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History

In 2010 FROHN celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. Here an overview of our company’s milestones:

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    Latch machine (1964).

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    Latches made with the latch machine (1964–1971).

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    Carpet making needles in action (about 1967).

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    International patent applications for various innovations and utility models since the 1970s.

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    Business card after the company was renamed Josef Frohn in 1972

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    Company building on Nettestraße in 1974.

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    Production of steel cut wire in 1980.

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    Brochures in the 1980s.

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    Wire rings being processed into steel cut wire in 1980.

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    First trade fair presence at Wire in Düsseldorf (1988).

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    4. International Conference on Shot Peening. Tokyo 1990, G Frohn (left), P Beckmerhagen (right).

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    Production of steel cut wire in the 1990s.

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    Production of steel cut wire in the 1990s.

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    Brochure for cold heading tools 1992.

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    Advertisement for conditioned steel cut wire 1992.

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    Advertisement 1994.

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    FROHN North America, Inc. founded: founding team.

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    The logo is given a facelift.

 

1952 Strickmaschinen GmbH founded in Altena-Evingsen.

1960 Josef Frohn successor at Strickmaschinen GmbH. Production started on conditioned steel cut wire and cold heading tools.

1962 Cut wire line relocated to and expanded in Hemer-Ihmert. Other product lines remained in Evingsen.

1965 Sole proprietorship renamed JOSEF FROHN OHG. Günter Frohn taken on board as partner.

1968 Product lines again brought together in leased buildings on Nettestraße in Altena.

1972 JOSEF FROHN OHG taken over by sole proprietor Günter Frohn.

1980 Company building purchased on Nettestraße.

1985 International business activities started.

1993 Production halls purchased, enlarging capacity for blasting media.

1995 FROHN GmbH, represented by the managing partners Michael Frohn and Peter Beckmerhagen, took over the business activities of JOSEF FROHN OHG. ISO 9002 certification by LRQA. FROHN North America, Inc. founded.

1997 Range extended to steel shot for the ammunitions industry.

1998 Additional buildings acquired for relocating and expanding steel shot production.

2000 New Corporate Design developed.

2003 EN ISO 9001 certification.

2005 FROHN Brasil Granalhas Industriais Ltda. founded in Pariquera-Açu, SP, Brazil.

2006 EN ISO 9001:2000 and QM/VDA 6.4 certifications.

2008 Product range and trading operations expanded for blasting media, sales team enlarged.

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