13th Century- Decorative Glass: Heubach’s ventured into manufacturing of Decorative Glasses in the middle of 13th century. Fragmented documentation suggests that during 400 years to follow, 7 more generations of Heubach’s carried on their family’s entrepreneurial tradition of glassmaking till the middle of 18th century, before Johann Simon Heubach turned to porcelain manufacturing.
1764- Porcelain Business: In 1764, Heubach’s started Porcelain manufacturing along with Johann Georg Greiner, inventor of porcelain. The Heubach family later expanded porcelain manufacturing to all provinces of Thuringia, Germany. Later, Johann Gabriel Heubach adds manufacturing of porcelain dolls to the traditional lines of Decorative China and becomes one of Europe’s largest exporters in this field. Till today, Heubach’s 19th century porcelain dolls are a part of collectors’ items and are preserved in museums, showcased in auctions and antique fairs mainly in Europe and North America.
1804- Pigment Business: In 1804, business partner of Friedrich Louis Heubach’s father-in-law, Eduard Heuäcker, starts “Goslarer Farbenwerke” (Goslar Colorants Works). After 1830, Eduard Heuäcker takes charge of white pigment operations in Oelze and Osterwieck (near Goslar). After 1867, under Louis Heubach’s mentorship, the operations of Osterwick plant are doubled and Louis Heubach receives gold medal for technological leadership from Emporer Franz Joseph at 1873 World Fair in Vienna. Later, Louis passes his business on to son Carl in 1884. Under Carl’s direction, the operation increases production from 300 to 2000 tonnes in 1914.