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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
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
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.
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
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 could hold several times the old production capacity in terms of both size and weight.
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
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
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
Company founder Eugen Büdenbender always prioritized quality, flexibility and precision – a standard that is now carried on by his sons.