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130 years of applied pioneering spirit

Historical image of the Bad Iburg location

Probably the most important tech spec of all our wire ropes: 130 years of expertise. Our company values have been applied for generations and form the cornerstone of our future success. Johannes and Wilhelm Vornbäumen founded the ropery in 1889, and their company set standards from the inception due to their inquisitiveness and pioneering spirit.

In order to be less dependent on suppliers of finished wires, the construction of the company’s own drawing mill adjacent to the ropery was initiated in 1906. This permitted an even faster and more flexible production of wire ropes. In addition, the extension provided a critical impetus for optimising products and technology.

In the 1980s, the Bad Iburg production location was extended to over 50,000 sqm. With its purchase of the Allstedt production location in 1993, VORNBÄUMEN extended its portfolio to special products for the automotive and bicycle industry.

In over 130 years, VORNBÄUMEN has transformed from a wire rope manufacturer to an all-round development partner in the field of wire ropes, wires and system components for rope pull casings. VORNBÄUMEN brings tradition and innovation to life. The company is now managed by the fourth generation of the founders’ descendants, who guarantee that the company’s values, TRADITION. VISION. INNOVATION., live on.