Company founded by Dipl.-Ing. Karl-W. Burgdorf in Nienburg an der Weser as a retail company. Development of the first mineral oil-based quenchants with controlled cooling behaviour. This was due to the demand for high-performance quenching oils for the heat treatment of mainly poorly hardenable and low-alloyed steels in the post-war period.
Relocation of the office to Stuttgart.
Development of the first high performance, multi-grade and hot bath quenching oils as well as tempering oils (DURIXOL) which are highly resistant to ageing and evaporation.
Change into a limited partnership - BURGDORF KG.
Entry of the sons of the company founder: Dipl.-Kfm. Hannes Burgdorf and Dipl.-Ing. Eckhard H. Burgdorf.
Takeover of the company management by the 2nd generation.
Distribution of first self-developed vacuum quenching oils (DURIXOL).
Development of polymer quenchants for surface and immersion hardening (SERVISCOL) and their market introduction.
Establishment of our own development and testing laboratory.
Takeover of the company Erich Nüssle OHG, founded by Erich Nüssle in 1952, Nagold. Manufacturer of Stop-off Paints (CONDURSAL, CONDURON).
Development and market launch of synthetic quenching and tempering oils (SYNABOL, SYNANOL).
Market introduction of our anticorrosion products (SERVITOL).
Takeover of the company Osmirol GmbH, Osnabrück. Manufacturer of polymer quenchants (OSMANIL).
Introduction of the first special cleaners for component cleaning (UNIHA, SERVIDUR) into our product and service portfolio.
Dipl.-Ing. Rainer Braun joins the company in preparation for the continuation of the business in the 3rd generation; takes over the function of managing partner in 2005.
Acquisition of the quenching agent activities of Carl Bechem GmbH, Hagen, Germany.
Dipl.-Kfm. Frank Burgdorf joins the company in preparation for the continuation of the business in the 3rd generation; takes over the function of managing partner in 2007.
Acquisition of the quenching agent activities of Georg Oest Mineralölwerke GmbH & Co. KG, Freudenstadt, Germany.
70th anniversary of the company BURGDORF GmbH & Co. KG.