History

historie1
1896Beginning of the sheet plate ware production in the roller plant Stähler GmbH & Co. KG (Eichen)
1912Beginning of the container production in Attendorn after the takeover of the roller plant Althaus Pletsch & Co
1917Incorporation of the roller plant Eichen into the Charlottenhütte, Niederschelden
1925Incorporation into the Vereinigte Stahlwerke AG, Düsseldorf
1936Spin-off: Blechwaren- und Faßfabrik Eichen Attendorn GmbH located in Kreuztal
1954For the first time: Blefa Blechwaren- und Faßfabrik GmbH Kreuztal; at the same time: start of the production of washing machines "Constructa"
1963Production of the first living space roof-light (an enhancement of the traditional roof-light)
1968Start of the first keg production (new development from Great Britain)
1970Incorporation into the Hoesch AG
1974Start of the production of deep drawing kegs
1989/90Selling of the living space roof-light business and the traditional roof-light business
1991/94Incorporation into the Krupp-Hoesch-Group
1995100% takeover by the Franke Deutschland Holding GmbH and change of name into Blefa GmbH & Co. KG
1997-2002Consolidation of the Franke Keg Production into one location in Kreuztal
2002Selling of the IBC business (Intermedia Bulk Containers) 
Concentration on the production of containers for the beverage industry
2005/06Start-up of Keg Service for the European market located in UK and Germany
2008Foundation of Beverage Systems as an independent division within the Franke Group.
2009Start-up of two Keg Service locations for the US market - in LaVergne & Sparks
2012Change of company name into Franke Blefa GmbH