The history of our company
The Buderus time line: From 1731 to the 21st century
|1731||Company founded by Johann Wilhelm Buderus|
|1835||Wide range of cast-iron products|
|1878||Buderus develops “Nassau casting foundry iron”|
|1901||The new pipe foundry in Wetzlar commences production|
|1907||Drainage pipes added to portfolio|
|1909||Pipe foundry II commissioned|
|1927||Foundry starts to use centrifugal casting process|
|1935||Takeover of the Hessen-Nassauischer Hüttenverein and closure of the old pipe foundry in Wetzlar|
|1946||Centrifugal casting foundry reopens after Second World War|
|1956||Centrifugal casting of ductile pipes begins|
|1957||Quality improves thanks to introduction of TYTON® socket joint|
|1981||Preparation of furnace plant at Wetzlar and commissioning of a new cupola furnace|
|1987||Founding of operational subsidiaries, resulting in reorganisation of Buderus Group|
|1991||Founding of Buderus Guss GmbH|
|1999||Preliminary completion of modernisation of pipe production plant|
|2002||Further organisational development within Buderus Guss GmbH|
|2003||Buderus AG and its subsidiaries acquired by Robert Bosch GmbH|
|2005||Significant volume of Buderus Guss GmbH casting activity divested outside of the Bosch Group|
|2007||Cast-iron pipe business sold|
|2010||We become Duktus.|
|2016||Duktus joins the vonRoll infratec Group|
|2018||Ductile ramming piles and shaft covers added to portfolio|
Our management board
The managing directors
Manfred Künze (CEO) and Friedrich Greiser (CTO) bear overall responsibility for the companies of the Duktus Group.
Committed, successful, pioneering
In our industry, we set the benchmark when it comes to customer satisfaction.
Our customer focus is based on reliability, flexibility, expertise and honesty.
In our development work, we focus on benefits for our customers and on the latest technological advances,
and we support our customers with our professional services.
Our products and services are characterised by a high standard of quality.
We ensure the quality of our products with stable processes, error prevention
and a culture of continuous
We understand legal requirements and the demands of our industry and
our resulting obligations, and we comply with these obligations.
Our thoughts and actions are guided by our dedication to success and economic principles.
We support our employees and involve them in the further development of our company.