In 1907 the
Patent Office of the Reich awarded Wilhelm Vorndamme
protective rights under patent no. 319530 for his
Wilhelm Vorndamme was a master
tailor and fire fighter. It always bothered him that he was never
able to get close enough to the fire without singeing his nose
That, rather coincidentally,
was the foundation of what is today the
Unfortunately the fire department
was not particularly interested in Wilhelm Vorndamme's invention.
The brown coal mining industry, however, was very interested in
this development. Massive dust explosions resulting in fatal burns
were an almost daily occurrence in the briquette factories of
those days. Today our company is still an important supplier of
the coal mining industry; there is hardly a mine that does not
rely on Vorndamme Protective Clothing.
In the field of flame, heat
and chemical protection the Vorndamme technicians succeeded in
developments which are the basis of our today’s reputation.
A multitude of products for
the industry have since been added. In general, we like to think
of ourselves as manufacturers of
protection by body cooling
and heat protection