Company

History

Diplom-Ingenieur Harald Feuerherm laid the cornerstone for our company’s success in 1977 with a pioneering invention in the area of radial wall thickness distribution. Since then three generations have worked on the systematic further development and optimization of the PWDS®/SFDR® system: The use of this technology, which allows the optimization of the wall thicknesses of hollow plastic bodies, allows manufacturers to achieve significant savings in materials costs, cycle times, production costs, and CO2 emissions.

The further development of the technology and the family-managed company’s international expansion led to rapid growth: The cellar rooms of the residence in which company founder Harald Feuerherm developed his idea were soon no longer sufficient. After multiple relocations, we moved into our new headquarter with a large factory floor in Troisdorf in 2014. Here, three generations and fifteen employees work with innovative solutions for the extrusion blow moulding industry.

 

 

 

 

 

Today

Today, PWDS®, SFDR®, and WDLS are synonyms for optimized, sustainable blow moulding manufacturing processes.

These systems make Feuerherm the leader on the world market.

Our technology is the most often sold radial wall thickness system for hollow blow-moulded bodies – more than 1,000 of them are in use all over the world. Today, a combination of PWDS® and SFDR® is used in almost all areas of plastic blow moulding. Manufacturers of hollow packaging bodies such as canisters, barrels, and IBCs, of technical parts such as plastic fuel tanks and filling tubes, and of blow-moulded leisure accessories and toys have counted on our technology for years.

PWDS®/SFDR® systems allow efficient production savings on material and energy consumption, and an increase in product quality and reliability. We deliver an all-around package to our customers: We provide consulting for the selection of the right product, adapt the system to the individual requirements, ensure smooth commissioning, and continuously optimize and maintain the systems.

 

History


  • 1977

    Foundation

    Dipl.-Ing. Harald Feuerherm and his wife Gisela Feuerherm found the companies Ingenieurbüro H. Feuerherm and Handel Gisela Feuerherm based on Harald Feuerherm’s invention. The key to success is the system by which the wall thicknesses of hollow plastic bodies were influenced by their circumferences.

     

  • 1991

    Expansion

    The success continues in a new office and residence with five employees. The second generation, consisting of Elke Feuerherm, Armin Feuerherm and Rolf Kappen-Feuerherm enter the business.

  • 1997

    Transfer

    Elke Feuerherm takes over the company Handel Gisela Feuerherm. The company concerns itself from this point on with all the concerns of the growing list of customers.

  • 2002

    Further expansion

    The business now employs eight and moves to a new office building in Troisdorf, where the success story continues.

  • 2006

    The third generation

    Max Feuerherm represents the third generation to enter the business. To this day, all three generations work with innovative solutions for the blow moulding industry.

  • 2014

    Relocation to a new factory building

    In the year in which Dipl.-Ing. Harald Feuerherm celebrates his 50th anniversary in the blow moulding business, the family-owned enterprise moves to a larger office building with an attached assembly hall, where a total of 15 employees work for the success of the customers.

  • Jubilaeum

    1977 - 2017

    PWDS® celebrates its 40th anniversary

    We look back on four decades of Technology, Innovation and Tradition and we would like to thank all the business partners for the good cooperation and the trust. We look forward to many more decades of good business relations.

  • Today

    Globally patented today

    PWDS®/SFDR® remains the most often sold radial wall thickness system for hollow blow-moulded bodies – more than 1,000 of them are in use all over the world. The savings that can be achieved in materials costs, cycle time, production costs, and CO2, make PWDS®/SFDR® and Feuerherm attractive to many manufacturers.

 

OUR TEAM

Executive management

 

Dipl.-Ing. Harald Feuerherm

Owner, Ingenieurbüro Harald Feuerherm

  • Founded in 1977

Elke Feuerherm

Owner, Elke Feuerherm

  • With Feuerherm since 1991
  • Owner since 1997

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Rolf Kappen-Feuerherm

Executive manager

  • With Feuerherm since 1994

 

Armin Feuerherm

Designer

  • Assistant to the company H. Feuerherm executive board
  • Design
  • With Feuerherm since 1991

Max Feuerherm

B. Eng. in product development

  • Assistant to the compnay E. Feuerherm executive board
  • Design
  • With Feuerherm since 2006

 

Technical staff

 

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Günther Kappen

 

  • Specialist for all types of optimization
  • Project management
  • With Feuerherm since 1996

Horst Deckwerth

 

  • Specialist for all types of optimization
  • Spezialist WDLS
  • Project management
  • With Feuerherm since 1990

Stefan Deckwerth

State certified technician

  • Specialist for canister/barrel optimization
  • Specialist for all mechanical tasks
  • With Feuerherm since 1997

 

Christos Savvatianos

State certified technician

  • Specialist for all types of optimization
  • Specialist for all mechanical tasks
  • With Feuerherm since 2011

Manuel Krebs

B. Eng. in mechatronics

  • Specialist for all types of optimization
  • Specialist for all mechanical tasks
  • Project management
  • With Feuerherm since 2013

Jens Schmidt

Industrial supervisor

  • Specialist for canister/barrel optimization
  • Specialist for all mechanical tasks
  • With Feuerherm since 2016

 

Alexander Zuev

Parts processor

  • Specialist for all mechanical tasks
  • With Feuerherm since 2011

Lukas Nölle

Collaborating student industrial mechanic/mechanical engineer

  • Specialist for canister/barrel optimization
  • Specialist for all mechanical tasks
  • Project management
  • With Feuerherm since 2015

Tobias Gruschka

Collaborating student technical product designer/mechanical engineer

  • Design
  • With Feuerherm since 2013

 

Administration staff

 

Lisa Feuerherm

B. Sc. psychology

  • Administration, human resources
  • With Feuerherm since 2016

Bianca Feuerherm

Dipl.-Kff. (FH)
(Graduate in business administration)

  • Administration, quality management
  • With Feuerherm since 2017

Heidi Eichler

 

  • Administration, logistics, organization
  • With Feuerherm since 2000

 

Sascha Draheim

 

  • Administration, logistics, organization
  • With Feuerherm since 2002