Our history

Bright steel "made in Hagen" since 1903

Our journey

Our history is characterized by perseverance, innovation and growth. We are proud of what we have achieved in the past and of the rich tradition that the family business Andernach & Bleck can still rely on today.

  • 2022

    Supply exclusively with CO2-neutral energy (electricity + gas)

  • 2015

    Energy efficiency certification – audit according to DIN 16247 Manufacturer TÜV

  • 2003

    Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Carsten Bleck joins the management board. Andernach & Bleck is now managed by Armin and Carsten Bleck.

  • 1998

    Following the death of Karl-Otto Bleck, Armin Bleck takes over his shares.

  • 1995

    Carsten Bleck, Armin Bleck's son, becomes co-owner and represents the fifth generation in the company management.

  • 1994

    The former shares of Jürgen Bleck, which became the property of his widow Ute after his death in the early 1980s, are taken over by Armin Bleck. 
    Successful initial certification by the RWTÜV according to ISO ISO 9001.

  • 1979

    With Karl-Otto Bleck's son, the technical business economist Armin Bleck, the fourth generation of the management team takes over.

  • 1959

    The son of Carl Bleck jr., Dipl.-Kfm. Jürgen Bleck, joins the management as a new co-owner.

  • 1951

    Plant 1 and the administration, which had been confiscated as a result of the war since 1945, are rebuilt and the machines are reinstalled. Production starts at the end of the year.

  • 1948

    Otto Bleck's son, Dipl.-Ing. Karl-Otto Bleck, becomes co-owner.

  • 1922

    The company's success leads to expansion: The bright steel drawing shop moves to a new, state-of-the-art plant with a rail connection – the former Plant 1. The cold rolling mill and the wire drawing shop are expanded in the main plant, the former Plant 2. Co-founder Carl Bleck retires and his son Carl Jr. becomes co-owner.

  • 1911

    Change in corporate management. Louis Andernach retires, Otto Bleck, son of Carl Bleck senior, becomes co-owner.

  • 1904

    In February, the first deliveries of bright steel and cold-rolled strip leave the plant.

  • 1903

    Businessman Louis Andernach founds the company "Andernach & Bleck" with master locksmith Carl Bleck Sr. in Hagen-Halden. The entry in the commercial register is made on 11 th of July.


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