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FLIESS-History ... proven experience in welding consumables

Herr Fliess

  • 1915 Hermann Fliess, and his wife Frieda found the company HERMANN FLIESS & CO.
  • 1923 Manufacturing of covered stick electrodes
  • 1925 Patent of the "Reichspatentamt" toFliess for "welding wire for autogenous and electrogenous welding with a copper-plated surface"
  • 1931 Friedrich H. Fliess, joins the company - 2nd generation
  • 1937 Development and manufacturing of wire electrodes for submerged arc welding
  • 1944 Destruction of the company by bomb attacks and start of reconstruction
  • 1955 Start of the production of wire electrodes for gas-shielded metal-arc welding
  • 1959 Patent from "Bundespatentamt" to FLIESS for bronze-plated wire electrodes
  • 1962 Henning H. Fliess, joins the company - 3rd generation
  • 1967 German and foreign patents for spooling in layers
  • 1979 Extension of the quality department according to national and international guidelines
  • 1988 Commissioning of a new production hall
  • 1990 Comprehensive renovation projects in order to satisfy the current and future requirements - capacity extension, environmental protection, waste disposal, health and safety and quality
  • 1993 Extension of the fabrication hall - Construction of a new neutralisation and water-treatment plant
  • 1995 Installation of several final-drawing machines
  • 1997 Construction of the new wire-rod hall
  • 2000 Commissioning of new automatic spooling machines for gas-shielded arc welding
  • 2001 In-house development and fabrication of four packaging machines
  • 2002 Introduction of ISO 9001
  • 2005 Alexander H. Fliess joins the company - 4th generation
  • 2009 destruction of the rough-drawing department by a serious fire
  • 2010 Reconstruction of the factory and enlargement by 3000 m²
  • 2011 Comissioning of new drawing shop
  • 2012 Installation of new fully automatic spooling lines
  • 2013 Installation of new cutting and spooling lines
  • 2015 FLIESS celebrates 100 th anniversary