History

Our company over the years.

  • 1969 Founding of Friedrich Delker KG by Friedrich Delker, Heinz Beyer and Karl-Heinz Meinrich.
  • 1976 Friedrich Delker KG grows: relocation to the new premises at Manderscheidtstrasse 20, in Essen. 
  • 1984 We become members of NORDWEST Handel AG's procurement network. 
  • 1988 Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Georg Delker joins the company. 
  • 1996 Certification of Delker by Germanische Lloyd according to DIN EN ISO 9001. 
  • 1998 Successful pioneers: we are the first to achieve system supplier status, and introduction of e-procurement. 
  • 1999 Expansion and modernisation of our office area and a rebuild of our storage facilities. A new IT and e-procurement department evolves. 
  • 2001 The founding trio take retirement. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Georg Delker is now the sole managing partner in charge of Friedrich Delker GmbH & Co. KG. 
  • 2004 We achieve BMEcat certification from BMEnet GmbH and launch our first commercial activities in China. 
  • 2006 The large Delker tools catalogue wins the "Best Industry Catalogue for Tools 2006" award (TANNER catalogue benchmark). 
  • 2007 A further milestone: the shop solution "Delker to Business" wins silver in the "Best Practice Award" at "eProcure & supply". 
  • 2008 TÜV Rhineland awards us the Bosch BSS Seal of Quality. Delker also sets up its own company in Poland.
  • 2009 40-year anniversary of Friedrich Delker GmbH & Co.KG.
  • 2010 "Delker WM": The major tool fair in the heart of Essen, the 2010 City of Culture. Expertise, professionalism and quality over an area of 3,000 square metres with more than 60 strong partners such as Bosch, Gedore, Kärcher and Knipex.
  • 2011 We win the PROZEUS Entrepreneur Prize 2011 for implementing the "Product data management and harmonisation of manufacturer data with eCl@ss and proficl@ss in the wholesale tool trade" project.
  • 2012 Our own Delker catalogue, "The Large Tools Catalogue" with a carefully selected range of 24,000 products appears. This allows us to set new standards - strong performance and core expertise spanning more than 1,000 pages.
  • 201445-year anniversary of Friedrich Delker GmbH & Co.KG.
  • 2015Our own Delker catalogue "Tool Catalogue 2015/2016" with a carefully compiled assortment of over 30,000 articles is published. Once again we are setting standards - performance and core competence on more than 1,200 pages.
  • 2015 Introduction of our new online shop "D2B"  www.delker2business.com  to provide even better usability.
  • 2017Implementation of trading partner network Europe.
  • 2018 Delker is official sponsor of FC Schalke 04