Friederichs Frankfurt History

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The roots of the Carl GmbH

Friederichs may look at an impressive history which is not in the branch of body construction and of vehicles, because the company exists for over 170 years.

The which was established by Heinrich Friederichs in Frankfurt on the Main on the 1st 1840, now belongs to the leading and famous body construction in Germany.

After Heinrich Ludwig finished his apprenticeship, he stayed years abroad to practise his as a carriage designer and saddler. he returned to his hometown to open his own

Everything started with the of magnificent carriages for rich and Russian princes. In 1876 Ludwig’s son Carl Friederichs over the company and led it into the of the motorised vehicles. Only 24 later, Carl handed the company to his two sons, Heinrich and Friederichs. They turned attention to the constrution of bodies for like Maybach, Benz, and Horch. Heinrich Friederichs the first patent for a cabriolet

In the Auto und Technik Museum in you can still view the oldest and Maybach W5 whose body from Friederichs.

However, the times changed. specialised in repair and construction of vehicles. When the first was destroyed by a fire, Friederichs its new chances and opened a factory in the In 1953 the company moved to the in the west of Frankfurt. At that Heinz Friederichs, Rudolf’s son the business.

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In 1964 they to establish a second company in the of Frankfurt (Schlitzer Straße). The m² premises offered a lot of room for new workshops and were equipped the latest technology, in order to be one ahead to the latest trends.

It was in 1991, on Heinz Friederichs’ day of when the Heinz und Gisela Stiftung (a trust) was founded. The became the sole partner of Friederichs GmbH.

Friederichs develops; in 2004 a new big paint was opened, two years later halls for the production of armoured vehicles were established.

The business grows continuously and Friederichs occupies more 100 people in two different business — repair/lacquering of accident and construction of special vehicles of all

Already in the past Friederichs itself by flexible thinking and action. Also today, more than 170 years of history, Friedrichs stands for and seriousness.

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