Company history

Company history from 1979 to 2017

Following well-founded professional training at Mercedes Benz,
Adolf Reich opened a car repair shop in his home town of Kirchheim
in 1979. Today the company has 30 employees and offers a comprehensive,
high-quality service in the commercial vehicles sector,
including an engine machining shop, an axle alignment station
and a body jig bench.

1979
Company founded by Adolf Reich

1982

Expansion of the service range and specialisation
(spring forge, cardan shaft engineering, transmission repairs, axle repairs)
Opening of the engine machining shop
Employees: 7

1987
Extension of the workshop building, offices opened
High-quality special machines open up new opportunities in the
field of engine reconditioning (crankshaft grinding, cylinder block boring,
cylinder wall honing, valve seat repairs, cylinder head surface grinding
and leak-tightness testing, connecting rod repairs, flywheel truing)

1991
Employees: 15

1993
Christian Reich, the founder’s son, is awarded his master’s certificate
and takes responsibility for managing the company

1997
Extension of the company premises through acquisition of
neighbouring land

1997/98
Enlargement of the workshop building, new jobs created

1998
Christian Reich becomes Managing Director and proprietor of Reich Ges.m.b.H.

2000
Employees: 20

2004
Acquisition of a 32-tonne recovery vehicle
Trade is intensified in second-hand vehicles and spare parts in the
commercial vehicles sector

2006
Acquisition of further neighbouring plots of land

2006/07
Opening of a warehouse building (75 x 25 m)
Closure of the rented external warehouse in Riegerting

2009
Extension of the existing workshop building
Equipping of workshop with indoor crane, axle alignment station featuring laser-guided
tools and modern body jig bench

2010
Installation of a new, state-of-the-art brake test bed

2011
Acquisition of another 5000 m² of land
Opening of a new, spacious office building
Employees: 30

2015
Completion of the new warehouse building, providing space for even more spare parts

2016
Tractor truck and low-loader replaced

2017
A Mercedes Arocs 4153K is purchased and fitted out as a recovery vehicle – the fifth in the company fleet