Fogtec - Fire Protection

Company

business areas and history

FOGTEC Unternehmen Awards

The owner-managed company FOGTEC was founded in 1997. FOGTEC develops, produces and markets fixed and mobile systems for fire detection and firefighting. Our employees come from 16 countries and are based at six sites. We are active in the following business sectors: rolling stock (Rail Systems), Fixed and mobile systems, Tunnel Systems, ships and oil platforms. Of our products, 80% are produced for export. Our team consists, among others, of engineers in the specialist areas of fire protection, mechanical engineering, hydraulics, electronics, software and chemistry.


Dirk K. Sprakel
Chairman

Roger Dirksmeier
Managing Director - Rail Systems

Rüdiger Kopp
General Manager - Fixed Systems


Corporate history


1870

Founding of F.E. Myers Bro. Co., Ashland / Ohio, USA

1879

Founding of Lechler GmbH, Metzingen, Germany

around 1900

The company F.E. Myers Bro. Co. experiments for the first time with nozzles, which produce a type of water mist, while at the same time working on various high pressure pumps. The goal of this application is fire protection.

1930

Lechler is one of the first companies to produce special nozzles for water mist and registers these for patents. This design principle forms the basis for most water mist nozzles still today.

1974

F.E. Myers Bro. Co. founds Myers-Europe GmbH (later KAMAT GmbH) in Essen as its production site for Europe.

1980

The German company Herzog is the first company to start selling low pressure water mist systems.

The Norwegian captain Omar Vestli is the first to experiment with a high pressure pump in order to generate a particularly fine water mist for fighting fires in machine rooms. Subsequently, various companies in Scandinavia and Germany start to develop water mist systems.

1991

Lechler and KAMAT jointly develop the first FOGTEC nozzles. Registrations for the first patents follow.

1995

Construction of a facility for large scale fire tests using FOGTEC systems. First fire tests for tunnels start.

1996

First fire tests for rolling stock.

1997

Founding of FOGTEC Brandschutz GmbH & Co. KG and opening of the first representative office in Asia and the Middle East.

FOGTEC Logo rgb

1998

Representative office opens in China.

2007

Representative office opens in India.

FOGTEC wins the UITP-Award for the most innovative product.

2011

FOGTEC is the first fire protection company worldwide to be certified according to IRIS.

Founding of FOGTEC S.A.R.L. in France.

IRIS neu

2012

Conclusion of research project SOLIT2.

SOLIT2 neu

2016

Founding of FOGTEC Fire Protection Pvt. Ltd. in India.

2017

Company´s 20th anniversary.

20 Years1

Start of research project SUVEREN, sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

SUVEREN


Here you can find out more about the history of modern water mist fire protection.