“WHEN I HAVE DONE SOMETHING FIVE TIMES, I NEED A NEW CHALLENGE.”
Fritz Deufel’s attitude is characteristic of the path chosen by Fritz Deufel Ingenieurgesellschaft (FDI): always open to new issues, courageous in thought and decisive in action. If you, dear reader, can identify with this, we will write history together.
Fritz Deufel founds an engineering and construction company in Deizisau near Stuttgart.
The young company takes on 4 engineers.
The company becomes a training centre for draughtsmen.
Andre Bittner starts at the engineering firm Deufel.
First use of CAD in a major project.
Michael Hartmann starts at the engineering firm Deufel.
First spatial FEM calculation in the design of a skyscraper in Moscow. Conversion of the engineering company to Fritz Deufel Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH (FDI). Relocation with 20 employees to our new company building in Deizisau. Fritz Deufel becomes an active supporting member of Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences.
Tilo Deufel starts at FDI.
Andre Bittner and Michael Hartmann become managing directors.
Design of the globally unparalleled interlocking arrangement of concrete wind tunnels for BMW.
Michael Schätzle starts at FDI.
Tilo Deufel becomes a partner.
FDI becomes a user of BIM technology.
The firm employs 25 people from 4 nations.
After 50 years Fritz Deufel steps down from his management role. He is still available to the team as internal consultant. Tilo Deufel becomes the third managing partner. FDI designs the tallest residential building in Stuttgart at the time, standing at 78 metres.
Michael Schätzle becomes a partner and authorized signatory.
Egypt, Brazil, China, Iraq, Cambodia, Kuwait, Mali, Niger, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Syria.