1969 - Founded as Friedrich Delker KG by Friedrich Delker, Heinz Beyer and Karl-Heinz Meinrich.
1976 - Move to the new head office building at Manderscheidtstraße 20 in Essen-Frillendorf.
1984 - Entered the purchasing association NORDWEST Handel AG.
1988 - The future managing director Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Georg Delker (industrial engineer) joins the company.
1995 - DELKER quality management is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001.
1998 - Introduction of e-procurement solutions.
1999 - Expansion of the site with additional offices and a new warehouse building. A new IT and e-procurement department is established.
2001 - Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Georg Delker (industrial engineer) takes over as managing partner of Friedrich Delker GmbH & Co. KG.
2004 - BMEcat certification and first business activities with customers and suppliers in China.
2009 - Establishment of our independent company in Poland.
2012 - First edition of "Der Große Werkzeugkatalog" with 24,000 articles on more than 1000 pages.
2015 - Launch of our new online shop delker2business.com with better usability.
2017 - Establishment of our trade partner network in Europe with 7 distributors today.
2019 - Under the motto "50 Jahre DELKER – experience Power" DELKER makes its company anniversary come alive with a large performance show and 80 strong suppliers, on 75,000 m², in the VELTINS Arena, home of football team Schalke 04.