STRONG PARTNER FOR CONSTRUCTION SITE LOGISTICS

The future has its roots in the past

The construction company “Karl Ahrens” was founded in Walsrode in 1903. The company’s founder worked with a team of 100 full-time employees to create impressive structures like the Kolkbrücke Bridge in Walsrode and the Wolff & Co. administration building in Bomlitz. Following his death, his sons Karl and Friedrich successfully took over the family business.

Ahrens is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Matthäi Group that specialises in the transport and trading of building materials. The company’s administrative headquarters in Stadthagen are complemented by its branches in Bremen, Rotenburg, Stadthagen (Lower Saxony) and Brößnitz (Saxony). Our diverse fleet of over 100 vehicles makes us a strong partner for the construction industry. We also boast a Germany-wide network of reliable logistics partners in the fields of road, rail and shipping.

 

Strategic expansion of our services

We’ve been a certified waste management company since 2010. This means our customers not only benefit from the supply of all kinds of raw materials; they can also enjoy a wide range of comprehensive services for the disposal of contaminated soil and building materials. Our portfolio was significantly expanded through the acquisition of the Georgschacht mining heap in Stadthagen and the asphalt mixing plant in Bremen. We then opened another asphalt mixing plant in Stadthagen in 2014.

We’ll continue to use our extensive experience as an efficient provider of comprehensive building services to constantly improve our performance in the future.

1903
The company “Karl Ahrens” is founded in Walsrode following the acquisition of the Wilhelm Heyer construction business.
1975
The company is renamed “Ahrens Bauunternehmen GmbH & Co. KG” and taken over by the Matthäi Group.
1997
It changes its name to “Ahrens Transport & Handel GmbH & Co. KG” to reflect its new focus on the fields of transport and trade.
2010
The firm becomes a certified waste management company in accordance with Section 56 of the German Recycling and Waste Management Act (KrWG). Its portfolio is expanded to include the creation of waste management plans, waste disposal records, consignment notes and delivery receipts.
2012
Ahrens moves its head office to Stadthagen and takes over business operations at the Georgschacht mining heap to continue the strategic expansion of its services.
2014
The asphalt mixing plant is opened in Stadthagen.
2015
The company takes over the asphalt mixing plant on Hüttenstraße in Bremen. Its services are expanded in the Weser-Ems and Elbe-Weser regions.
2017
The company takes over the firm Prima Bau and the gravel pit in Coppenbrügge.