History

Milestone in PREBENA‘s History

1960
Registration of the term „PREBENA” as incorporated label and creation of the first 
PREBENA emblem which still marks all products and documents of the company. 
Foundation of the company in Schotten.  


1963
First development of manufacturing machines for staples


1967
Due to a flood the first cumbersome built company building including products and fixtures was destroyed.


1969
First construction stage of today’s production site located in Seetraße. Expansion of the PREBENA sales program by self-made pneumatic nailing guns.

1970
Development and production of the first Multi-Wire-Machine for Fastening Technology.


1973
First PREBENA production site outside Germany in Australia


1977
Cooperation with company Steen + Klentze in Ahrensburg that still nowadays as company PREBENA Steen + Klentze GmbH attends to clients in one half of the Ferderal Republic of Germany as a powerful business partner.

1980
Development of the Wire-Assembly Line WBT as innovation worldwide. This innovative technology glues up to 180 wires to one band. This band is used to stamp the fasteners. This method replaces the production with Multi-Wire Machines and is known worldwide as best procedure in order to manufacture fasteners.


1983
Marketing Company in Austria as PREBENA Österreich GmbH.


1984
Marketing Company in Switzerland as PREBENA Schweiz AG.


1986
A modern production plant develops as PREBENA America, Bridgeport/West Virginia.


1986
PREBENA PWM Maschinenbau GmbH
Own development and construction department of manufacturing machines for staples,

brads, pins, coilnails and wire bands.


1987
Foundation of PREBENA Taiwan with own manufacture.

1990
Foundation of PREBENA Poland with own manufacture.


1991
Foundation of PREBENA Leipzig with own manufacture.


1995
PREBENA RM Russia with own production and meanwhile 12 service and selling stations among the country.


1999
Marketing Company in Turkey as PREBENA Tipo.
Marketing Company in Poland as PREBENA Elk.  

2001
Foundation of PREBENA Thailand.


2002
Foundation of PREBENA Asia, Hongkong.


2003
Development of PREBENA Cordless Air Technology. Production of staples in Brazil.


2006
Presentation of the Cordless Air Technology at international trade fairs and being awarded with the Prize of Innovation by the German economy.


2007
Foundation of PREBENA China.
Foundation of PREBENA Österreich GmbH.  

2010
50 Years PREBENA.


2011
Company’s founder Wilfried Bornemann passes away after serious disease. Takeover of Company Management by Natalia Bornemann and Werner Rücklinger. Foundation of PREBENA Fastener Benelux.


2012
Foundation of PREBENA Czechia.


2016
Inauguration of an additional, modern company building in the main location of Schotten
E.g. with a varied product exhibition and a specialized service center