Company History

2019

  • Investment in a new laser cutting system at the Eckernförde site
  • punker GmbH celebrates 65th company anniversary

2018

  • Winner of the MX Award for Manufacturing Excellence
  • renewed award as “Supplier of the Year” by RATIONAL AG
  • Consolidated turnover approx. € 53 million
  • Employees: approx. 380 employees total (punker group)

2017

2016

  • Investments at headquarter Eckernfoerde: Additional laser welding technology, digitization of all logistics processes
  • consolidated turnover: appr. 44 Mio. €

2016

  • Cross Equity Partners AG takes over majority share of punker Group from Quadriga Capital Holding
  • Takeover of blower manufacturer Peerless Blowers (USA)
  • Employees: appr. 380 total (punker group)
  • Consolidated turnover: approx. € 42 million

2014

  • punker celebrates 60-year company anniversary
  • Investements: extended automated welding
  • Consolidated turnover: approx. € 37.5 million

2013

  • Employees: approx. 320 total (punker group)
  • Consolidated turnover: approx. € 34 million

2012

  • Opening of punker LLC in Hickory, North America
  • Introduction of the punker brand in North America
  • consolidated turnover: approx. € 31 million

2011

Introduction of the punker Excellence Program (PEP) for process improvements

2008

Takeover of punker GmbH by Quadriga Capital Holding Gesellschaft.

2007

Expansion of the facility 2 (management + construction)

2006

Connecting building 4 (Facility 2 + facility 3) houses all centralized shipping and distribution ,

2004

punker celebrates 50-year company anniversary

2003

  • Facility 4 / building 2 expanded by 16,000 ft² (1,500 m²)
  • By 2003, punker GmbH has produced approx. 100 million fan wheels

2002

Certification of quality management system per DIN ISO 9001-2000

1998

  • Facility 4/ building 1 converted to the central warehouse.
  • Employees approx. 260
  • turnover: approx. $27 million (DM 43 million)
  • Total investment for building conversion approx. $1.6 million (DM 2.6 million)

1997

Takeover of Airwheel in Great Britain leads to a significant expansion in the cross flow wheel program and increases punker’s reach to new markets

1995

Expansion of facility 2 by approx. 8,600 ft² (800 m²)

1976

Facility 3 / building 1 (acquisition of the Boysen company including company premises)

1971

New construction, building 2 added to facility 2

1967

New construction facility 2 / building 1

1963

Expansion of facility 1 by approx. 7,500 ft² (700 m²). Employees approx. 75-100, turnover:approx. $1.8 million (DM 2,8 million)

1960

  • New construction of facility 1 at the present site in Niewark in Eckernförde
  • Setup of lab for research and development

1956

Beginning of manufacture of fan wheels in punched construction, baffle plates, turbulators, ignition electrodes and complete nozzle holders or burner heads

1954

  • Founding of punker GmbH Apparatebau and Wärmetechnik in Eckernförde by Hans Flensfelt and Heinz Stadtlander as well as John Cleason and Hage Börrup-Jörgensen
  • Import and distribution of oil burner enclosures and accessories