• 1960

    The company Cordes GmbH was founded by Werner Cordes, cabinet maker.

  • 1960

    First rollplate patented: The Möbelhund®.

  • 1965

    First folding Rollbox developed and presented: The KA-Corlette®.

  • 1969

    Parcel-Rollbox developed for the German Post.

  • 1977

    Corlette product scope extended to cover for example: Standard-Colette® Universal Colette® Furniture Colette®. Bicycle,Colette® Safe-Colette®.

  • 1981

    Begins manufacturing products later to become the Variofit product range.

  • 1984

    Cordes GmbH expansion with 4 main production sites with an overall turnover in excess of 10 million German Marks.

  • 1988

    The Cordes GmbH product range receives the safety certification from the German authorities (TÜV).

  • 1990

    Furnibox developed for use in automatic high storage warehousing.

  • 1994

    Production sites extended to include a subsidiary company in Poland. This subsidiary company has now become a part of Cordes GmbH.

  • 1997

    Werner Cordes retires, his son Martin Cordes receives new ownership.

  • 2000

    Innaugeration of a sub company Transko GmbH for logistics service provision.

  • 2001

    The Cordes GmbH product range receives the certification DIN ISO 9001 from the German authorities.

  • 2002

    Development of Corlette to use in Pallet Racks and as well in Corlette Racks.

  • 2005

    Foundation of Cordes Schweiz GmbH.

  • 2007

    Development of new safety handles and plastic skids for trucks.

  • 2008

    Development of the VARIOfit foot guard.

  • 2008

    Development of new truck wheels with twopart steel rim and precision ball bearing.

  • 2010

    Development of the central foot brake EasySTOP; European application of the brand EasySTOP at the german patent office.

  • 2014

    Increase of the VARIOfit production by 1.500 m² to 6.400 m². The production area under roof is now 26.000 m² in total.

  • 2018

    Official opening of the new additional powder coating and production hall building.

  • 2019

    Further welding robots starting and the new building for raw materials is set up.

  • 2020

    On the 85.000 m² large company estate 44.700 m² production area is now available.

  • Today

    The Cordes group maintains over 550 employees and has an annual turnover in excess of 20 million Euros.

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