The UHRIG Group proudly looks back on over 55 years of company history. Since it was founded in 1963, a lot of water has flowed down the sewer, and UHRIG has always been involved. In addition to civil engineering, sewer network management, sewer rehabilitation and compactor construction, the family company primarily relies on future-oriented energy from wastewater. We would be happy to inform you!

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This is where we come from

In 1963 Anna and Helmut Uhrig founded Helmut UHRIG Straßen- und Tiefbau GmbH. That was the start. Today the company is still run as a family business in the third generation. In the meantime, UHRIG has grown – in terms of business areas and experience. The recipe for success is flexibility and future-oriented thinking. We build sewers, we manage them and rehabilitate them. Now we are also generating environmentally friendly heating energy from them. Creative ideas and the development of innovative technologies accompany us along this path.

 

“My father took a very courageous step back then, he gave up his secure employment as a civil servant for life and dared to go into self-employment.”

Thomas Uhrig

 

That is where we want to go

Without wanting to neglect our other business areas, we decided to found UHRIG Energie GmbH in 2019 due to the increasing demand for energy from wastewater. In terms of the energy and heating transition, we are focusing on the development and expansion of climate-friendly waste water heat recovery and striving to adapt the political and legal framework conditions analogous to geothermal energy. We see enormous potential in this technology and with our Therm-Liner systems, which have already been installed in almost a hundred projects, we hold the undisputed top position on the European market. We will continue along this path!

 

The most important milestones in our history

 

2019

The founding of UHRIG Energie GmbH
Reason: Increasing demand and strong growth in the heat from wastewater business area

 


 

2018

Construction of the largest plant to date for generating energy from wastewater
A system with an extraction capacity of 2,100 kW was installed in Stuttgart.

 


 

2017

Christoph von Bothmer took over the management of Helmut UHRIG Straßen- und Tiefbau GmbH
The company was handed over to the 3rd  generation.

 


 

2015

Market launch of the patented compactor bucket series VDL300S to VDL1400
Sales cooperation with Kiesel GmbH was started.

 


 

2014

UHRIG received order from Emschergenossenschaft
With this order, UHRIG became involved in the largest European sewer construction project.

 


 

2013

The company UHRIG Straßen- und Tiefbau GmbH became 50 years old
A big celebration with guests from politics and business took place at the company headquarters in Geisingen.

 


 

2013

UHRIG brought the “Proline” series of excavator attachments onto the market
The attachment compactors are sold both new and used.

 


 

2012

Helmut Uhrig, the founder of our company, died.

 

2012

Market launch of the Liner end cuff under the Quick-Lock brand
System for connecting pipe liners to pipes and structures.

 


 

2011

UHRIG received the order to heat the Elysée Palace in Paris with heat from wastewater
With this order, the eighth plant for generating heat from wastewater was implemented in Paris.

 


 

2010

Launch of the Quick-Lock Big cuff
Worldwide sales started.

 


 

2009

Cooperation agreement with Suez Group Paris started
Focus: Project development for energy generation from wastewater in France.

 


 

2008

Office in Krefeld was opened, with a focus on: Plant construction and network management
UHRIG offered hardware and software for the optimum operation of sewer networks.

 


 

2007

Launch of the patented Therm-Liner systems
UHRIG brought energy generation from wastewater to the market.

 


 

2001

First use and patenting of the UHRIG pipe laying robot
With this system, pipes can be laid unmanned.

 


 

2000

First use and patenting of the UHRIG tubular zone compactor

 


 

1998

Large construction site at Lake Constance
Testing of the “UHRIG system” during the construction of the drainage system for the new trade fair in Friedrichshafen.

 


 

1997

UHRIG received the Rudolf Eberle Prize, the innovation prize of the state of Baden-Württemberg
The Quick-Lock system is awarded.

 


 

1995

First use and patenting of the UHRIG soil treatment system
Designed and used for inner-city sewer construction sites.

 


 

1994

First use of excavator-operated attachment compactors for sewer construction

 


 

1993

Founding of UHRIG Kanaltechnik GmbH
Reason: Introduction of Quick Lock, a patented sewer rehabilitation system that is now sold worldwide.

 


 

1991

The second generation joined the company
Thomas Uhrig joined the company.

 


 

1980er

Greater focus on road construction

 


 

1970er

Greater focus on sewer construction

 


 

1963

Anna and Helmut Uhrig found Helmut UHRIG Straßen- und Tiefbau GmbH
The first project: Sewer in Geisingen, where the company is based.

Good reasons to choose Uhrig
Sustainability & Environmental protection

Sustainable and careful action is not just a cliche for us. We make bodies of water clean again and ensure that our groundwater always remains clean.

Experience & Know how

With over 55 years of experience in civil engineering and sewer construction, we know what is important in our complete solutions which are well thought out from start to finish, so that we can hand over a project that is ready for operation.

Innovation & Engagement

There is always an adjustment, that would enable us to do even better with our products. We therefore constantly work on innovations and improvements.

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