Founding of a galvanisation facility by qualified engineer Udo Schmalriede in Oldenburg with three employees.
Expansion of the company and transfer of the company headquarters to Ganderkesee, specialising in grinding and hard chrome plating of rollers, shafts and pipes.
Expanding production in mechanical engineering, construction and manufacturing hydraulic cylinders and special machines with our own machine park.
Construction of a production hall for the new mechanical engineering business area.
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.
The product range in marine/yachting equipment is successively expanded.
Bremen becomes the main location.
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.
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.
Entry into the hydraulic steelwork business area.
Expansion of the production space by 1.000 m² to an overall area of 3.600 m².
Expansion of the storage space by a further 600 m.
Establishing a service station in Barcelona for the expanding yachting equipment after sales service business.
After introducing a change of generation in 2012, Udo Schmalriede passes over the technical direction to his eldest daughter (mechanical and welding engineer).
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.