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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.

1969

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.
 


PERI T 70

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.


 

1974

The first subsidiaries

 

 

PERI expands in Europe

The first subsidiaries are founded in Switzerland and France.


 

1984

Heading into a new era

 

PERI USA

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.


 

1985

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.


 

1989

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.


 

1990

PERI first UK project

 

 

Dartford Bridge

Cable stayed bridge over the River Thames.


 

1998

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.


2001

PERI UK

 

 


Weald Downland Museum

First Gridshell construction with PERI UP scaffolding


 

2002

HQ2 in Canary Wharf


 


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


 

2003

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.


 

2005

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.


 

2007

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.
 


 

 

Continuity

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

 


 

Sustainability

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

2011

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.


 

2012

London 2012 Olympics

 


PERI provide Formwork for Aquatics Centre London 2012

Zaha Hadid London Olympic Aquatic Centre


 

2014

25 Years in the UK

 

 


PERI celebrates 25 years in the UK


 

2016

Mersey Gateway

 

 


2016 Mersey Gateway Bridge (ACS) Cable stayed Bridge