Company foundingCompany founding by Matthias Velden, Electrical Engineer
Construction of the first own workshops/halls in Kerpen-Horrem
Company foundation, Velden OHGThe individual enterprise is been transformed into an OHG.
Company foundation, Velden GmbH
Takeover of the management by Mrs. Anita Mertens (born Velden) and Mr. Dipl.-Ing. Werner Mertens
Workshop in HorremExtension of the hall area and crane capacity. Main customer is the opencast mining part of RWE- Power AG with motors up to 2 MW power and 15 tons of weight.
Change of Management
Takeover of the management by Mr. Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Mertens and his brother Mr. Arndt Mertens.
Move to Frechen-HabbelrathExpansion of the hall/workshop area up to 6.000 sqm, Expansion of the crane capacity up to 100 tons. Extensive investments in new plants and processing machines
Purchase of a vacuum pressure impregnation system for the production of medium and high voltage windings. Till that time, these windings have been manufactured exclusively in the Resin-Rich process. Both technologies can now be offered in-house.
Partly takeover of company AlessandriAlessandri, located in Brühl, sold its part of electrical machines to Velden GmbH. This will significantly expand the customer base in the area of explosion-protected motors.
Expansion of the hall/workshop area
A further 2,000 sqm have been added. Here, very large components are washed, sandblasted and painted in corresponding plants.