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More Than 60 Years of Experience and Success

The History of Eugen Büdenbender GmbH & Co. KG

The first “manufacturing hall” in 1948

The first “manufacturing hall” in 1948

Company founder Eugen Büdenbender laid the cornerstone for today’s operations in Siegerland, a region traditionally known for its iron processing industry, in 1948. Our first tanks were manufactured under the simplest imaginable conditions, but with a high level of technical skill, in the “Alte Halle” building.

Heating oil tanks, 1961

Heating oil tanks, 1961

Thanks to the company’s high quality standards and extreme reliability, the customer base grew quickly. In expanding the product range, for instance to include water heaters with heating assemblies as well as compressed air tanks and pressurized water tanks, we were following not just reasonable business principles, but also the state of the art.

Warehousing, 1964

Warehousing, 1964

Eugen Büdenbender expanded the young company based on the virtues of skill, industriousness and frugality. The conditions were not always pleasant (the picture shows a recently-assembled tank being pushed into the “warehouse”), and technical equipment like cranes and forklifts were unaffordable luxuries at first.

New hall construction, 1971

New hall construction, 1971

This made our company more flexible, and soon there was not enough room in the old manufacturing plant. A new hall was built in 1971. A modern steel building with large indoor cranes allowed for new production capacities. The product range was expanded again, this time to include tanks that

Expansion, 1984

Expansion, 1984

After a few years, it became clear that the new building was no longer adequate for the increasing production levels. In order to keep meeting customers’ expectations for quality and delivery times, the hall was expanded in 1984.

Company founder Eugen Büdenbender

Company founder Eugen Büdenbender

Thanks to its quality, flexibility and diverse product range, the Eugen Büdenbender company made a name for itself even outside Germany.

Submerged arc welding system with silo tank

Submerged arc welding system with silo tank

After finishing the hall construction, the company invested in additional technical upgrades. For instance, it acquired a modern submerged arc welding system with camera technology that allows welding of tanks with diameters up to 3200 mm. In order to continue meeting customer demands with a better-stocked raw material warehouse, the warehouse space was increased.

Monitoring the welding process using a video camera

Monitoring the welding process using a video camera

Company founder Eugen Büdenbender always prioritized quality, flexibility and precision – a standard that is now carried on by his sons.