Thomas Schmitt, with 24 years of age, opens a one man company focusing on metal works and industrial assembly. In the following years the team will be successively expanded with skilled workers.
Now having 8 employees the company changes its name to SCHMITTMETALL GmbH. Focus: Mechanical services for the beverage industry
The foundation for the present company was laid by the purchase of a 3.300qm commercial property.
Another milestone in the company's history was the foundation of BAVARIA EAST Sp. z o.o. near Krakow. This provided the company with the opportunity to offer globally competitive services for the beverage industry.
With a company merging SCHMITTMETALL GmbH changed its name to Bavaria Süd/South GmbH. Turnkey-projects are now standard.
The image is being modernized. Bavaria Süd/South GmbH becomes Drink Getränkemaschinen GmbH. In addition to services which dominated so far, Drink Getränkemaschienen offers also trading with machines and whole filling lines.
Even if most of the machines/installations are being sold on site it became necessary to extend the storage capacity in Knetzgau by 22.200m2. . Besides that DRINK currently owns one of the biggest storage areas for conveyors (mostly used) in the world.