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A deft hand with wire since 1963

2017

The two managing directors Marga Hörning and Peter Hörning resign.
Christina Göring and Carolin Hörning become the new managing directors.

2016

METDRA updates its quality management system to conform to 9001:2015.

2014

Carolin Hörning receives signing authority.

METDRA remains ISO 9001:2008 certified.

2013

Carolin Hörning joins the company.

2008

Following audits in 2004 and 2005, METDRA passes another audit in January and is certified to DIN ISO 9001:2008.

2007

METDRA wins yet another master contract to supply train platform furniture for Deutsche Bahn AG in a pan-European tender.

2004

Addition of another 1,400 m² of production space.

2003

METDRA begins direct distribution of its outdoor furniture.

Mr. Praefcke takes a well-deserved retirement.

1999

Refrigerator and freezer manufacturers phase out wire shelves and baskets in favor of glass or plastic components. As a result, METDRA stops producing wire elements for white goods after more than 35 years in the business.

1995

Herman Hörning, our founder and “senior director”, dies on December 25, 1995 after a brief, serious illness.

Mrs. M. Hörning becomes the company’s 2nd managing director.

1989

Expansion and upgrade of METDRA production space.

1982

Addition of transportation and storage totes to the product line: the start of today’s workpiece carriers. Another factory expansion and upgrade.

METDRA begins making outdoor furniture – wire mesh seating – for public spaces and starts a close, successful 20-year relationship with H. Praefcke GmbH in Weissach.

1981

Installation and commissioning of in-house powder coating plant.

1980

Administration and production wing added to the headquarters. Longstanding managing director Erich Riekert resigns for health reasons.

Management passes to the 2nd generation. Mr. Peter Hörning becomes the new managing director.

1970

Wire dump bins for display racks added to product range.

1968

Start of production of sales racks and displays out of pipe and wire.

1967

Headquarters is relocated from Ditzingen to Leonberg, near Bothner GmbH & Co. KG, the parent company.

1964

The foundations are laid for the company’s current building and headquarters in Leonberg.

1963

Company is established on February 28, 1963 with Hermann Hörning and Erich Riekert as its managing directors. METDRA starts out making refrigerator shelves, freezer baskets and other products out of metal, wire and tubing in an old brickworks in Ditzingen, near Stuttgart, on May 2, 1963.

General

Street furniture
Phone: +49 7152 / 97930 – 41
aussenmoebel(at)metdra.de

 

Product presentation
Phone: +49 7152 / 97930 – 55
displays(at)metdra.de

 

Workpiece carriers 
Phone: +49 7152 / 97930 – 56
werkstuecktraeger(at)metdra.de

Powder coating
Phone: +49 7152 / 97930 – 55
displays(at)metdra.de


Bent wire parts
Phone: +49 7152 / 97930 – 55
displays(at)metdra.de

Contact data

METDRA
Metall- und Drahtwarenfabrik GmbH 

Dieselstraße 9
D - 71229 Leonberg 

Phone: +49 7152 / 97930 - 0
Fax: +49 7152 / 97930 - 10 

info@metdra.de
www.metdra.de 

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