Success story


Opening of a production plant for thin elevator and crane ropes in Hungary.


Neues Gustav-Wolf-Logistikzentrum in Roßleben

Gustav Wolf opened in Roßleben in the former East Germany on 14,000 square meters, a new logistics center.


Successful production start for fiber core ropes at Gustav Wolf Wire Rope Co. Ltd. Suzhou (China).


Underwriting of a Joint Venture contract in China to produce elevator ropes for the Chinese market, new production site Gustav Wolf Suzhou, near Shanghai.


Installation of a sales office in Hongkong/China to promote elevator rope sales in Asia.


Start of Joint Venture Brunton-Wolf Dubai, first wire rope factory in the Arab region.


Start of Gustav Wolf India with the production of steel cord and high tensile galvanized ropes.

New headquarters building and centralization of production in Gütersloh.


Implementation of an independent logistics center in Herzebrock near Gütersloh, where all shipments of ropes and accessories as well as transport are coordinated.

Since 1998

Expansion of the distribution network through sales partners in the USA, Great Britain, Turkey and Australia (see Gustav Wolf globally).


Purchase of the drawing mill STAL (Reichshoffen – France) from Dunlop group and increase of bead wire production.


Re-opening and expansion of a wire rope works in Nebra in the former East Germany. Continuous extension of the subsidiary plant Gustav Wolf Nebra to become an important production site for the elevator and crane ropes.


Expansion of the production of high tensile brass-plated wires for the hydraulic hose industry.


Implementation of bead wire production.


Patent for a rope postforming device called PAWO (Patent Wolf). Today, the PAWO is a well-known tool in rope production. It reduces the residual stress in the rope.


Relocation from Bielefeld to Gütersloh and expansion of production. Main product was steel wire ropes for the mining industry.


Founding of the company Gustav Wolf from a family enterprise existing since 1737, start of production of steel wire ropes.