01 April 2022 - Barthel Armaturen celebrates its 90th anniversary

Friday, 01 April 2022 marks exactly 90 years since the Hamburg engineer Fritz Barthel founded our company, Barthel Armaturen, in Hamburg’s Altona area.

Just like the saying, "Better a little master than a big servant!", Fritz delivered fittings from the cellar shop – by bicycle – across Hamburg in the early years. Initially, the focus lay on shipbuilding, but other industries soon followed. These days, our company is owned and run by the third generation in the family. We have grown a lot in the past years – we deliver to 69 countries and employ more than 100 people. What remains unchanged since 1932 are our cornerstones of quality, flexibility and expertise. And we always keep an eye on what’s around the corner.

"We are fast, available and service-oriented for our partners"

In the beginning, Fritz Barthel delivered to his customers from the cellar shop – practically a personalised service. He rode his bicycle across all of Hamburg. Today, we are proud to say our valves and fittings are exported to around 69 countries worldwide.

"We solve tasks alongside the customer and through manufacturing, we have the opportunity to modify standards"

In 1957, Fritz Barthel developed patented explosion-protected plug-in couplings for tanker construction. Yet individual solutions are still one of our strengths. By doing so, we can modify standards, but also implement individual customer requests. 

"The family philosophy transfers to our employees"

Two years after the company was founded, Fritz Barthel hired his first employee. Since then, we have grown strongly. Today, we have a team of more than 100 colleagues.

"Tradition meets modernity"

We not only have an eye on the future when it comes to our products… We are also constantly putting our business processes to the test in terms of sustainability. We want to make a difference in protecting both our resources and our planet.