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1962

The subcontracting excavating company “Kleesch & Vorwerk” is founded in Tostedt by Friedrich Vorwerk and Wilhelm Kleesch.

1972
The name of the company is officially changed to FRIEDRICH VORWERK KG.

1975
Friedrich Vorwerk sets up the second branch of his company in Lüchow, situated near the former East/West border of Germany.

1990
The third subsidiary is set up in Halle (Saale) under the name of FRIEDRICH VORWERK Rohrleitungsbau GmbH.

1997
The Irene and Friedrich Vorwerk Foundation is founded. Friedrich Vorwerk receives the Lower Saxony Order of Merit.

1998
Friedrich Vorwerk hands over the company to his three managing directors Klaus-Dieter Ehlen, Hanjürgen Grabner and Peter Tödter.

1999
The company’s founder Friedrich Vorwerk dies at the age of 68.

2001
VORWERK Pipeline- und Anlagenservice GmbH is founded in Halle. FRIEDRICH VORWERK KG (GmbH & Co) purchases the ASA Gesellschaft für Schweißarbeiten und Rohrleitungsbau GmbH in Herne which then becomes the VORWERK - ASA GmbH.

2002
The branch in Lüchow is integrated into the FRIEDRICH VORWERK KG (GmbH & Co) Tostedt. The four companies with their different fields of work make up the VORWERK Group.

2006
The longstanding managing director Peter Tödter dies in a tragic plane crash.

2007
Torben Kleinfeldt becomes a new managing director in the VORWERK Group.

2012
On July, 1st, 2012, the European Pipeline Services GmbH was newly established by the shareholders Einhaus Anlagenservice GmbH and FRIEDRICH VORWERK KG (GmbH & Co). Since then, the company has taken over the testing and inspection activities for pipelines and plants from the Einhaus Anlagenservice GmbH

2012
50th company anniversary in Tostedt

2013
Merger of the FRIEDRICH VORWERK Rohrleitungsbau GmbH & Co. KG in Petersberg into the FRIEDRICH VORWERK KG (GmbH & Co.) in Tostedt

2015
By acquiring 50% of the corporate shares of the SKS-Strassenbau GmbH, the company is legally and organizationally integrated into the VORWERK company group

2015
Establishment of an additional location of the VORWERK Pipeline- und Anlagenservice GmbH in Tostedt which specialises in service activities for biogas upgrading plants

2016
25th company anniversary in Halle/Saale

2018
Addition of Mr. Kevin Loots to the management board of the VORWERK Group