I sincerely greet you on our web site.
May I introduce ourselves by telling you a little bit about the history of the Geldbach family starting with my grandfather Wilhelm Geldbach.
In 1903 my grandfather founded the company Wilhelm Geldbach as a press- and stamping plant with an attached pipeline construction facility. The primary field of activity was the manufacture of Collars and Plate flanges from sheet metal. During that time welding was not a routinely applied technique and therefore pipes were connected to the flanges by forging.
The following implementation of autogenous gas welding led to the addition of our own OXYGEN-PRODUCING facility to theexisting factory. My father, Dr. Wilhelm Geldbach, received his doctorate for studies in the electrical welding technique, an uprising technology emerging in the thirties of the last century.
Right after the development and production of forged flanges, Wilhelm Geldbach built up the first drop forge, with counter blow hammers with a capacity of up to 18To/m und Maxi presses with a capacity of 6.300 Tons. The second son, my uncle Dr. Alfred Geldbach, did his PH. D. studies about irrototational flow. Based on the gained knowledge the “Buttweld Fittings acc. GE-Norm” were developed. These were then partially taken over into the German DIN – Norm.
In the sixties, pipe construction was terminated and the company focused solely on the successful production of flanges and fittings, receiving numerous international approvals by the major chemical and petrochemical companies.
Meanwhile my children and therefore the forth generation of our family is active in our company.
This shows our long tradition in flanges and fittings!
Maybe I was able to make you curious. If yes, please have a look through the following pages.
Dr. Manfred Geldbach