Company

Your reliable partner in the construction industry

fdu has its origins in the 1980s, when business partners Heiner Brinkhege and Wilhelm Meyer opened their first concrete factory in Bad Laer. In the early years, the company was also known as Fertig-Decken-Union, Element-Decken-Union (EDU) and STAAG.

Through steady growth and strategic acquisitions, fdu has since developed into the largest supplier of precast concrete ceilings and walls in Germany. As established market leader, we offer short freight distances and reliable delivery. More than 1,000 employees working at about 40 locations allow us to fulfill even the largest orders on time.

fdu is a daughter company of the Heiner Brinkhege Beteiligungsgesellschaft (HBB) group and is therefore in 100% ownership of the Brinkhege family. As a family-run company, we pursue a long-term strategy for success, benefiting from our many years of experience, competent and reliable employees and quick decision-making.

The HBB group

Apart from fdu, HBB is also active in other industries, including package printing and crane services. Companies owned by our group include: Engelhardt-Druck, Walcher Etiketten, Goelz-Druck, Töpfer Druck, Sauter Druck, Quarzsand- und Porensteinwerke Neubrandenburg, KVN Autokrane and HOFF Kranbetrieb.
In 2019, the HBB group earned € 449 million in revenue.

fdu facts and figures


ca.995

Employees

27

Production sites

280Mio. €

Annual revenue

As of 2019

 

Annual capacity

Since its foundation, fdu has provided reliable individual solutions for the construction industry. Our success is based on high-quality production and the experience of our employees. The customer is always at the center of what we do. Our steady growth shows that we are on the right path.

9.0 million m² of precast concrete ceilings

1.8 million m² of precast concrete walls

120,000 t of precast concrete elements

Warehouse systems for prefabricated walls, prefabricated ceilings and precast concrete parts

fdu History


1980

Foundation of the first production plant by Heiner Brinkhege and Wilhelm Meyer

 

1984

Sale of 50% of the shares to Sievert AG

 

1990

Expansion into the new federal states

 

2008

Takeover of the Varrel factory, which is developed into the most efficient precast wall factory in Northern Germany over the next few years

 

2009

Heiner Brinkhege becomes sole shareholder of fdu GmbH & Co. KG

 

2010

Acquisition of the Kropp and Schrecksbach sites and thus regional expansion in Schleswig-Holstein and Hesse

 

2012

Acquisition of Müller-Altvatter Betonfertigteile GmbH with sites in Holzminden and Magdeburg

 

2013

The Brinkhege family takes over CEMEX Beton-Bauteile GmbH with sites in Bad Dürkheim, Bischofsheim, Neuendorf, Lahntal and Eslohe-Bremke and invests in the modernisation and expansion of the sites and offices

 

2014

Construction and commissioning of a new factory in Schwarzenbek that significantly improves supply capability, especially to Hamburg

 

2015

Expansion of the Bischofsheim site, with an additional production plant

 

2016

fdu launches the IFC4precast working group together with leading partners from the CAD, MES and plant engineering sectors, with the aim of further digitising and standardising processes in the construction industry

 

2018

fdu invests in Öhringen and is henceforth also present in Baden-Wuerttemberg

 

2019

First use of the IFC4precast interface for uniform data exchange in BIM projects