technology freaks. We are Stender. We have been creating technical documentation for well-known national and international high-tech companies for over 85 years.






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Our mission statement

The six pillars of success

Quality, partnership, innovation, transparency, personal responsibility, continuous improvement: these are the foundations of our actions and the reason why we have been successful on the market for 85 years. As a full-service provider for technical documentation, e-learning and product support, we get to the heart of complex technical issues. Our focus is on the areas of high-tech, defense technology, railway technology, medical technology, optics, sensors and complex mechanical engineering.


Our aim is to provide our complex services of the highest quality.


We strive for close and trusting cooperation with our customers and good internal communication.


We aim to be the market leader with innovative ideas and products.


We communicate openly and honestly – both internally and with our external partners.

individual responsibility

We feel responsible for our work.

Continuous improvement

We want to constantly develop ourselves personally and as a company.

Our story

Company Formation

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After studying at the art academy in Hamburg and working as an advertising manager for the Heinkel company in Rostock (1934 to 1938), the illustrator and artist Kurt Stender founded the Stender company in Berlin.


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War and post-war turmoil do not allow the continuation of the company by it´s founder until 1948 in Wangen im Allgäu.

Documentation level 1: Handwritten documentation

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Technical documentations are hand crafted in pencil by the editors. Illustrations are created on the drawing table, partially generated by means of stencils. Colored illustrations are elaborately colored by hand.

First orders

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In February 1957 the company already receives its first orders from the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB).

The step to become a full service provider

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The next generation is in the starting blocks. In 1974 Lutz Stender takes over the company and develops it into a full service provider for technical documentation of various products.

Documentation technology level 2: typewriter

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A completely new technical solution for documentation has arrived: The handwritten texts are transcribed in the in-house writing office. The following devices were used in the implementation: IBM typewriters, Adler Breitkopf typewriters, IBM Composer, IBM Text 3, Siemens compact text station and the like.

Always up to date

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The next milestone following the typewriter: The PC prevails and offers the option of data module-based documentation (HTML / SGML) implemented according to the single source principle.

A new branch

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Due to the constantly growing number of customers, a subsidiary was founded in Jena in 1997.

The next generation II

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With Dr. Michael Stender taking over the management in third generation in 2003 and the acquisition of well-known new customers, the company expands to a current staff of around fifty highly qualified employees.

A new branch III

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The Stender company opens another office in Koblenz.

Documentation technology level 4: Augmented Reality

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Interactive and intuitive - virtuality and reality in harmony. Technical communication is changing fundamentally. The Stender company keeps up with the times: With augmented reality, mobile documentation and virtual reality, completely new possibilities can be utilized.

Moving to new building

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Since January 07.01.2020th, 5, the headquarters of Stender GmbH has been located in the impressive new building at Simoniusstrasse XNUMX in Wangen. Working in the modern, light-flooded offices is highly valued by employees and creates an open-door atmosphere. Spacious meeting rooms, a yoga room with showers and a wonderful view of the Allgäu Alps complete the ambience.

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The faces behind the success

Highly specialized service providers, team players, partners & consultants

85 employees with a passion for technology and innovation. With extensive know-how, specialists in their field. Highly qualified employees who not only work independently, but also laugh together, do sports together and brainstorm ideas together.

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The team

  • Technical writers (graduate engineers/technicians) from a wide range: from drive and electrical engineering to mechanical engineering and computer science to medical technology and optical electronics
  • Technical graphic designers and technical illustrators
  • Logistics specialists
  • software developer
  • Media designer, layout artists
  • Multimedia authors (video, CUA, graphic animation, ...)
  • Proofreaders, revisers

The Executive

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dr Michael Stender

Executive Director

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dr Christian Waller

Authorized Signatory, Head of Operations


Joachim Stohr

Authorized Signatory, Head of Product Management/Sales


Hubert Satzger

QMB, Head of Strategic Projects/Sales

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Our goal-oriented way of working

We work in project-related teams and bundle the specific experiences for the respective project. This not only creates important synergies, but also the best possible customer orientation and quality assurance. The majority of our employees are technically and editorially trained technical writers.

Social and cultural commitment

We face our responsibility...

... for our customers and employees, but also for our region and its people. Our commitment covers the most important pillars of social life: We support institutions and clubs in the areas of education, sport and culture.


We support:

  • Rupert Neß High School
  • BBF Lake Constance Business Forum
  • LGS State Garden Show Wangen
  • Deutschlandstipendium at the Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences
  • International Mobility Founder at Ravensburg-Weingarten University
  • Festspiele Wangen
  • Music band Deuchelried
  • MTG Wangen Handball
  • FC Wangen

Further information
You can find out more about the commitment in the blog

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quality management

Quality assurance - a matter of course for us

We are a company certified according to DIN EN ISO 9100:2018. In order to achieve first-class quality of our products and services, we combine various quality assurance methods. Only when the products have successfully passed our quality controls do they meet our high requirements and are delivered to you. Various DIN standards specify a continuous quality assurance process.

Four pillars of quality assurance

01 | Editorial system S-Tools
Specially developed in-house and continuously evolved. Our S-Tools for quality assurance.

02 | QA processes/testing routines
Automated and integrated QA processes and testing routines ensure the high quality standard of all of our managed project data.

03 | Editing/four-eye principle
Executed by trained and experienced editors. Including control of all ergonomic / optical features, such as uniform layout, page design, informative value and quality of the graphics, meaningful and correct linking, user-friendly handling and advertising effectiveness.

04 | Cooperation
All quality agreements between you as the client and ourselves are carefully implemented and checked before each delivery.

With us, you are the focus

Your personal contact person

dr Michael Stender, LL.M.

Executive director

T + 49 7522 706-0

Get in touch!