Foundation of the sole proprietorship Günter Wendt

After his technical training and engineering studies, our company founder Günter Wendt held various positions. He found his vocation when he returned to Windeck to take over the position of plant manager.

Driven by his pioneering spirit, he took advantage of this development and rented a small corner of the factory building. There he laid the foundation for the establishment of his own company with self-developed machines and the production of felt domes.

Family business

At this point, the production of flap wheels begins and the focus shifts to grinding.

At the same time production was moved to the cellar of the Therese and Günter Wendt family home.

Up to 20 employees were working at this location at times.

Accordingly, the term family business is not just a term for us, but a philosophy.

Head start through innovation

The first flap wheel with a diameter of only 10mm is created.

We grow and grow

With the completion of our first production hall, we move from the family home to the Mauel industrial area. Furthermore, unmounted flap wheels and flap discs fleece are added to our product range.

Flap discs with glass fibre disc

A milestone – After several months of development, the head of the family Günter Wendt proudly presents the flap discs with a fibreglass plate. The focus here was on improving the quality of the product and workmanship.

At the same time, we double our production area by adding a factory building. In addition, the sole proprietorship Günter Wendt becomes Dipl.-Ing. Günter Wendt GmbH.

The expansion of the production program continues

The first rolls and fleece flap discs are produced.

Expansion of the infrastructure

With the inauguration of the new factory building and a new raw material warehouse we double our production area once again.

Establishment of new branches

Now the time has come – Wendt starts in 2000 with a branch in the USA on the other side of the Atlantic and in 2001 in the United Kingdom. The second generation, Frank Wendt and Dr. Marion Wendt-Ginsberg are on site to ensure a smooth start.


We warmly welcome our 100th employee.

Change of the management

Günter Wendt retires from the family business and hands the management over to his children. He now dedicates himself entirely to his family and his hobbies. Until today he is always at our side with help and advice. It is still a great experience to search for solutions with him.

First DIN EN ISO certification

Own production in the USA

The first Wendt products are manufactured outside Germany by Wendt USA in Buffalo, NY.

Widening of our language skills

After welcoming our new colleagues, we are now also represented in South America with Wendt do Brasil and through Wendt S.A.R.L. a further branch is established in Sarreguemines, France.

New production hall and own training centre

We are proud to announce another production hall with an integrated training centre. Our popular seminars as well as product training courses are held there along with other events.

In addition, Wendt USA purchases and relocates to a larger factory building.

New look - familiar quality

During the hardware fair in Cologne, along with the latest innovations we present a completely revised corporate design, including an extraordinary trade fair presentation.

Dipl.-Ing. Günter Wendt GmbH becomes Günter Wendt GmbH.

Off to new shores

We are constantly working to improve our products and our service. To achieve that we draw on our experience in working with partners, an exclusive dealer network, OEM customers and industrial companies around the world.

The focus – improving your daily work routine!

Because at Wendt we care!/p>