Timeline of Frank Fahrzeugbau GmbH

1964

The craft workshop of Frank Vehicle Construction was founded by the master blacksmith and Chartered Engineer (Senior Technical College) Klaus Frank in Leipzig-Lindenau.

1967

Relocation to Leipzig-Plagwitz. The first 20-foot container trailers in the former GDR are manufactured at Frank.

1972

Lucky with nationalisation. Frank remains a private craftwork company. In the following years, more than 1,500 special vehicles were manufactured for domestic and international (export) markets.

1978

Frank becomes an authorised workshop for imported vehicles from the NSW (Non-Socialist Economic Area). Success through being ahead and the recognisable quality of service leads to the term “quality forge”.

1989

25 years “Frank-Trailer” Leipzig. After successful training as a master craftsman and business management, Andreas Frank joins the company.

1990

The wholesale company, Frank & Sohn Fahrzeugteile Leipzig GmbH was founded. Frank’s first in-house exhibition in March with 3 exhibitors from the West and 300 trade visitors.

1993

On 17 June 1993, 40 years after the national uprising, the first beams for a new hall complex of 5,200 m² are erected.

1994

Finally at home: Frank moves to Frankenheim.

2000

“Product Offensive 2000″. More than 1,000 trade visitors and 40 exhibitors come to Frankenheim.

2001

Opening of the Chemnitz service branch for diesel engines and retarder overhaul.

2004

More than 50 manufacturers and all market leaders in European vehicle construction were present at the 2nd industry event. More than 1,000 trade visitors and customers accept the wide range of offers.

2007

Completion of the overhaul hall for German army technology.

2009

Industry event for transport and logistics. A total of 62 well-known European lorry and trailer manufacturers and component manufacturers present themselves. Over 1,500 trade visitors can be welcomed as guests.

2010

On 20 March, the new branch in Chemnitz was inaugurated with an opening party. The service provision experiences a quantum leap.

2011

The entire administration area is modernised. A new training room with canteen, meeting room and additional office space was built.

2014

At the “50 Years Frank” event, celebrating the 4thindustry meeting, senior director, Klaus Frank hands over the baton to his son, Andreas Frank. Max, his grandson, is in the starting blocks.

71 historic commercial vehicles were present at Frank in Frankenheim for the Tour of German Unity event.

2017

Frank Vehicle Construction celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Frankenheim industrial estate.

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