Major fire in Wuppertal
On 13 December 1968, a devastating fire at the then main billerbeck factory in Wuppertal destroyed large parts of the production facilities. The damage was so great that rebuilding the Wuppertal facilities was decided against in favour of further developing the Kraichtal-Münzesheim location. In 1981, production at the Wuppertal site was finally abandoned.
Image: New company headquarters at Kraichtal-Münzesheim from 1970 onwards