Our History

The UHRIG Group can look back on over 60 years of company history. Since its foundation in 1963, UHRIG has continued to develop. Today, we rely on several pioneering technologies that we have developed ourselves from our core business, civil engineering.

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That's where we come from

Anna and Helmut Uhrig founded UHRIG in 1963. That was the beginning. Today, the company is still run as a family business in the third generation and is a group comprising a total of six companies.

The recipe for success is flexibility and future-oriented thinking. We build canals, we manage and renovate them. Now we are also generating green heating energy from them. The development of innovative technologies will continue to accompany us.

Our employees are the foundation of our success. With their great commitment and identification, they almost always make the impossible possible. They are the core of the UHRIG brand.

That's where we want to go

It is in our DNA to want to constantly develop ourselves further. Our aim is to set new standards, both technically and economically. The topics of environmental protection and sustainability play a central role here.

This remains our core concern in every single project that we implement. In future, we want to place climate protection even more strongly at the center of all activities. We want to further internationalize UHRIG, also beyond Europe.

We are venturing further into the energy sector. By generating energy from wastewater, we aim to do nothing less than revolutionize the heat market and thus play an active role in shaping climate protection.



Start of THERM-LINER and QUICK-LOCK series production

UHRIG is expanding its own capacities with series production that runs entirely on PV power generated on site.


Foundation of UHRIG Energie GmbH

Increasing demand and growth in the energy from wastewater division lead to the founding of UHRIG Energie GmbH.


Construction of the largest wastewater heat recovery plant to date

In Stuttgart, UHRIG is installing a THERM-LINER system with an extraction capacity of 2,100 kW on behalf of Stadtwerke Stuttgart.


Market launch: VDL300S to VDL1400 compressor bucket series

UHRIG expands its portfolio in compressor construction. At the same time, the sales cooperation with Kiesel GmbH is launched.


UHRIG receives civil engineering contract from Emschergenossenschaft

This order marks the beginning of UHRIG’s involvement in Europe’s largest canal construction project for several years.


UHRIG launches “proline” add-on compactor series on the market

The add-on compactors developed by UHRIG itself become a new business unit under the umbrella brand “proline”.


Helmut Uhrig, the founder of our company, dies

Market launch of the QUICK-LOCK liner end sleeve

UHRIG is further expanding its QUICK-LOCK portfolio.


THERM-LINER installation for the Elysée Palace in Paris

This order marks the installation of the eighth THERM-LINER system in Paris for generating energy from wastewater.


Market launch of the Quick-Lock Big cuff

UHRIG is further expanding its QUICK-LOCK portfolio.


Cooperation agreement with SUEZ Group Paris starts

Joint SUEZ/UHRIG objective: Market launch and commercialization of energy from wastewater in France.


UHRIG opens its own office in Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia

From now on, UHRIG will be working from Krefeld on the control, management and digitalization of sewer networks.


Market launch of THERM-LINER for wastewater heat recovery

UHRIG launches the patented THERM-LINER heat exchanger system for recovering energy from wastewater.


First use and patenting of the UHRIG pipe-laying robot


First use and patenting of the UHRIG pipe zone compressor


The “UHRIG system” is launched on Lake Constance

The “UHRIG system” is used for the first time in the construction of the drainage system for the new exhibition center in Friedrichshafen.


UHRIG receives Rudolf Eberle Prize

The UHRIG QUICK-LOCK sewer rehabilitation system is awarded the Baden-Württemberg Innovation Prize.


First use and patenting of UHRIG soil preparation


First use of excavator-guided add-on compactors for sewer construction


Foundation of UHRIG Kanaltechnik GmbH

Occasion: Introduction of the QUICK-LOCK sewer rehabilitation system, which is now successfully sold worldwide by UHRIG.


Thomas Uhrig joins the company as the 2nd generation


Stronger focus on road construction


Stronger focus on canal construction


Anna and Helmut Uhrig found Helmut UHRIG Straßen- und Tiefbau GmbH

First project: canalization in Geisingen, where the company is based.

Our commitment

Environmental and climate protection are our core concerns – both inside and outside the company. We come into contact with water as a resource on a daily basis. We are aware of our responsibility and are proud to be able to make a particularly innovative contribution to the energy transition by generating heat from wastewater.

We are also active in our home region. With the construction of the Arena Geisingen, we have given inline sports a home in southern Germany. As a family business, we are also wholeheartedly committed to children, for example through Plan International.

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