history

The early years

1961 A construction engineer from the Lower Austrian region asked Mr. Filzmoser to build a production machine for his ideas of  lattice girder. His name was Koeberl.
1962  The typical lattice girder with the endless diagonal,  as is most used today, was than invented by Franz Filzmoser (born 1923) in Austria. One year later he presented the first lattice girder machine for the production of this new girder type.
1963 In that year Mr. Filzmoser was assisted by a young trainee Mr. Helmut Hacker. In this year of cooperative work many developments were done together, which represent the technical standard of todays machinery. Mr. Hacker manages his own lattice girder factory in Austria today and is market leader in his country.
1965 First machines are delivered to Bevisol/ Belgium (today Intersig). Dirk and Rudy Jansegers develop the company in the following decades to one of the largest lattice girder producers.
1967 Mr. Basalla from Kaiser Omnia/ Germany and Mr. Filzmoser sign a Marketing agreement. Filzmoser produces the machines, Kaiser Omnia sells them.

Kaiser-Omnia and Badische Drahtwerke

Kaiser-Omnia, a very important lattice girder system, acquired its name from the two companies Kaiser-Decken GmbH in Frankfurt/Main and Rheinbau GmbH in Wiesbaden, which developed practical building solutions during the 50 s- among others, a multitude of lattice girders and components under the trade names Kaiser and Omnia. Approximately 400 prefabricated concrete factories in Germany were supplied at that time by both companies with their products. In 1976, both companies merged into the joint company Kaiser-Omnia Bausysteme, Frankfurt/Main, with approximately 650 employees. After a somewhat hectic time during the years 1983/84, the Kaiser-Omnia Program was taken over in 1985 by the Badische Drahtwerke GmbH (BDW) in Kehl, which has continued to write very successfully the success story of Kaiser-Omnia lattice girder with other and new developments.