SPEIDEL Tank- und Behälterbau GmbH
Speidel is a medium-size enterprise with over 100 employees. For generations we have been passionately manufacturing containers in our headquarter in the Swabian town of Ofterdingen. Our long-time expertise has become second nature to us. Since the beginning, Speidel tanks have been known for their outstanding quality and longevity. In order for our proverbial quality to remain the benchmark of our work, we invest in the most modern technology and manufacturing plants as well as in the best training possible of our employees. This is also the reason why we continue manufacturing our tanks in Germany. And our clients know to appreciate that.
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Container construction since 1912
Speidel is a medium-size enterprise with over 140 employees. For generations we have been passionately manufacturing containers in our headquarter in the Swabian town of Ofterdingen.
Our long-time expertise has become second nature to us. Since the beginning, Speidel tanks have been known for their outstanding quality and longevity.
In order for our proverbial quality to remain the benchmark of our work, we invest in the most modern technology and manufacturing plants as well as in the best training possible of our employees. This is also the reason why we continue manufacturing our tanks in Germany. And our clients know to appreciate that.
Speidel’s proverbial quality
Because of their outstanding quality and reliability Speidel containers have been acquired for more than a century.
Every day we from Speidel give our best and work hard for this legacy to remain unaltered. We only use certified first-class stainless steel and even the invisible parts of our products are top-quality. To us, elaborate construction and perfect workmanship are a self-evident thing. Our weld seams are as legendary as is the fitting accuracy of our manhole doors. And you won't find thicker walls than in our underground tanks.
Who buys a stainless steel container is a professional, no freshman. One of the key requirements of containers in general is their longevity. After all, they need to be used for years to come. This is why we from Speidel pay so much attention to our products facilitating day-to-day operations and to guaranteeing permanent satisfaction. Just treat the containers the right way and they will be companions for life helping you to save both money and time.Certificates
We are certified according to the guidelines for pressure equipment 2014/68/EU:
- DIN EN ISO 3834-2 quality requirements for fusion welding of metal material
- AD 2000 HP0 quaity requirements according AD bulletins
The certification with the name “Regulation for food articles of daily use EU 1935/2004” is obligatory in the food sector; and Speidel’s internal quality controls take the regulation's implications more than seriously!
You can trust in over 100s years of experience
In 1912 the cooper Georg Speidel founded a business for the production of barrels. At the beginning, only wooden barrels for beer, wine and must were produced and sold regionally.
In 1930 his son Gottlob Speidel started running the business, still producing wooden barrels for beer, wine and must. Due to their high quality, the barrels were sold in an ever growing area.
In 1950 the destiny of the company was laid in the hands of Hans-Georg Speidel. In addition to the production of wooden barrels, in 1963 a GRP production (glass-fibre reinforced plastic) was added.
Until 2004 GRP was used to produce multi-use barrels for agriculture, containers for wine and other beverages as well as for silos for bulk good. At the end of the 1970s Speidel designed and developed its rain water barrel.
In the 1980s the demand for wooden barrels decreased drastically and barrique barrels did not yet play an important role. Therefore, the production of wooden barrels was stopped. Instead, stainless steal became increasingly important. More and more stainless steel beverage containers were produced and Speidel invested successfully in the development of new production methods. In the meantime Speidel was one of the leading businesses in the production of stainless steal containers for agriculture.
Already in 1996 Speidel also produced PE-containers in the so-called rotation method. These containers can be used as rainwater collectors, as barrels for must, but also as supply products for the industry, like for example as brine containers for grit lorries.Family business
The company has been run by the Speidel family for already four generations. Hans-Georg Speidel, the grand child of the company founder, led the enterprise from the production of wooden barrels to the production of glass-fibre reinforced plastic barrels (GRP) and later also introduced the production of stainless steal and PE containers.
Stefan and Fabian Speidel, the two sons of Georg Speidel, after finishing their studies as industrial engineer and mechanical engineer, joined the company. Today, together with Georg Speidel, both are co-directors of the company. Stefan Speidel is responsible for PE products, Fabian Speidel for stainless steal products. And the fifth Speidel generation is aleady waiting for its call.
Speidel cares for the responsible use of environmental resources within our company. The waste heat of our rotation ovens is used for the heating of our workshops and rain water is used for our machinery, our restrooms and the cleaning of tanks. In addition, we only use CO2-free electricity in our two plants and use as much daylight as possible in our offices and workshops. This way Speidel complies with the most modern environmental requirements and contributes to a healthier environment.
Yet, also all our products are designed to be both eco-friendly and sustainable. Our rainwater cisterns allow to reduce the use of water. Our home brewery and cider making products help process healthy, domestic farming products for you and your entire family. And thanks to their perfect weld seams and smooth inner surfaces, our stainless steel tanks mostly need nothing but water to be cleaned. The simple cleaning of our products helps you to save money and to preserve nature.