European galvanizing leader Wuppermann Group has celebrated its 150th anniversary. It all began on 30 June 1872 in Düsseldorf. It was there that Mr Heinrich Theodor Wuppermann founded the Wuppermann with a single puddling furnace including a Luppenschmiede. 150 years after the company was founded, the Wuppermann Group is one of the largest manufacturers of hot-dip galvanized hot-rolled strip in Europe, a major producer of high-quality tubes and profiles made of steel. Highest corrosion protection with lowest CO2 emissions is the claim of the Wuppermann Group today. The headquarters of the group of companies is in Leverkusen. When Mr Heinrich Theodor Wuppermann died in 1907, his sons took over the business and Wuppermann became a family company. The company grew with industrialization, two world wars and the world economic crisis left their mark. Nevertheless, by 1972, the small hull forge had become one of the largest steel rolling companies in Western Europe. It was not until the steel crisis at the beginning of the 1980s that growth initially came to a halt: Wuppermann had to sell its rolling mill in Leverkusen. The condition for the new owner at that time was that the jobs in the plant should be preserved. So, the contract was not awarded to the highest bidder, but to the one who offered the prospect of continued employment. After two years, however, the new owner closed the factory. The companies that did not belong to the rolling mill became today's Wuppermann Group. The group grew again, among other things by founding new plants in Austria in the 1980s and 1990s, where Wuppermann introduced a new type of surface finishing process for hot-rolled steel strips. Further plant foundations followed in the Netherlands in 2000, Poland in 2011 and Hungary in 2017.The Wuppermann Group is a medium-sized family business based in Leverkusen that has been successfully processing steel for 150 years. Its product portfolio includes surface-finished flat products, tubes and tubular components made of steel for the mechanical engineering, furniture, food, packaging, automotive, construction and solar industries as well as water and wastewater technology. The Wuppermann Group currently has five production sites and more than 800 employees. In 2021, the Wuppermann Group achieved a turnover of around 925 million euros.