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145th company anniversary

Four generations, one shared vision – passion for successful joining

From the Ruhr area out into the world

145 years ago, on 6 January 1877, the story of our company began in Herdecke, Germany.

A lot has changed over this long period of time. What started out as a national hardware shop has become a global group of companies – with over 3,000 employees in 24 countries. Our product portfolio around joining technology has also become much broader.

However, one thing has always remained the same: our “passion for successful joining”. It is what drives us and inspires us to continuously reinvent ourselves. Day after day. Year after year. Generation after generation.

And since you only turn 145 once, we will be sharing some stories from our company’s history with you throughout the year. Stay tuned!

Böllhoff’s first building in Herdecke
Böllhoff’s first building in Herdecke

Our history in three and a half minutes

145 years of Böllhoff – that means countless successful connections. Our fasteners were used, for example, in the fastest Atlantic steamer of the 1920s. In the lunar module that brought Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the dusty surface of the moon in 1969. And over the decades, of course, also in some iconic cars.

Many successful connections, both large and small, have enabled us to constantly develop as a company. In this video we would like to show you some of the most important milestones of our 145-year company history.