Our company, now in operation for more than 155 years, has had the same family ownership for five consecutive generations – reasons enough to be delighted as well as grateful.
Johann Immanuel Perrot (1835-1898) was born as the seventh child in his family. He studied to become a locksmith. After completing his studies, he travelled extensively prior to working for the tower clock firm of Mannhardt in Munich. This ultimately enabled him to establish his own firm in 1860, hence the foundation of our firm.
Heinrich Immanuel Perrot (1864-1948) also studied the tower clockmakers’ trade. Furthermore, he was an inventor. He was the first man in the former German Empire to have developed and constructed an electro-mechanical chimeworks and a winch principle for tower clocks.
Walter Immanuel Perrot (1895-1978), after having completed his basic schooling, decided to become a mechanic in his father’s firm. After World War I, he successfully attended a training school for Master Clockmakers in the Black Forest town of Schwenningen. In 1954, Walter Perrot innovated and developed a new concept in chimeworks. Such a prototype was installed at Leutenbach (Württemberg) for the Protestant Church. Accordingly, this model became a success story for many years to come.
Heinrich Immanuel Perrot (1929-2014) became in 1952 the fourth generation company owner. His credentials were impressive. After his formal studies, he completed an apprenticeship at his uncle’s Perrot Regnerbau (sprinkler systems) and then became a trainee at the Clock Factory Bürk & Sons in Schwenningen (Black Forest). Finally, he successfully completed his mechanical engineering studies at the Public Engineering College in Esslingen (Germany).