1892 – formation of the present day Pohlen Bedachungen GmbH & Co. KG

  • craftsman's business with 3-5 employees
  • operating in the local surrounding area
  • specialist area steep roof cladding


1965
– entry into industrial roof waterproofing

  • craftsman's business with 10-15 employees
  • operating in the local surrounding area
  • specialist area waterproofing for steep slope and flat roofs


1972
– specialisation in bituminous waterproofing for flat roofs

  • steady growth in personnel
  • shift to assembly operation, on a national scale


1983
– Specialisation in high-quality waterproofing for flat roofs with quality plastic roof sheeting

  • steady growth in personnel
  • optimisation of assembly work
  • expansion of the regular customer business 


1989
– collaborations Sarnafil / Pohlen Dach in the US

  • realisation of industrial projects in the US 


1991
– launch of European expansion

  • project realisation and establishment of a subsidiary in Hungary 


1992
– 100 years of experience  


2002
– growth in customer confidence by means of quality and service

  • A milestone in the co-operation with familiar regular customers was the initial conclusion
    of framework agreements for professional roof waterproofing, maintenance and the introduction 
    of exceptional long-term guarantee concepts.


2005
– formation of Pohlen-Solar GmbH

  • growth in personnel to approximately 150 employees
  • realisation of the first photovoltaic power plant


2007
– specialisation in functional roofing systems and structures

  • optimisation of roof & solar concepts – from a single source
  • beginning of the photovoltaic quality assurance in cooperation with Fraunhofer ISE


2009
– expansion into the European markets in Spain and Italy

  • realisation of the first field photovoltaic facilities both at home and abroad
  • expansion of the field of competence in maintenance and operations management
  • consistent implementation of complicated industrial construction renovations


2014
– Pohlen Group of Companies as we know it today with approximately 300 employees in Europe

  • conception, implementation, service and services for everything related to industrial construction