For more than 40 years, BLEFA has been producing stainless steel kegs for beer, wine and soft drinks to the specific requirements of our customers. “The Keg – made in Germany” has a history that began much earlier. The beginning of sheet metal production in the roller plant at Eichen over 120 years ago is what we see as the first milestone in our company history. Why is the BLEFA keg company both traditional and innovative at the same time?
Beginning of the sheet metal goods production in the roller plant Stähler GmbH & Co. KG (Eichen)
Beginning of the container production in Attendorn after the takeover of the roller plant Althaus Pletsch & Co
Incorporation of the roller plant Eichen into the Charlottenhütte, Niederschelden
Incorporation into the Vereinigte Stahlwerke AG, Düsseldorf
Spin-off: Blechwaren- und Faßfabrik Eichen Attendorn GmbH located in Kreuztal
For the first time: Blefa Blechwaren- und Faßfabrik GmbH Kreuztal; at the same time: start of the production of washing machines "Constructa"
Production of the first living space roof-light (an enhancement of the traditional roof-light)
Start of the first keg production (new development from Great Britain)
Incorporation into the Hoesch AG
Start of the production of deep drawing kegs
Selling of the living space roof-light business and the traditional roof-light business
Incorporation into the Krupp-Hoesch-Group
100% takeover by the Franke Deutschland Holding GmbH and change of name into Blefa GmbH & Co.
Consolidation of the Franke Keg Production into one location in Kreuztal
Selling of the IBC business (Intermedia Bulk Containers). Concentration on the production of containers for the beverage industry
Start-up of Keg Service for the European market located in UK and Germany
Foundation of Beverage Systems as an independent division within the Franke Group.
Start-up of two Keg Service locations for the US market - in LaVergne & Sparks
Konzentration der Keg-Servicedienstleistungen in den USA auf den Standort La Vergne
Change of company name into Franke Blefa GmbH
Foundation of a second US location in Vancouver (WA)
Incorporated into Artemis-Holding as “BLEFA BEVERAGE SYSTEMS” after leaving the Franke Group
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