Heinrich Winkelmann and Caspar Pannhoff found a workshop to produce kitchen and household appliances made from enamelled metal such as kettles, coffee pots, soap basins, dustpans and milk cans in Ahlen in Westphalia.
During the industrial boom during the post-war period, the range changes from enamelled kitchen and household appliances to forming steel plates. Special parts for engineering, the automotive industry as well as heating and water technology, were produced.
Founding of Reflex Winkelmann + Pannhoff GmbH + Co. KG
Founding of Reflex-POLSKA Sp. z o.o., Wabrzezno, Poland
Acquisition of Otto Heat Heizungs-, Energie- und Anlagentechnik GmbH + Co. KG
Heinrich Winkelmann takes over as the fourth generation of manager of the Winkelmann Group at the headquarters in Ahlen.
The Reflex training centre is opened in Ahlen.
Acquisition of the company Sinusverteiler GmbH.
Launch of the Winkelmann production system to optimise and increase efficiency in production processes.
The business division is rebranded to Winkelmann Building+Industry and enables the strategic opening of future ranges.