The company has its roots in traditional steel construction. However founder Ortwin Goldbeck's unswerving belief in an industrial approach to construction sets the company on a new course.

He refocuses the company completely in the eighties. He no longer simply wants to create individual steel components, rather turnkey buildings – with short construction times, superior quality and high cost-efficiency. His method: modular, system-based construction. Ortwin Goldbeck now develops individually planned buildings in the sense of a modular construction system. In so doing he replaces manual activities on the construction site with assured industrial quality. It also means that elements that are difficult to control – such as bad weather – are manageable.

The new model is well received by customers. GOLDBECK quickly taps into new markets and develops a decentralised sales network. And in 1984 starts to bring employees on board as silent shareholders so that they can participate in the success of the company with share certificates. Construction-related services are added to the portfolio. The new millennium is characterised by internationalisation: GOLDBECK International is founded in 1997. The company now has subsidiaries in the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Austria and Great Britain. 2007 ends with the generational change of an era: Founder Ortwin Goldbeck hands over the reins to his sons. He moves to the company advisory board. Together with four other managing directors, Jörg-Uwe, Joachim and Jan-Hendrik Goldbeck continue their father's life's work.

"One of the most important tasks for company management is to create a corporate culture in which employees and also those outside the company can identify with the company and its actions."
Ortwin Goldbeck | Company founder, now Advisory Board Chairman

Our foundation

  • 1969 Foundation of company
  • 1973 Foundation of first subsidiary (Hanover): Our customer-oriented distribution system is created
  • 1984 GOLDBECK shares the company's success directly with employees as silent partners
  • 1988 First appearance of product concept: halls, office buildings and car parks

The nineties

  • 1991 Construction of the factory at Treuen (Vogtland)
  • 1994 Purchase of the precast concrete plant in the Czech Republic
  • 1997 Foundation of GOLDBECK International GmbH
  • 2001 Foundation of GOLDBECK Solar

Present and future

  • 2007 Generational change in company management
  • 2009 Construction of the concrete plant in Hamm
  • 2013 Purchase and modernisation of precast concrete plant in Ulm
  • 2015 Foundation of GOLDBECK New Technologies and GOLDBECK PROCENTER

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