History

The Hochreiter company history

Groundbreaking events

We invite you on a journey through the exciting Hochreiter history.

The first steps.

1985 first biogas plant

1985

Realisation of the first biogas plant for generating thermal energy on the family farm in Steinau / Schnaitsee.

1986 / 87

First feeding of electrical energy of 10kWel into the supply grid, with a remuneration of 2.3 German pennies / kWh.

1988-89 beginning of the co-fermentation

1988 / 89

Commencement of co-fermentation and continuous upgrading of the plant to 65kWel.

1988-89 CHP with Opel and Ford Motors 2

1990

Production of various biogas plant components and construction of cogeneration plants with pilot injection.

1990 Biogas Trade Fair

1990

Participation in the biogas trade fair with our own cogeneration plant.

1992 construction of the first customer biogas plants

1992

Construction of the first customer installations.

1994 CHP with Opel and Ford Motors

1994

Start of industrial production of cogeneration plants with Opel and Ford Motors.

1995 first own biogas plant

1995

Emergence of own biogas plant in Steinau with 400kWel. power and a fermenter volume of 2.200m³.

1996-99 new sand scraper

1996 / 99

Construction of a sand scraper.

1996-99 CHP based on MAN - Gas Engines

1996 / 99

Construction of cogeneration plants based on MAN-gas engines.

Production and sale

2001 first Steinauer-agitated vessel

2001

Installation of the first “Steinauer- agitator”.

Expansion of own biogas plant to max. 700kWel. power, and a fermenter volume of 6.000m³.

2002 lying paddle mixers Standing agitated vessel

2002

Series production and patenting of “lying paddle agitator” and the “standing agitator”.

2002 Steady growth and internationalisation

2002

Steady growth and internationalisation.

At this time, own production was generating over 100 CHPs p.a.

2004 CHPs-on-DEUTZ-engines-base

2004

Production and sale of cogeneration units based on DEUTZ engines.

2004 expansion of activities to Austria, Switzerland and Italy

2004

Expansion of activities in Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

2005 CHPs on TEDOM- motors base

2005

Production and sale of cogeneration units based on TEDOM – engines.

2005 new edition of the Mississippi agitator

2005

New model of Mississippi agitator.

2005 activities towards the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary

2005

Activities expand towards the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary.

Increase in the number of employees to 25 people.

2006 Construction of the biogas plant Binder

2006

Construction of the Binder biogas plant in Breisgau, with 1.8 megawatts output.

2006 Commissioning of the first Hochreiter plant in the Czech Republic with an electrical output of 500kW

2006

Commissioning of the first Hochreiter plant in the Czech Republic, with an electrical output of 500kW.

2006 Commissioning of the biogas plant in Stangern

2006

Commissioning of the biogas plant at the future company headquarters in Stangern, with an output of 500kWel.

Hochreiter is henceforth a
certified WHG specialist contractor

2007 expansion France, Belgium and Luxembourg

2007

Construction and financing of further large plants as a complete supplier.

Expansion of activities towards France, Belgium, Luxembourg.

2008 Further activities in Spain, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland

2008

Other activities in Spain, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Expansion of the product range for organic waste recycling.

2009 CHP container solutions

2009

Construction and delivery of CHP container solutions.

2009 biogas plant in Tunisia

2009

Conversion of a biogas plant in Tunisia.

2010 New Biogas Competence Centre in Stangern

2010

Move to the new Biogas Competence Centre in Stangern.

2011 Delivery and installation of the first systems to Spain, Northern Ireland and England

2011

Supply and installation of the first systems to Spain, Northern Ireland and England.

2011 Establishment of the Hochreiter Biogas subsidiary in France

2011

Establishment of the Hochreiter Biogas subsidiary in France.

2013 new dosing technology

2013

Development of new dosing technology “Power- Feeder / Fuada-Sepp”.

2014 Oblique paddle agitator - Tsunami

2014

Development and launch of the “transversal paddle mixer – Tsunami”.

2014 quality management system according to ISO 9001

2014

Implementation of ISO 9001 Quality Management System.

30 year anniversary at a current headcount of approximately 45 people.

2015

30 year anniversary at a current headcount of approximately 45 people.

Redevelopment of the CHP's HOMAN H130 LE with an output of up to 420kWel.

2015

Redevelopment of the CHP HOMAN H130 LE with an output of up to 420kWel.

2015 biogas plants in Greece, Thailand, Hungary and Turkey

2015

Alignment of the CHP production towards demand-oriented and flexible operation.

Among other things, construction of biogas plants in Greece (1.2 MW elec.), Thailand (2 MW elec.) and Hungary (800 KW elec.).

Conversion and extension of biogas plants in Turkey.

2015 unit certificate

2015

Implementation of the BDEW directive and attaining of the unit certificate.

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    DE-83530 Schnaitsee

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