About us

Kock & Sohn produziert bereits seit über 50 Jahren hochwertige Arbeitsgeräte für Traktoren, Teleskop- und Radlader sowie Räder und Zwillingssysteme für die Landwirtschaft und Bauwirtschaft. Aus einer kleinen Huf- und Wagenschmiede ist mit der Zeit ein Unternehmen mit mehr als 70 Mitarbeitern am Standort Hopsten-Schale im Kreis Steinfurt geworden.

1924 Philipp Kock establishes the company in Hopsten-Schale
1925 Building of an apartment house and a factory with about 60m²
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1929 Philipp Kock Master examination (18th of Sept.)
Phillipp Kock
The grounder: Phillipp Kock
1930 Philipp Kock examination of shoeing (30th of April)
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1943 Erwin Kock: examination of shoeing
1944 Erwin Kock starts working in the company of his parents (one trainee is employed)
1945 Building of the first forge with about 250m²
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1948 Bau der ersten Schmiede mit ca. 250 m²
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1952 Erwin Kock master examination (4th of April)
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1961 production of grating wheels starts
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1965 Philipp Kock senior deceases
  Building of a second hall with a social area; about 550m²
1966 Purchasing of "Alpas"-patent; production of grating wheels and twin-rims begin
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1968  
1969 Purchasing of working equipment for front loaders begins
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1971  
1972 Purchasing of a forge with 6000m² adverse the Höfener Straße
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1974 Building of a hall with 1150m²
Erwin Kock
Led the company for over 30 years: Erwin Kock
  celebration of the 50 year-company anniversary
  number of employee: 23
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1980 Production of inducement wheels starts
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1985 Dipl.-Ing. Manfred Kock starts working in the company of his parents
1986 Office expansion; in the "old apartment building"
1987  
1988 Purchasing of a parcel with about 5000m² besides of the 1974 builded hall
1989 Building of a production and warehouse hall with about 2100 m²
1990  
1991 Purchasing of a parcel in the industrial estate "An der Wurth" with about 5000 m²
1992 Foundation of "Kock & Sohn Räder GmbH"
1993 Erwin Kock deceases (18th of May)
1994  
1995 Setting of field service, at first initial equipment, afterwards field service for Germany
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1999 Foundation of the tyre-whole sale "Kock & Sohn Reifen & Räder Vertriebs KG"
  Celebration of the 75 year-company anniversary, number of employee: 40 (five trainees included)
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2006 Setting of distribution of the GUS-states
2007 Purchasing of the "Höfener Straße", about 1000 m² the industrial estate "An der Wurth" becomes field warehouse for tyres
2008 Purchasing of a 11,000 m² agriculture area
  Building of a new modern building for administration with social area, drawing space: 900m²; 65 employees (5 trainees included)
Verwaltungsgebäude
 
2009 House-warming party with 140 guests (12th of September)
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2012 Raiffeisenstraße becomes industrial real estate
2013 11,000 m² industrial real estate becomes storage area; 70 employees (5 trainees included)
2014 Kock & Sohn will become 90 years old
  Construction of a warehouse for tires, size 4500 m²
2015 ErrichConstructiontung of production hall, size ca. 800 m²
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