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2017

Kesseböhmer Bohmte

New administration building completed in December 2017 for Kesseböhmer Warenpräsentation GmbH & Co. KG in Bohmte.
The new three-storey building with a floor area of approx. 1,220 m² includes 34 offices, a showroom and two conference rooms.

2017

Krause Metall in Herrnhut

In September 2017 work starts on a construction project for Krause Metall in Herrnhut, part of the Kesseböhmer Group.
The 6,000 m² expansion adds warehousing and production capacity, together with offices, staff facilities and an underground parking garage.

2017

Galvanik III in Dahlinghausen

Third electroplating unit, “Galvanik III”, goes into operation in Dahlinghausen.
A milestone in the company’s 62-year history – together with “Galvanik II”, commissioned in 2009, one of the largest and most advanced electroplating systems in the world is now operating in the small town of Bad Essen-Dahlinghausen. The new electroplating unit takes up an area of 16,500 m². That’s more than two football pitches. Building it required moving 17,000 m³ earth, pouring 6, 000 m³ concrete and using 2,000 t steel.

2017

New coating unit in Bohmte

New coating unit in Bohmte.

2016

Holzwerk Rockenhausen

Holzwerk Rockenhausen is the newest member of the Kesseböhmer.
Group with around 40 employees and a plant with a total area of approx.10,000 m² (4, 000 m² production and 500 m² office space).

2016

Showroom ChinaShowroom opened in China.

2015

90 years Krause Metall

2014

Bohmte plant expanded by 9,200 m² of extra production area and 2,300 m² high-bay distribution centre

2014

Schwarz Werkzeugbau invests several million euros in a new Try-out Center.
In a purpose-built production hall, two new presses (30,000 kN and 8,000 kN) and an 80-tonne crane go into operation. Existing presses are retrofitted to the latest technical standard. 20% new jobs are created and production is organized on a 3-shift basis.

2012

Sales: 370 million EUR,
Total number of employees in the Group: 2.100, of these 161 were trainees

2012

Production plant expansion at Krause Metall in Herrnhut (2.500 m² expansion) and at Kesseböhmer Weilheim (4.500 m² expansion).

2011

Heinrich J. Kesseböhmer dies in a tragic road accident.

Group sales in 2011: over 300 million EUR
Total number of employees in the Group: over 2,000

2010

Bohmte: purchase of neighbouring site with 4,000 m² production space.

2009

Founding of Toplifter in Hungary/Budapest together with long-term business partner Häfele, take over the Huwil Toplifter product family.

2008 / 2009

Completion of the second electroplating unit in Dahlinghausen incl. commissioning of a 4.5 MW wood-fuelled power station for regenerative energy.

2008

Construction start on a further electroplating unit in Bad Essen-Dahlinghausen.

2007

Modernization and expansion of the Herrnhut plant.

Group sales in 2007 approx. 250 million EUR
Total number of employees in the Group 1.750

 

2006

12,600 m².expansion of the Lübeck plant.
Commissioning of another powder-coating system.

2004

Celebration of 50-year company jubilee

Direct sales in 52 countries. Five production plants – all in Germany.

Annual sales 2004: 352 million DM/180 million EUR,
1,450 employees

 

2001

Plant in Dahlinghausen expanded by around 12,000 m² and adjacent west site completed (car park, new access to main road, rainwater storage reservoir).

2000

7,000 m² expansion of the Bohmte plant.

1998

Expanded product portfolio for ergonomic office furniture and caravan fittings by acquiring a plant in in Weilheim/Stuttgart and a supplier of furniture fittings in Herrnhut/Saxony.

Annual sales 1998: 200 million DM,
1,000 employees

 

1997

Oliver Kesseböhmer joins company management team.

Mid-1990s

Export business intensified.

1991

Renovierung und Ausbau des Fachwerkhauses zur Hausausstellung der Produktbereiche „Einbau- und Beschlag-Systeme für Möbel“.

Jahresumsatz 1990: 100 Mio. DM,
740 Mitarbeiter

1989

Ersatz der ersten Galvanik in Dahlinghausen durch einen Neubau.

1980

Powder-coating system for the Bohmte plant

1979

Following his father’s death, Heinrich J. Kesseböhmer takes over as Kesseböhmer CEO.

Annual sales 1979: 35 million DM,
300 employees

 

1976

Bohmte plant expanded and new coating system commissioned.

1972

Early 1970s

Continuous expansion of production capacity Dahlinghausen and Bohmte.

Annual sales 1970: 12 million DM,
250 employees

1969

Bohmte plant opened. New modern powder-coating system in Dahlinghausen expands surface treatment capacity.

First INTERZUM 1969 international supplier trade fair – with Kesseböhmer.

1968

Strong growth in demand for Kesseböhmer display systems. Kesseböhmer display stands are used for POS display of products from Henkel, Nestlé, Coca Cola, Vileda, Bosch and many other leading brands, including Tempo tissues. Bohmte factory is rebuilt.

1965

The first electroplating plant in Dahlinghausen goes into operation.

Early 1960s

Collaboration with major kitchen manufacturers to develop a versatile range of fittings for kitchen units (later also bathroom and bedroom furniture).

1962

Fluidized-bed coating system for plastic coating goes into operation.

1961

The first new building (1,500 m²) expands production capacity for presentation and display systems.

Annual sales 1961: 1 million DM,
40 employees

1959

Adding a PVC-coating system enables Kesseböhmer to expand into production of plastic-coated decorative items and sales and display stands.

1954

Josef Kesseböhmer and his son Heinrich J. Kesseböhmer take over manufacturing operations of Becker & Co., Dahlinghausen. The company produces wire baskets and display stands for shopfitting and presentation.

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