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1918

Wilhelm Humpert I starts the company in the centre of Wickede. Products: Bicycle handlebars, bicycle pumps, mud guards, grips ...

Willi Humpert I

1937

Wilhelm Humpert II takes over the management of the company. Products: Focus on bicycle handlebars.

Home of Wilhelm II in Kirchstraße

1968

The company celebrates 50 years of existence.

Maria Humpert with Wilhelm II and their sons Wolfgang and Wilhelm III

1972

The company moved to the industrial park in the Erlenstraße
marking a new beginning on 1,000 square metres with automatic frame galvanising.
Wilhelm and Wolfgang Humpert become the third generation to manage the company and continuously grow the business

Willi III and Wolfgang Humpert

1984

New construction of the double-nickel chrome frame galvanising plant
Strategic expansion of the contract galvanising as a second source of income for the company

Production building gets its first extension

1993

Inauguration of the converted property including the new administration building on the occasion of the company's 75th anniversary
Start of the development of the "HUMPERT" brand

1998

Wilhelm Humpert IV becomes Managing Director and starts restructuring and reorganising the company.

Wilhelm Humpert IV

2000

The adjoining property is taken over with a further automation of the handlebar production.

Aerial photograph of the premises in Wickede

2001

Opening of the development and marketing office in Fellbach near Stuttgart.

Humpert in Stuttgart

2002

Humpert Asia International is founded in Taipei, Taiwan.

Humpert Asia in Taipei

2005

Purchase and conversion of the galvanising plant in Iserlohn with double-nickel chrome frame galvanising.

Galvanising plant in Iserlohn

2008

In June 2008, HUMPERT celebrates the company's 90th anniversary with 300 invited guests at the Signal-Iduna-Park in Dortmund. The co-shareholders Ursula and Wolfgang Humpert go into retirement after working for more than 45 years for the company.

Anniversary logo

2009

Presentation and launch of the new marketing strategy with the product name "ergotec". ergotec ergonomics consulting in print and online at www.RichtigRadfahren.de.

The face of the product brand ergotec

2010

Opening of the ergotec test centre for handlebars and seat posts with 4 Big Bull test maschine.

2011

Ralf Humpert becomes the 2nd Managing Director.

Ralf Humpert

2012

Wafios bending centre begins handlebar production with Kuka robot.

Robot in action: handlebar production

2015

Having been designated as global market leader and best industrial performer in South-Westphalia in 2013, this was followed by being included in the Lexicon of German Global Market Leaders by the publisher Deutsche Standards.

Humpert in Lexicon of German Global Market Leaders

2017

Start working with the Reach conform Chrome III.

electroplating plant Wickede