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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 FRIEDRICH 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 FRIEDRICH VORWERK Group.