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Formation and Development of Profilbeton GmbH

Profilbeton was founded on 01.08.1998 by Wolfgang Hasch and August Oppermann Kiesgewinnungs- und Vertriebs-GmbH. The main business activity consisted of the production and sale of a patented special kerb stone for bus and tram stops. The managing partner, Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Hasch, together with employees of Kasseler-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft, co-invented the kerb in 1991.

Due to positive growth, the company outgrew its rented production and storage space within 3 years. In order to be able to meet the growing demand, both domestically and increasingly from other European countries (deliveries have already been made to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Great Britain, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Austria and the Czech Republic), the Braas company in Borken acquired a closed plant for the production of concrete roof tiles. After extensive renovations and new installations of production facilities, production was relocated to Borken in March 2002.

Since 2008, Kasseler Sonderbord, now known internationally as “Kassel Kerb” in specialist circles, and its next iteration, Kasseler Sonderbord plus, have gone on to conquer the global market. At the UITP traffic fair, which takes place every two years, new licensees were acquired for Profilbeton products in New Zealand and South Africa.

Organised by Profilbeton, the North Hessian Transport Days first took place to mark the company's 10-year anniversary, and continue to ensure nationwide success. Every two years, this event brings together planners, architects, operators and public transport administration specialists as well as representatives of associations and initiatives for the disabled who want to promote independent, barrier-free mobility in local public transport.

This direct and close exchange of information has encouraged the continuous expansion of the Profilbeton product range. Over time, the delivery program was expanded to include ground indicators (guide plates for the vision-impaired) and elements for barrier-free crossings, which are also protected by patent.

On 29.02.2016, a shareholders' resolution appointed Carsten Hasch as Managing Director of Profilbeton, thereby laying the foundation for a successful second generation. Under his direction, the Kasseler Rad-Gehweg-Trennstein, which received a patent 2017, has gone on to conquer public spaces and help eliminate conflict between different road users.