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Milestones of construction technology

Join us on an impressive journey through the eventful and interesting history of PERI. Advanced formwork and scaffolding products as well as fascinating buildings characterize the business development of the company.

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1969 How it all began

Founding of the company

Artur Schwörer together with his wife, Christl, founded the PERI company.The goal of the enterprise is the rationalization of concrete construction. Construction work should be simpler, faster and safer.


The first girder is produced, the PERI T70 is born. The first order comprises 80 girders with lengths of 3.05 m. The girders are impregnated by hand using a sponge over a plastic tub and then loaded directly onto the waiting truck. The annual output is approx. 50,000 linear metres.

PERI is a Greek prefix and means "around".

The formwork surrounds the concrete – the scaffolding surrounds the building.

The production hall is built on the 6,000 m² company premises in Weissenhorn.


1970 First major contract

Scharnebeck ship lift facility near Lüneburg, Germany

The world´s biggest twin vertical ship lift connects the Mittelland Canal and the River Elbe bridging a height difference of 38 m.

1972 The first branches are opened

1974 The first subsidiaries

PERI expands in Europe

The first subsidiaries are founded in Switzerland and France.

1976 The first IT system

Personal computer


1984 Heading into a new era

PERI USA is the first subsidiary outside the european continent.

GT 24 wooden lattice girder

As a further development of the T-70 V with its 36 cm height, the new GT 24 wooden lattice girder provides more flexibility on the construction site through 12 cm less overall height but with the same dimensional stability.

1985 Dam in Turkey

Atatürk Dam, Turkey

Atatürk Dam, Turkey

The mobile SKS single-sided climbing formwork begins its international success story with the construction of the third largest dam in the world.

1985 TRIO panel formwork

TRIO panel formwork

Europe´s leading panel formwork is launched

The universal wall formwork system is characterized by having few different individual components resulting in faster forming operations. The patent for the TRIO panel formwork is used for 20 years; immediately after this, imitations start to appear on the market.


A new milestone in self-climbing technology

PERI introduces the ACS self-climbing system. Climbing takes place with the hydraulic climbing mechanism without the use of a crane. Well-designed working platforms protect site personnel during all weathers.


1991 CAD software

CAD work station

73 modern CAD work stations replace the drawing boards in Weissenhorn.



At the 1992 bauma, PERI presents the very first system equipment made ​​of aluminum - SKYDECK slab formwork and MULTIPROP post shores. Low weight, high load-bearing capacity, integrated measuring tape and the self-cleaning thread explain the rapid success of MULTIPROP around the world.

1994 Öresund Connection, Denmark-Sweden

Öresund Connection, Denmark-Sweden

Formwork machine for the world´s largest monolithic tunnel

A purpose-built field factory produces the tunnel segments in a dry dock. The individual tunnel elements are towed out to the open sea using pontoons and then sunk to their designated positions on the seabed.

PERI has 13 branch offices in Germany and 22 subsidiaries around the world.
The product portfolio includes more than 2,000 items.


PERI UP scaffold system

With the development of the PERI UP scaffold system, PERI begins its activities in the scaffolding market. The PERI UP T 72 facade scaffolding with T-frame and guardrail in advance is safe and cost-effective.

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

For construction of the 452 m high building, the use of the ACS self-climbing system ensures smooth and problem-free construction progress.

1998 New administration building

PERI Quadragon

With the Quadragon, an ultra-modern office building for the PERI staff in Weißenhorn is realized.


2000 PERI with a new logo

New PERI logo

The horizontal arrow symbolizes the increasing market presence and the growing number of satisfied customers. The vertical arrow stands for the improvement in quality of all PERI services.



20,000 linear metres of girders are produced per day.

2003 Longest cable-stayed bridge in the world

Viaduc de Millau, France

Viaduc de Millau, France

The 2.5 km long cable-stayed bridge is constructed using special steel formwork, which rose steadily upwards cycle-by-cycle with the help of the ACS self-climbing system.

2004 From a sculpture to a building

Turning Torso, Schweden

Turning Torso, Sweden

Due to its torsion-like architecture, the 190 m high office and residential complex requires a particularly efficient formwork concept with ACS climbing units.

2005 Challenge for the formwork technology

Mercedes Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany

Mercedes Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany

The pilot project for serial manufactured 3D formwork units sets new standards in formwork technology.

expanded production area

Investment in the future

PERI expands the production area by 80% and doubles the size of the logistics and delivery facilities. Altogether, PERI invests approx. 80 million euros for securing the Weissenhorn plant.

2007 VARIOKIT engineering construction kit

Flexibility and functionality for a wide range of supporting structures

For load combinations in tunnel, bridge and building construction, PERI provides for the first time a construction kit consisting of standardized, rentable system components and connecting means.

Artur Schwörer with his sons Alexander and Christian


Management Board 2007 - Company's founder Artur Schwörer (deceased 2009) with his sons Alexander and Christian.

Biomass power plant


The biomass power plant at the central production site in Weissenhorn is a symbol of combined economic and ecological sustainability at PERI.

2008 Impressive bridge construction

Sheikh Khalifa Bridge, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Khalifa Bridge, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

With a length of 1.455 km and the impressive width of 60 m, the Sheikh Khalifa Bridge connects the mainland of Abu Dhabi with Saadiyat Island.

2009 One storey per week

Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago, USA

Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago, USA

Thanks to SKYDECK and ACS, the gigantic residential and hotel complex is completed in record time. The result is the tallest reinforced concrete building in the Americas.


2011 Construction site of the century

Panama canal

Re-development of the Panama canal

The new construction of the giant lock facilities on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts respectively is the largest single order in the company's history.

2012 myPERI - the Online Portal

Up-to-date, transparent and available round the clock

PERI is the first formwork and scaffolding manufacturer to offer its customers direct access to the required information. All project documentation is available online at any time.

myPERI - the Online Portal
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