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HistorY

 

1982

Founding of a galvanisation facility by qualified engineer Udo Schmalriede in Oldenburg with three employees.

 

1984

Expansion of the company and transfer of the company headquarters to Ganderkesee, specialising in grinding and hard chrome plating of rollers, shafts and pipes.

 

1989

Expanding production in mechanical engineering, construction and manufacturing hydraulic cylinders and special machines with our own machine park.

 

 

1990

Construction of a production hall for the new mechanical engineering business area.

 

1995

Entry into the marine equipment area (focus: mega yachts) through the construction and manufacture of hydraulic-electrically controlled crane systems and personal launching appliances; increasing the number staff in the construction department.

 

 

2002

The product range in marine/yachting equipment is successively expanded.

Bremen becomes the main location.

 

2004

Over the years, through the constant growth in numbers of Gilbert & Schmalriede installations on ships, a new field of business in the area after sales service has developed where our service technicians are working worldwide.

 

 

2006

Another relocation within Bremen into the Bremen freight terminal (GVZ) with production, storage and office space of 2.600 m². The hydraulics business area is built up.

 

2007

Entry into the hydraulic steelwork business area.

 

 

2009

Expansion of the production space by 1.000 m² to an overall area of 3.600 m².

 

 

2012

Expansion of the storage space by a further 600 m.

 

 

2014

Establishing a service station in Barcelona for the expanding yachting equipment after sales service business.

 

 

2015

After introducing a change of generation in 2012, Udo Schmalriede passes over the technical direction to his eldest daughter (mechanical and welding engineer).

 

 

2017

Expansion of the hydraulics area in service/repairs, among other things with the addition of a mobile spindle service.

Around 100 workers are employed in yachting equipment, hydraulics and hydraulic steelwork on a total area of what is now 5.200 m².