The history of Winkhaus
Until the start of the Second World War, Aug. Winkhaus continues to export a large share of its products abroad. To adapt production to the increase in orders, Winkhaus has to expand and puts a disused factory in Telgte back into operation. Having started with just 20 employees, it soon has a workforce of 65 and after just five years, the facility, which had started life purely as an assembly plant, becomes an independent factory.
Rudolf Winkhaus puts an old factory in Telgte into operation for the production of armoured locks. More departments soon follow and after just five years, the subsidiary plant outranks the main site in Münster.
At the time of Rudolf Winkhaus' 80th birthday, the company employs 27 white-collar employees and 423 blue-collar employees on its sites in Münster and Telgte.
The founder of the site at Münster, Rudolf Winkhaus, dies at the age of 84.
Winkhaus UK Ltd.
2950 Kettering Parkway
Kettering-NN15 6XZ Northants
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