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History of WERIT establishment

The successful history of a traditional company

The engineer Wilhelm Schneider and his son Helmhold Schneider acquired a small production facility located on Kölner Straße in Altenkirchen, Germany and established their own company, WERIT Kunststoffwerke W. Schneider.

Motivated by the excellent insulation capabilities of plastics, the firm initially made products for the electrical industry. Duroplastics, better known under the name Bakelite, i.e. heat resistant plastics, were manufactured by the application of strong pressure. For this reason, many insiders still refer to our company as the "Presswerk Schneider". During the 1950s, the company built up its own production range and developed its own tools within the company. This allowed the company to respond to new requirements quickly and flexibly.

Helmhold Schneider and his cousin Willy Korf founded the Westerwälder Kunststoffwerke. This company made plastic canisters using an extrusion blow moulding process.

Construction of a new hall for injection moulding machines which were able to produce items weighing up to 17 kg each. This enabled the business to manufacture bottle boxes as well as storage and shipping containers. Again, WERIT proved to be an innovative pioneer and supplied products for dairy processors, breweries and fresh beverage manufacturers.

Establishment of the subsidiary plant at Bludenz/Austria.

At the ISH (International Trade Fair for Sanitary, Heating and Air Conditioning) WERIT presented the largest heating oil tank ever blown in one piece (volume of 2,000 litres) to an amazed world of industry experts.

Foundation stone laid of the WERIT Wissembourg subsidiary plant in France.

Acquisition of Isoplex AG in Zurich, Switzerland. The company had embarked on its mission to become a European Corporate Group.

In-house construction of the world’s largest extrusion blowing machine at the time for the production of single-process blown heating oil tanks with a volume of up to 5,000 litres. Development and manufacturing all occurred under one roof.

Incorporation of Josef Mohr GmbH into the WERIT Group.

Series production launch for industrial pallet containers. These containers have capacities of 600-1,000 litres and are suitable for the transportation of liquids and pastes. The IBCs meet the standards of a wide range of dangerous goods classes and are subjected to continual tests by the official approval agencies.



History of WERIT machine transport

JOMO Sanitär-Kunststofftechnik was established as a new company folli=owing on from the Cologne-based Josef Mohr GmbH, which had been merged into the Group in 1978, and the production facility was relocated to Buchholz.

WERIT was one of the first industrial companies to establish a subsidiary in Germany’s new Federal States, called WERIT Kunststoffwerke Sachsen in Ottendorf-Okrilla.

Festive ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Ottendorf-Okrilla plant. Keynote address by Professor Dr. Kurt Biedenkopf, Ministerpräsident of the State of Saxony.
Roll-out of pallet production in Ottendorf.

Start-up of a new assembly line for container production in Wissembourg, France and in Altenkirchen, Germany.

Inauguration of the new WERIT factory in Manchester, Great Britain.

Establishment of PACKONE, a corporate joint venture founded for the reconditioning of industrial packaging supplies.

Expansion of the IBC production line.

The company celebrated its 60th anniversary.

New injection moulding machine in Altenkirchen with 160 t and 250 t clamping force for the production of IBC accessories.

Construction of a large pallet injection moulding facility in a new production bay at the Altenkirchen site.

Development of a world first; the antimicrobial (i.e. self-cleaning) IBC.

Expansion of pallet production and enhancement of existing range to become a separate product line.

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