GDP|GUHDO History, part 1

GUHDO was founded in 1908 in Remscheid, Germany and has maintained it’s image as the sharper tooling company over a century later! This first picture shows the GUHDO factory at its original location in Remscheid, Germany in the early 1960’s, as indicated by the type of cars out front.   In 1967 the factory was relocated to nearby Wermelskirchen.  The name GUHDO, by the way, was derived from the founders of the company, Gustav & Hugo Doerken.

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The  picture below was  taken a few years later, around 1969.  It shows the GUHDO-Export department at work.   True to the time period, the work ethic was focused on detailed performance that followed strict instructions. The head of department sat in the front of the room, facing the other employees. Basically the whole department was set up in a similar manner as a classroom would be.

Also, note the now rather antiquated telephones and typewriters and the sparse, yet oddly interesting wall decorations.  A clutter free work environment!

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The photo below shows GUHDO Werk entrance in 1986, the same year  GUHDO USA was established.  GUHDO USA remained a sister company of GUHDO Werk, Wermelskirchen until 2005, when GUHDO USA became independent.

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