History of pewag group

pewag group is one of the oldest chain manufacturers in the world and its history can be traced back to the 15th century. The following timetable gives you an overview about the most important events concerning the origins and development of this group rich in tradition.

Timetable of important events throughout the history of pewag group

1479First documented references of a forging plant in Brückl
1787Foundation of a chain forge in Kapfenberg
1803Foundation of a chain forge in Graz
1836Establishment of an iron casting plant in Brückl
1912Production of the First pewag Snow Chain
1923Merger of plants in Graz and Kapfenberg
Creation of the name „pewag“
1972Foundation of a sales company in Germany
1975Foundation of a sales company in the USA
1993Foundation of pewag austria GmbH 
1994Foundation of the first subsidiary in the Czech Republic
1999Acquisition of the Weissenfels Group
2003Separation from the Weissenfels Group
Incorporation of pewag austria Gmbh into Ägyd Pengg Foundation
2005Splitting into 2 groups:
Schneeketten Beteiligungs AG Group – Snow Chains
pewag austria GmbH Group – Technical Chains
2009Acquisition of Chaineries Limousines S.A.S.
2012Foundation of the first manufacturing company in the USA
2013Foundation of various international sales companies