Karl Bickel established Karl Bickel KG in Helmlingen/Germany. Business activities were coal dealing and transports.
Establishment of Bickel-Tuning GmbH specializing in tuning Volkswagen and Audi cars with six employees.
Restructuring Bickel-Tuning GmbH: Construction of roof sleep cabs and distribution of utility car accessories.
Starting the construction of race-trucks to compete in the European Truck-Race Championship.
We won the European Championship with our legendary self-built Phoenix/MAN,
piloted by Gerd Körber, our chief executive,
and we finished Vice-Champion in Europe's premier competition.
Due to a change in legislation, constructing roof sleeper cabs was no longer necessary.
We adjusted our operations by building a large-capacity paint plant for commercial vehicles.
We also specialized in truck body construction and made a name for ourselves with
commercial vehicle manufacturers.
Last but not least, our success at the Truck-Race European Championship proved
our expertise and versatility and has won us the manufacturers' trust.
custom cab modifications (special vehicles for carrying long cargo, catering vehicles, airfield trucks,
roof lowering for diverse kinds of truck bodies, paint jobs on commercial vehicles, helicopters and yachts.
Our work is highly appreciated and in high demand in the world market.
DAF Eindhofen awarded us a contract for the construction and support of race-trucks in the
Truck-Race European Championship.
Our team won the second and third place in the European Championship.
Partial takeover of Bickel KG by Bickel-Tuning GmbH. In Trier (location of the main
customer's headquarters), Bickel-Logistics GmbH was founded.
Bickel-Logistics GmbH activities comprise the complete field
of logistics to warehouse-logistics.
The freight-forwarding part of the company in Rheinau-Helmlingen
was sold to a company in Heilbronn.
Since then, the premises, including the workshops,
have been available to Bickel-Tuning.
Change in name to BICKEL-TEC GmbH, with headquarters
in Rheinau-Helmlingen, Hindenburgstraße 19.
Gerd Körber, multiple European Truck-Race champion and owner
of BICKEL-TEC GmbH announced the end of his racing career.
Sale of Bickel-Logistics GmbH with Bickel-Lagerlogistik
(warehouse logistics) in Trier.
Acquisition of Thorry Metalltechnik GmbH, Achern-Fautenbach.
Expansion of activities in vehicle construction specializing in
platform superstructures of 18 to 32 tonnes total weight.
Presently, BICKEL-TEC GmbH with headquarters in Rheinau-Helmlingen
has an annual turnover of 3,5 million € and employs 40 people.
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