Your reliable partner since 1901
1901 – 1950
The company was founded by the merchant Alfred Brockmann in Cologne. Initially, only drop shipments were handled. After World War II, Alfred Brockmann transferred the company to his nephew Mr. Roeckerath. Together with his university friend Dr. Ernst Meulemann, the foundation stone for the new start of the company was laid.
1951 – 1967
After the war, great successes were quickly achieved and Dr. Meulemann founded a branch office in Düsseldorf, which later absorbed the entire company. First lumber imports from Russia were introduced and the foundation stone for the plywood business was laid with imports from Finland.
1978 – 1979
Dr. Ernst Meulemann took his son-in-law Dr. Hans-Gerd Glatzel into the company as a partner. The company was renamed Brockmann-Holz GmbH.
1980 - 2000
Dr. Hans-Gerd Glatzel became the new managing director. In the following years, the focus was on importing plywood from Europe and Brazil. In addition to formwork supplies for the construction industry, large trading companies were also supplied. In 1994, Brockmann-Holz Recycling GmbH & Co. KG was founded and established for the sustainable recycling of waste wood.
2000 – 2010
Establishment of the Asian plywood business with imports from China. In addition, sales of sawn timber to the packaging industry picked up. Waste wood processing was relocated to a new site in Krefeld in 2006, where it was further expanded.
2011 – 2014
Like his father-in-law before him, Dr. Glatzel sought support from his son Gerd-Friedrich Glatzel. Two years later, he was appointed sole managing director and has since successfully managed the company in the 4th generation.
2015 – until today
At the end of 2015, the entire company headquarters moved from Düsseldorf to Krefeld-Linn to continue the 120-year success story at a new location. On the more than 30,000 sqm site, two large warehouses with new storage technology, a modern office building as well as a wood processing center and the drying kiln were built in addition to the already resident Brockmann-Holz Recycling.