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We are the drivers of the European energy transition. In our core markets natural gas, electricity and hydrogen we offer our customers innovative and reliable solutions for the energy infrastructure of tomorrow.

For 60 years our name stands for the highest technological competence, continuous innovation and high reliability in the realization of complex energy grids and transformation systems across Europe. The safety, dependability and cost-effectiveness of our solutions are our top priority - for the benefit of our customers and society as a whole.

The basis for our success is the combination of our state-of-the-art technology as well as the know-how and experience of our more than 1,800 qualified employees across 13 locations in Germany and Europe. This provides the confidence in our capabilities and makes VORWERK one of the leading German companies in pipeline and plant engineering for network operators, industry, municipalities and energy suppliers.

Our company dates back to 1962 – it all began with a Porsche…


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

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

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

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

Founding of Irene and Friedrich Vorwerk Foundation for the financing and implementation of social projects. Friedrich Vorwerk receives the Lower Saxony Order of Merit.

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

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

Expansion of the Energy Engineering division by founding the VORWERK Pipeline- und Anlagenservice GmbH in Halle as well as the takeover of the ASA Gesellschaft für Schweißarbeiten und Rohrleitungsbau GmbH in Herne, which subsequently continues to operate independently under the name VORWERK-ASA GmbH.

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.

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

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

VORWERK launches hydrogen strategy and realizes technical implementation of the first green hydrogen electrolysis plant in Germany.

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.

50th company anniversary in Tostedt.

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

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

25th company anniversary in Halle/Saale.

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

Acquisition of the plant engineering company EAS to complement the Energy Engineering division and acquisition of MESA to expand the competence in the field of electronic measurement and control technology.

Acquisition of Bohlen & Doyen to expand capacity in the field of Energy Grids and Engineering as well as additional technological competence in underground power cable construction and HDD drilling (horizontal & directional drilling).

Acquisition of Energy & Environment Engineering (EEE) to expand the technology portfolio for specialized flow measurement (OrQa®), which subsequently continues to operate independently under the name VORWERK-EEE GmbH.

Legal restructuring of the group of companies by founding FRIEDRICH VORWERK Group SE and FRIEDRICH VORWERK Management SE.

Acquisition of KORUPP GmbH to expand capacity in the field of cathodic corrosion protecion.

IPO of FRIEDRICH VORWERK Group SE. The shares trade on the Prime Standard segment of the German Stock Exchange since March 25, 2021.

Acquisition of GOTTFRIED PUHLMANN Group to open up new regional markets and additional growth opportunities in the electricity and district heating markets.

Acquisition of Hempel Aluminiumbau GmbH (HALU for short) to expand our expertise in the field of enclosures for gas pressure regulating stations and complete our entire value chain.

SKS Straßenbau GmbH is renamed Gottfried Puhlmann Hamburg GmbH in order to bundle all activities in the areas of road and cable line construction in the Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the surrounding area in one company.

Retirement of our long-standing Management Board member Klaus-Dieter Ehlen.

Relocation of our headquarters in Tostedt from Niedersachsenstraße 19-21 to the new building at Harburger Straße 19, 21255 Tostedt.