Andreas Albert (born April 12, 1821 in Zell am Main ; † October 30, 1882 in Frankenthal ) was a foreman at Koenig & Bauer . In 1863, together with Andreas Hamm, he founded the Albert & Hamm high-speed press factory in Frankenthal.
Albert attended elementary school and the polytechnic school in his birthplace in Zell am Main and began training at the neighboring Koenig & Bauer printing machine factory at the age of 14. After an apprenticeship under Andreas Friedrich Bauer , he was appointed foreman in 1845. Albert applied to the C. Reichenbachschen machine factory in Augsburg , from which MAN later emerged. There he was the responsible plant manager and assembly manager for high-speed press construction . During this time, in addition to his professional activity, he gave evening courses and wrote the textbook Der Maschinenmeister an der Schnellpresse .
In 1856 Albert met Andreas Hamm on a business trip . Both founded the Albert & Hamm company in 1863 . As contractually stipulated, Andreas Albert and Andreas Hamm parted ways ten years later and Albert founded the Albert & Cie. Schnellpressenfabrik. , which was renamed Albert-Frankenthal AG in 1971 and has been part of Koenig & Bauer since 1990 . 
Albert set up courses for the qualification of his employees and was the initiator of the re-establishment of the Frankenthaler Gewerbeverein in 1867, in the context of which he devised the free advanced training school of the trade association, in which he participated as a teacher. In 1878 the school became the property of the city and around 1900 it became the Frankenthal Master School. Today the resulting vocational school in Frankenthal bears his name.
In 1879 Albert was appointed to the city council in Frankenthal because of his services to vocational training. Here he initiated, among other things, the construction of the new school building, the “Neumayer School” and was jointly responsible for the installation of gas lighting in the city.
Albert died on October 30, 1882 as a result of a lifelong suffering from asthma. From then on, his company was run by his son Aloys.
- The cradle of printing machine construction
- City of Frankenthal, biography of Andreas Alberts ( Memento from September 27, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF file; 247 kB)
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||German industrialist, co-founder of the fast press factory Albert & Hamm|
|DATE OF BIRTH||12. April 1821|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Zell am Main|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 30, 1882|
|Place of death||Frankenthal (Palatinate)|