History

Timeline

2015
April 21

2015

putting 100 tons of preloading and measuring devices into operation
2013
January 1

2013

new DGH (Drahtseile Gebrüder Henschel) logo released
2012
January 1

2012

Gabriele Henschel and Alexander Freitag were appointed CEO
2006
January 1

2006

manufacture of the biggest synthetic grommets of 150 and 180 mm Ø with type approval at DMT; handing over to our client
2001
December 31

2001

Friedrich-Ernst Roeber has retired after 25 years of service; Alexander Freitag was appointed authorized officer
1998
January 1

1998

Start of joint venture with Lankhorst Touwfabrieken Sneek/the Netherlands to produce synthetic cable-laid grommets under the brand name “ARUNA-Sling”
1994
January 1

1994 – 1995

Planning, designing and construction of additional production facilities at United Offhore Services, Moerdijk
January 1

1994

Start of a partnership with BRIDON (former Thyssen Draht, Schalkeseil and BTS)
January 1

1994

Relocation and taking over of the „offshore devision“ from Verto as well as 8,000 tons of material and machines to Moerdijk
1993
November 1

1993

business formation of United Offshore Services
May 1

1993

Bankruptcy of Verto United Ropeworks
January 1

1993

Startup of test programm of strand-grommets 8 – 40 mm diameter Issue of GS-label „geprüfte Sicherheit“ by German health and safety Startup of test programm to investigate prematurely core break of cable-laid hand spliced slings
1990
January 1

1990

Signing of Joint Venture contract with Verto United Ropeworks as „United Grommets BV“ to manufacture cable-laid grommets and cable-laid slings up to 75 to weight each. Building of production facility at Appelweg 16, 4782 PX Moerdijk/the Netherlands
1988
January 1

1988

Gebrüder Henschel became the first company of the German wire rope industry to receive the ISO 9000 certificate
1987
January 1

1987/88

Sling tests carried out at „Seilprüfstelle Bochum (DMT)“ with cable-laid grommets and cable-laid slings (30 to 156 mm Ø) to investigate the effect of various D/d ratios to WLL
1980
January 1

1980

constructing and building of a closing machine for cable-laid ropes weighing up to 10 tons
1979
January 1

1979

Lothar Freitag signed the contract for company partnership and became new shareholder; construction and building of a machine for grommets weighing up to 15,000 kg
1978
January 1

1978

Horst Henschel quit the company; Gebr. Henschel became member of the offshore working group “PM20“ and the German standard “DIN, chapter NAD4“; construction and building of various machines for grommets weighing up to 4,000 kg
1977
January 1

1977

construction and building of various machines for grommets up to 700 kg weight
1976
January 1

1976

acquisition of the company location Hoehenstrasse 29, 41749 Viersen; development and construction of various splicing devices; Friedrich-Ernst Roeber became employee and authorized officer
1966
January 1

1966

development and construction of the first grommet machine
1964
January 1

1964

brother Horst became member of the Company; naming of the company „Gebrüder Henschel“
1962
October 1

1962

business formation by Ernst-Otto Henschel