Our History

Deeply rooted. Healthy growth.

At R. Ulrich & Co. GmbH we’ve been at home in the veneer trade since 1938.


Milestones

From 1938 until today.

2015 - 2019

Introduction TINT

Introduction of dyed veneers under our brand name TINT.

Guido Eckermann strengthens the Sales Team

Guido Eckermann becomes a new member of the Ulrich sales team.

2018

Tony Xantheas strengthens the Sales Team

Tony Xantheas becomes a new international member of the Ulrich sales team.

2018

80th Anniversary of the Company

2010 - 2014

October 2014

The Edwards family resigns from the IVC Group

Mai 2013

Interzum Design Award for Motion

Introduction of Motion Panels during Interzum in Cologne, with presentation of the Interzum Design Awards.

February 2013

Member of the Support Group of the Tischler Guild North

Since February 2013, R. Ulrich & Co. GmbH has been a member of the support group of the Tischler Guild North.

 

2013

IVC as Trading Warehouse

IVC relocates its own production to the new ITV Factory in Pennsylvania and is now a pure trading warehouse.

02.06.2013

Lutz Neukirchner leaving active position as Managing Director

2012

Member of the IFN

Since 2011, R. Ulrich & Co. GmbH has been a member of the Initiative Furnier + Natur e. V. (IFN).

2012

Showroom Conversion

Total new facelift /conversion of the showroom (gallery).

2011

Member of the Federation of the German Wood Industry

R. Ulrich & Co. GmbH has been a member of the Federation of the German Wood Industry since 2011.

2011

Sale ChinUSA Plant

The ChinUSA plant is sold.

2010

PEFC Certificate

Since 2010, R. Ulrich & Co. GmbH has been PEFC certified.

2005 - 2009

2009

IVT becomes part of the IVC Group

IVT becomes part of the IVC Group. Ulrich Furniere thus continues to secure the supply of the best round timber.

08.11.2006

Pitt Neukirchner becomes Managing Director

Pitt Neukirchner becomes Managing Director of the R. Ulrich & Co. GmbH.

01.23.2006

Tim Neukirchner becomes Managing Director

Tim Neukirchner becomes Managing Director of the R. Ulrich & Co. GmbH.

2006

Relocation Transtadio Furniere Herford

Transtadio Furniere Herford is relocated to the Ulrich site in Hamburg.

2000 - 2004

2004

Construction ChinUSA Plant

The ChinUSA veneer factory and warehouse is built.

2003

Office Reconstruction

Interior and exterior reconstruction of the offices in Stenzlering 21, Hamburg.

06.17.2003

FSC Certificate

Since 17.06.2003 R. Ulrich & Co. GmbH is FSC certified.

2003

Expansion of Company Premises

Takeover of Paci building and expansion of Ulrich warehouse and office space to almost 6000 m² (5912) warehouse and presentation area.

08.22.2001

Tim Neukirchner as Managing Director at Transtadio Herford

Tim Neukirchner becomes Managing Director of Transtadio Herford.

Summer 2000

Reconstruction of Company Premises

The summer yard for loading and unloading is converted into a closed hall.

02.18.2000

Construction Furnierwerk Prignitz Veneer Factory

The Furnierwerk Prignitz (FWP) veneer factory is built in Falkenhagen, Germany.

2000

Pitt Neukirchner returns to the Ulrich site

Pitt Neukirchner returns to the R. Ulrich & Co. GmbH site in Hamburg.

1995 - 1999

02.20.1999

1. Internet Presence

Since 1999, R. Ulrich & Co. GmbH has had its own presence on the Internet.

1996

Construction ITV veneer factory

The IVT veneer factory is built in Mercer, Pennsylvenia.

1995

Pitt Neukirchner as Sales Director at IVC

Pitt Neukirchner becomes Sales Director at IVC.

1995

Foundation of the IVC Group

The Edwards, Columbo and Neukirchner families found the IVC Group. Their companies IVC, Ulrich, Transtadio srl. and Transtadio Herford become part of the IVC Group.

1990 - 1994

1992

Relocation of IVC headquarters

Sale of the veneer factory in Coldwater and relocation of the IVC headquarters to South Hill, Virginia.

1991

Sustainable cultivation of teak

Joined venture in the Brazilian teak plantation Caceres.

1980 - 1989

11.29.1988

IVC South Hill veneer factory and warehouse built in Virginia

The IVC South Hill veneer factory and warehouse is built in South Hill, Virginia.

07.31.1986

Management

Lutz Neukirchner becomes the sole Managing Director.

06.25.1986

Renaming

Conversion of the limited partnership into today's R. Ulrich & Co. Ltd.

1985

Death of Margarete Ulrich

Margarete Ulrich dies in 1985.

1970 - 1979

1979

Construction of IVC veneer factory

IVC veneer factory is built in Coldwater Michigan by Bo Edwards, Sergio Colombo and Lutz Neukirchner.

01.24.1975

New Location

Opening of the present location of Ulrich & Co. In the former European veneer centre Stenzelring.

1960 - 1969

16.04.1967

Death of Rudolf Ulrich

Rudolf Ulrich dies on 16.04.1967.

03.01.1963 – 08.31.1965

Training of Lutz Neukirchner

Lutz Neukirchner joins as a trainee.

1950 - 1959

1954

Margarete Ulrich becomes Co-Partner

Margarete, long-time employee and wife becomes co-partner.

1940 - 1949

1948

Management & Renaming

Reinhold Lohfink devotes himself to other tasks, Rudolf Ulrich is the sole shareholder and names the company R. Ulrich & Co. in its present name.

1944

Management

Paul Meier leaves the company.

1938 - 1939

09.01.1938

Company Formation

Foundation of Ulrich Lohfink und Co.