Veritas AG

History

The history of today's Veritas AG goes back to the "Berliner Gummiwaarenfabrik" founded by William Elliott in Berlin in 1849. This makes us the oldest rubber processing company in Germany.

1849
1886
1929
1943
1947
1958
1981
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2020

1849

William Elliot founds the "Berliner Gummiwaarenfabrik" in today's Berlin district of Friedrichshain.

1886

Through a merger the “United Berlin-Frankfurter Gummiwaaren-Fabriken AG” with a branch in Gelnhausen is established.

1929

The company changes its name and is now called "Veritas Gummiwerke AG". The brand name VERITAS, which stood for all kind of technical rubber goods, is now part of the company name.

1943

The plant in Berlin is destroyed in an air raid, the company management moves to Gelnhausen.

1947

Gelnhausen becomes the headquarter of "Veritas Gummiwerke AG".

1958

The Giessen company Poppe acquires a majority stake in Veritas Gummiwerke AG and Ullrich Gummiwerke AG, which is also based in Gelnhausen

1981

Production needs more space. A second plant is built on Stettiner Strasse in Gelnhausen.

1982

Production is completely relocated from Berlin to Gelnhausen, the plant in Berlin is closed.

1986

Complete takeover of Ullrich Gummiwerke AG by Veritas.

1990

In Gelnhausen, Germany's first state technical college for rubber and plastics technology is being built on the initiative and with the support of Veritas.

1993

The former factory premises on Barbarossastraße has been completely cleared.

1995

Veritas founded the Hungarian Veritas Dunakiliti Kft., the first production site outside of Germany.

1998

Formation of "Veritas Thüringen GmbH" in Benshausen.
Formation of the holding company "Automotive Veritas de Mexico S.A."

1999

The name changes to "Veritas AG" due to the expanded product portfolio. The materials rubber, plastic and metal join the production range.

2005

Veritas takes over PS-Fertigungstechnik GmbH - a metal processing company - in Mieders, Austria.

2008

Veritas opens a competence center for injection molding technology in Turkey: Veritas Otomotiv Sanayi Ltd. Sti. in Cerkezköy-Tekirdag.

2010

Veritas takes over Ostsächsische Gummiwerke (OGW) in Neustadt (Polenz district) in Saxony.

2011

Veritas builds a new plant in Neustadt. From 2012 onwards the company, including the previous “OGW”, will operate as “Veritas Sachsen GmbH”.
In der chinesischen Provinz Kunshan entsteht die Veritas Automotive Systems (Kunshan) Ltd.
In Rajlovac in Bosnien und Herzegowina wird ein weiteres Montagewerk aufgebaut.

2018

The new plant of Veritas Otomotiv Sanayi Ltd. Sti in Gölcük starts operations.

2020

The Hanau District Court opened the insolvency proceedings of the Veritas AG, Veritas Thüringen GmbH, Veritas Sachsen GmbH and Poppe GmbH.