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Thanks to the commitment of our employees and 130 years of company history we are able to advise you competently.

We understand every project as an individual challenge and measure ourselves to the satisfaction of our customers. Thanks to our trained staff, high-quality materials and modern production techniques, we can meet your requirements.

On this basis, our company continues to develop – for a successful future and satisfied customers.

Our history

1883

Heinrich Hemmer founds the company in Gerberstrasse in
Kaiserslautern and starts the craftsmanship of
wire meshes, gratings and screens.

1890

Hemmer developed a mechanical braiding machine.

1895

The now four braiding machines are switched to electrical
operation.

1905

Hemmer works with an automatic braiding machine.

1910

The 2nd generation

The sons of Heinrich Hemmer, Rudolf and Heinrich enter the company
“Drahtwerke Heinrich Hemmer”.

1912

The company moves to Bachstraße, Kaiserslautern.

1915

The production of mattresses is subject to patent law under “Hemmer’s Patent mattresses “.

1918 to 1920

New construction at the current location (Blechhammerweg) . The company receives track connection at the West Station.

1935

The former OHG is transferred to a GmbH.

1944

The site is being expanded.

1950

The 3rd generation

Ludwig Theato, nephew of the company founder, becomes managing director and changes the company into a limited partnership. The mattress production is shut down. The fence builds up to the mainstay.

1963

Expansion of trade.

1970

Steel ropes and chains are included in the sales program.

1989

The 4th generation

Markus Theato takes over the company from his father. Again the
Company changes to GmbH.

1992

The company buildings are being refurbished and expanded.

1999

A new warehouse and production hall are built.

2000

The exhibition directly at the Westbahnhof is redesigned and is 24/7 open.

2006

The soccer World Cup has arrived in Kaiserslautern. In addition to many fences for the city of Kaiserslautern, Draht-Hemmer also equips the Fritz-Walter Stadium with fences and fall arrestors.

2008

125 years of Draht-Hemmer! What a party.

2013

Ernst Müller celebrates 50 years of company anniversary at Draht-Hemmer.

2016

A large solar system is installed on our roof.

2017

Our new website is online.

2018

Draht-Hemmer becomes 135 years.

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