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History of the company

From its beginnings as a small workshop located in the company's headquarters in Ahlen in Westphalia, Reflex Winkelmann GmbH has today developed to become a global company.

Since 2013, the company Sinus has been on board with a wide range of manifolds and low loss headers, which usefully complement the Reflex portfolio.

With over 30 separate distribution companies across the world as well as factories in Germany, Poland, China and Turkey, Reflex Winkelmann GmbH is the main pillar of the Winkelmann Building+Industry business division under the umbrella of the Winkelmann Group.

1889
Heinrich Winkelmann and Caspar Pannhoff found a workshop to produce kitchen and household appliances made from enamelled metal such as kettles, coffee pots, soap basins, dustpans and milk cans in Ahlen in Westphalia.

1955
During the industrial boom during the post-war period, the range changes from enamelled kitchen and household appliances to forming steel plates. Special parts for engineering, the automotive industry as well as heating and water technology, were produced.

1987
Founding of Reflex Winkelmann + Pannhoff GmbH + Co. KG

1994
Founding of Reflex-POLSKA Sp. z o.o., Wabrzezno, Poland

2000
Acquisition of Otto Heat Heizungs-, Energie- und Anlagentechnik GmbH + Co. KG

2010
Heinrich Winkelmann takes over as the fourth generation of manager of the Winkelmann Group at the headquarters in Ahlen

2013
The 'Reflex' brand gets a brand relaunch with the new claim 'Thinking Solutions'.

The Reflex training centre is opened in Ahlen.

2014
Acquisition of the company Sinusverteiler GmbH

2015
Launch of the Winkelmann production system to optimise and increase efficiency in production processes

2016
Opening of a new Reflex distribution company in Dubai.

2017
The business division is rebranded to Winkelmann Building+Industry and enables the strategic opening of future ranges.

Opening of a new Reflex distribution company in Singapore.