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Aerial view of the PERI company in Weissenhorn
History of PERI
Discover the milestones of our company

Our History

Join us on an impressive journey through the eventful history of PERI. Advanced formwork, scaffolding products and fascinating buildings characterize the business development of the company.


How it all began

Founding of the company

Artur Schwörer together with his wife, Christl, founded the PERI company.The goal of the enterprise is the rationalization of concrete construction. Construction work should be simpler, faster and safer.


The production hall is built on the 6,000 m² company premises in Weissenhorn.


The first girder is produced, the PERI T70 is born. The first order comprises 80 girders with lengths of 3.05 m. The girders are impregnated by hand using a sponge over a plastic tub and then loaded directly onto the waiting truck. The annual output is approx. 50,000 linear metres.

PERI is a Greek prefix and means "around".

The formwork surrounds the concrete – the scaffolding surrounds the building.



The first subsidiaries



PERI expands in Europe

The first subsidiaries are founded in Switzerland and France.



Heading into a new era



The first subsidiary outside the european continent is established.


GT 24 wooden lattice girder

As a further development of the T-70 V with its 36 cm height, the new GT 24 wooden lattice girder provides more flexibility on the construction site through 12 cm less overall height but with the same dimensional stability.



Dam in Turkey and TRIO panel formwork

Atatürk Dam, Turkey

The mobile SKS single-sided climbing formwork begins its international success story with the construction of the third largest dam in the world.


Europe´s leading panel formwork is launched

The universal wall formwork system is characterized by having few different individual components resulting in faster forming operations. A few years later TRIO became the market-leading system. Click below to learn more about TRIO.



ACS self-climbing system

A new milestone in self-climbing technology

PERI introduces the ACS self-climbing system. Climbing takes place with the hydraulic climbing mechanism without the use of a crane. Well-designed working platforms protect site personnel during all weathers.



PERI first UK project



Dartford Bridge

Cable stayed bridge over the River Thames.



PERI UP scaffold system, Petronas Towers and Quadragon

PERI UP scaffold system

With the development of the PERI UP scaffold system, PERI begins its activities in the scaffolding market. The PERI UP T 72 facade scaffolding with T-frame and guardrail in advance is safe and cost-effective.


Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

During construction of the at-that-time highest buidling in the world (at 452 m), the use of the ACS self-climbing system ensured smooth and problem-free construction progress.


New administration building

With the Quadragon, an ultra-modern office building for the PERI staff in Weißenhorn is realized.





Weald Downland Museum

First Gridshell construction with PERI UP scaffolding



HQ2 in Canary Wharf


Automatic Climbing System (ACS) enables HQ2 to rise in Canary Wharf



Longest cable-stayed bridge in the world

Viaduc de Millau, France

The 2.5 km long cable-stayed bridge is constructed using special steel formwork, which rose steadily upwards cycle-by-cycle with the help of the ACS self-climbing system.



Challenge for the formwork technology and investment in the future


Investment in the future

PERI expands the production area by 80% and doubles the size of the logistics and delivery facilities. Altogether, PERI invests approx. 80 million euros in Weissenhorn.



VARIOKIT engineering construction kit

Flexibility and functionality for a wide range of supporting structures

For load combinations in tunnel, bridge and building construction, PERI provides for the first time a construction kit consisting of standardized, rentable system components and connecting means.




Management Board 2007 - The company's founder Artur Schwörer (deceased 2009) with his sons Alexander and Christian.




The biomass power plant at the central production site in Weissenhorn is a symbol of combined economic and ecological sustainability at PERI.


Construction site of the century


Re-development of the Panama canal

The new construction of the giant lock facilities on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts respectively is the largest single order in the company's history.



London 2012 Olympics


PERI provide Formwork for Aquatics Centre London 2012

Zaha Hadid London Olympic Aquatic Centre



25 Years in the UK



PERI celebrates 25 years in the UK



Mersey Gateway