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HISTORY

 




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1960

 

 


Theodor Vanck GmbH was established at the Staffelstein location.
Wine vessels formed the basis for subsequent products. 
 
 

Late 60s

In the late 60s, the company achieved its first design approval for underground heating oil t.

 
 
 
 

70s

 




The company continued its rapid growth, requiring investments in additional production halls. 
 
 

70s

Bulk solids silos certified by the Institute for Structural Engineering     (Institut für Bautechnik) were added to the product range.

 
 
 
 

1978

Also saw the establishment of Christen & Laudon GmbH
in Gerolstein.

 
 
 
 

80s

Wine vessel sales declined in the 80s so that the company had to focus on other markets.

 
 
 
 

1984

Saw the first certification by the Institute for Structural Engineering (Institut für Bautechnik, DIBt) for the company's customers.

 
 
 
 

90s

The start of the 90s was characterised by the requirements of the power plant sector. The development of its process for lining damaged clean gas ducts made from steel and the wet-in-wet process turned the company increasingly into a FRP specialist. 
 
 

1995

Saw the sale of Theodor Vanck GmbH to Ruhrkohle AG.

 
 
 
 

1996

A major milestone was achieved by the certification of the
quality management system according to ISO 9001.

 
 
 
 

1997

Saw the merger of Theodor Vanck GmbH with its sister company Fiberdur GmbH to create Fiberdur Vanck GmbH. A crucial development for the company was the major investment in a new winding technology enabling it to significantly improve the laminate quality.

 
 
 
 

1998

The winding plant was commissioned in the newly constructed production hall.

 
 
 
 

2000s

The company first ventured into European markets at the
start of the 2000s.
For example, it built a clean gas duct on site at a Greek power
plant. For this project, the company used the vertical winding
plant it had developed in the 90s.

 
 
 
 

2002

Christen & Laudon GmbH merged with Fiberdur Vanck GmbH at the Staffelstein location and has since continued to use its current name, Christen & Laudon GmbH.

 
 
 
 

2004

Christen & Laudon was one of the first FRP processors to achieve certification according to the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23 EC. The subsequent years were characterised by the production of large tubes and cooling water pipes for power plants. These large-scale construction site projects with component diameters of up to 9 metres using the mobile winding plants were carried out mostly in Poland and Germany.



 
 
 
 

2001/14

Saw the manufacture and supply of approx. 4kms of FRP pipes for the renaturation of the Emscher river. For this project, special compositions of the FRP were developed which enables subsequent unmanned inspection of the entire pipe.

 
 
 
 

2015

Post 2015 saw a noticeable decline of the power plant construction activities.

 
 
 
 

2018

Since 2018, Christen & Laudon has been focusing on the manufacture of individual large vessels, flue gas scrubbers and apparatus made of FRP and FRP/Liner.

 
 
 
 

2019

By expanding the product capacities and know-how, the company successfully increased its product range with the production of apparatus and vessels made of a PFA/FRP composite for use with ultrapure chemicals.

 



Our history continues to be written!






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