19581991

Formative years

  • 1958. Foundation of production cooperative "PGH Frieden" with business units "electroplating" and "car repair".
    Initial coatings zinc, nickel, copper-nickel-chromium
  • 1980 - 1982. Moving to the present headquarters in Pflaumenallee, Finsterwalde
  • 1990. Privatization and transformation to GmbH & Co. KG
19922001

Entrepreneurial reorientation

  • 1992. Spin-off of the business sector "electroplating" of GALFA Industriegalvanik GmbH by Wolfgang Schüler
  • 1993. Start phosphating
  • 1994. Start zinc-iron coatings
  • 1996. Start zinc-nickel coatings
  • 1998. Start partial silver coating
  • 1999. Area enlargement at the location Finsterwalde
  • 2001. Start zinc-flake coatings (Dörken)
20022007

Growth & Market establishment

  • 2002. Consistent launch of chrome(VI)-free surfaces
  • 2003. Start packaging services
  • 2004. Enhancement zinc-nickel and phosphate-capacities
  • 2005. Start partial inner coatings
  • 2006. Introduction vacuum evaporator technology
  • 2007. Start clamping and adhesive thread coatings
20082011

Location enhancement & internationalization

  • 2007. Regulation of succession and take over GALFA by todays shareholders
  • 2009. Opening of new production plant Massen (Albert-Einstein-Straße) providing new zinc- and zincflake-capacities
  • 2009. Acquisition of EPC plant in Czechowice (Poland) including zincflake-capacities
  • 2009. Acquisition of KONWERT company in Sosnowiec (Poland)
  • 2009. Start MAGNI-zincflake-coatings
  • 2010. Certification according to ISO/TS 16949
  • 2010. New production plant at Massen (Turmstraße) dedicated to thread coatings and packing services
2012today

Building & Securing the future

  • 2012. Enhancement production plant Massen (Albert-Einstein-Straße) with new zinc and zinc-nickel capacities
  • 2012. Merging of the two Polish sites at the new location Kaniów (Poland) and ramp up capacities for zincflake and thread coatings
  • 2013. Introduction of energy management system according to ISO 50001
  • 2014. Introduction of SAP HANA ERP system at German locations
  • 2015. Extension of the facility Massen (Turmstraße) and capacity extension for thread coatings
  • 2016. ZinKlad 1000 certification for zinc-nickel coatings
  • 2017. Start of Omnimask thread coatings
  • 2018. Expansion of zinc-nickel capacities at the production plant Massen (Albert-Einstein-Straße) with fully automatic loading / unloading and introduction of membrane technology.

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