The Chronology: Through the years from 1886 to today
Due to the very active market, a separating of the founding company took place into the Coating Company Carl Haering and the Paint Wholesaler J. Sigel & Sohn. The company J. Sigel & Sohn was then led by Wilhelm Sigel and his father Johann Sigel.
Wilhelm Sigel jr. enters the company as the eldest son of the the company founder Wilhelm Sigel senior. After a commercial training and technical university education, he begins to build up the production of company coatings as well as as distribution channels to Austria and Switzerland. His brother Richard Sigel joins the company a few years later. Oil and house decorating paints are developed and produced.
In the last months of the war, on the 4th December, the family Sigel suffered a sudden shock. Not only was the complete company including the private residence destroyed by an air raid but also the company’s founder Wilhelm Sigel senior with his wife, the oldest granddaughter as well as a large number of experienced and long-term employees met their death.
Lutz Sigel, the son of Wilhelm junior, celebrates his start as coating engineer. On the 8th December 1962 he died in a traffic accident. Wilhelm Sigel continues to manage the company into a old age.
After a construction period of only 11 months, the new pants is ready. SIGEL moves into the industrial park Böllinger Höfe. SIGEL develops itself to the most important industrial coating manufacturer in the south German area and supplies high-quality machine and construction machine branches as well as the automotive industry.
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