Always progressing on behalf of our customers

Our company's history is very closely linked with the industrial and technical changes over the years – from 1901 to the present day. Right from the outset, we have put the needs of our customers first and have always been one step ahead of the times. This has remained the case right up to today.

2018

The Titgemeyer company acquires RIEKO GmbH, a company based in south Germany.

2017

Titgemeyer Group receives its certification from the chamber of commerce as an "IHK TOP Training Company".

2016

The subsidiary Titgemeyer Turkey is established in Istanbul.

2014

Joachim Sommer Dr. (Univ. Nebraska-Lincoln) is appointed sole Managing Director of Gebr. Titgemeyer GmbH & Co. KG and GTO Beteiligungs-GmbH. The previous managing directors, Gerd-Christian and Manfred Titgemeyer, stay on at the Group as shareholders.

2012

Titgemeyer acquires its long-time supplier, Baker & Finnemore Limited, in Birmingham, and recruits its first field sales representative for the Netherlands.

2001

Titgemeyer celebrates 100 years in business.

2000

Titgemeyer acquires the Czech-based RIVETEC S.R.O. company.

1995

The subsidiary Titgemeyer UK Ltd. is established in Tipton near Birmingham.

1990

The company moves into its newly-constructed office building on Hannoversche Straße, and hires its first field sales representative for the newly-formed federal states starting in October.

1989

Titgemeyer generates over 80 million marks in annual sales for the first time in its history.

1987

Walter Titgemeyer is awarded the Federal Cross of Merit and hands over the reins to the company to his son, Manfred Titgemeyer.

1982

Walter Titgemeyer and Walter Schmidt found the TS-Gesellschaft für Transport- und Sicherungssysteme company.

1980

Managing partner, Ernst-Adolf Titgemeyer, passes away in September and his son, Gerd-Christian Titgemeyer, takes over from his father as managing director.

1979

Gebr. Titgemeyer APS Copenhagen is established as a subsidiary in Denmark. We also move in to our new bulk storage facility in Osnabrück-Fledder, which comes with its own railway siding.

1976

The company generates 50 million marks in sales for the first time in its history.

1973

Ernst-Adolf Titgemeyer is awarded the Federal Cross of Merit.

1972

The Gesellschaft für Befestigungstechnik Gebr. Titgemeyer company is established.

1970

The facility in Lotte begins producing GETO VAN 70 and TILA door hinges.

1964

The subsidiary in Vienna, Austria, is established.

1962

The first IBM office machines are procured and additional buildings leased for warehousing.

1961

Titgemeyer generates 15 million marks in annual sales for the first time in its history and develops the GETAL range (GETO VAN).

1960

Metall- und Kunststoff-Verarbeitungsgesellschaft mbH (MKG), a fully-owned Titgemeyer company, is established in Münster and then relocated to Lotte.

1954

sees Titgemeyer obtain the exclusive rights to distribute POP® blind rivets in Germany.

1953

A second branch is opened in Kassel.

1951

Titgemeyer presents its commercial vehicle products at the first post-war International Automobile Exhibition (IAA). Up to the 1950s, the company focuses on manufacturing vehicle components.

1949

New product catalogues are produced for the commercial vehicles sector and Titgemeyer becomes a Lemmerz wheels distributor, first in the Emsland region and subsequently for all of Germany.

1948

The first phase of the warehouse and office building construction project is completed and 31 employees can once again take up their work. After 1945: The sisters of the Titgemeyer brothers relocate the company back to Osnabrück. Barracks are rented to enable makeshift operations to re-commence.

1944

A bombing raid on Osnabrück razes the business and office premises to the ground. Adolf Titgemeyer, his wife, and numerous employees die in the raid. Car-maker Wilhelm Karmann helps keep Titgemeyer's wholesale trade going. While on leave from the front, the two brothers, Ernst-Adolf and Walter Titgemeyer, transfer the company's wholesale operations to Bad Rothenfelde.

1938

For the first time in the company's history, Titgemeyer exceeds one million marks in annual sales.

1935

The company also begins specialising in tool manufacturing and acquires its first subsidiary, Berlin-based AGIL.

1926

In spite of the inflation rate, Titgemeyer adds bodywork and trailer hardware to its product range. 1919: Fritz Titgemeyer retires from the company.

1911

The firm relocates to Seminarstraße but remains in the city of Osnabrück.

1908

The company moves to Osnabrück and trades under the name "Gebr. Titgemeyer Osnabrück" from then on.

1901

The two brothers, Adolf and Fritz Titgemeyer, establish a wholesale business in Melle, dealing in commodities required by wagon builders and blacksmiths.

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