Hugo Graepel (b. 1831 d. 1909) starts manufacturing perforated metal sheets in Budapest.
Transfer of the company from Hannover to Halberstadt. Up to 400 people are employed to produce perforated sheets, threshing machines, radiator grills as well as more than 40 other articles, many of them patent-registered..
After the Russian occupation of Eastern Germany and expropriation of the company it is relocated in West Germany and production starts again at Wilhelmshaven.
The company moves to its present location in Löningen. 20-25 people are employed. The first trainees start their apprenticeship.
Harald Graepel founds the company Graepel Perforators Ltd. in Kinsale (Ireland), and production of perforated metal commences. (The companies in Ireland, Great Britain and Italy are independent and do not belong to the Friedrich Graepel AG.)
Riko Werner Graepel founds the company Graepel Italiana at Sabbioneta (Italy), now Graepel Italiana S.p.A. (The companies in Ireland, Great Britain and Italy are independent and do not belong to the Friedrich Graepel AG.)
Graepel Perforators Ltd. (Ireland) takes over a competitor at Warrington (England).
Graepel commences the production of woven mesh in Kinsale (Ireland).
A new building is set up for tooling construction. The production of anti-slip safety gratings for plant engineering, vehicle construction, the building and mining industry, as well as the food industry becomes another core business.
Another competitor is taken over by Graepel Perforators Ltd. (Ireland) at Glasgow (Scotland).
"Stalltechnik und Verzinkung Seehausen (Altmark)" (STUV) is renamed as "Stahltechnik und Verzinkung" and is taken over as a 100% owned daughter company of the Friedrich Graepel AG.
The company Graepel-Bozankaya Otomotiv San. Ltd. Sti. is founded in Sincan/Ankara.
New production halls are built up and equipped with new machinery at our Löningen and Seehausen locations.
Graepel North America Inc., Omaha, Nebraska starts its own production.
In July, Graepel sells its part of the Graepel-Bozankaya Joint Venture.
Friedrich Graepel AG is restructured as a holding company. Daughter companies having equal rights are:
Graepel North America Inc. enlarges its production facilities and invests in new machinery and its own production hall in Omaha, Lynam Drive.