We are happy to celebrate our 70th anniversary this year. 70 years full of new products, innovations, high quality standards and satisfied customers.
In 1949 Gerhard Götze founded the valve factory in the west of Ludwigsburg. In the beginning as a small factory in former barracks. However, this space was soon no longer sufficient and the company moved to its present location in Robert-Mayer-Straße. From there, the company grew steadily. Since the takeover by the managing partner Detlef Weimann, the company's commitment to the European market was initially further expanded. This was later followed by international expansion with worldwide shipping and its own subsidiaries in Russia and China. In addition to the growing product range and the technical innovations, the environment is also constantly changing here.
More employees, larger production facilities and products that place special demands on processing. Gradually new test benches were set up and a CLEAN room for the assembly of oxygen fittings was created. In addition, the building was supplemented by further training rooms and a modern large lounge in which the employees can spend their breaks. The latest addition is a test bench for large valves. It also offers the possibility of testing DN100 valves or cryogenic valves with oxygen in a practical way and thus continuously developing them further.
But not only environmental conditions change, also the products. We always try to meet the latest market requirements and offer our customers the latest innovations in familiar Goetze quality. Only through satisfied customers have we become who we are. Day in, day out, our technical development department deals with the latest technologies and further developments in order to meet the requirements of our customers.
For this reason, the year 2019 will be dedicated to our anniversary. We surprise our customers with a special, limited anniversary catalogue that invites them to travel back in time through the last few years but also shows the latest new developments.