Group of companies
Ferdinand Wesling, founder of the Wesling company, was born in Münchehagen in 1884. He worked as a miner in the coal mine of his hometown. When it was shut down in 1925, he made use of the stone deposits on his land and founded a quarry. He hired employees, some of them newly unemployed miners as a result of the mine closure, who extracted the stones from the ground with crowbars, wedges and hammers. They processed these to make paving and curbstones, as well as hardcore and cover stones, all by hand.
Customers were soon found within a radius of about 50 kilometres. Ferdinand Wesling took care of them personally – initially by bicycle. The stones were delivered by horse-drawn vehicles and later, as the customer base expanded, transported by train.
In 1952, the company leased the Liekwegen quarry at the northern foot of the Bückeberg. At this site, any stone that could not be processed in Obernkirchen was made into armourstones and delivered to Bremen.
In 1954, the grandson of the founder joined the company and expanded the business further to form today's group of companies. His determination and his personal efforts were key to the company’s success today. Since 2001, the great-grandson of the company founder, Ferdinand Wesling Jr., has run the business from its headquarters in Rehburg-Loccum.
Today, quality management and environmentally friendly business practices are still a fundamental element of our corporate principles. In addition to consistent customer orientation and sustainability, flexibility and speed are key to our philosophy. And that has been the case for over 90 years and counting.
Find out more about the Wesling Group here.