We are Fahl
Experts for perforated metal sheets

About us

Individual perforations since 1907

The Westfälische Metall-Locherei Franz Fahl GmbH, founded by Wilhelm Brackenwagen in 1907, is a family owned and operated firm, now being managed by the family’s third and fourth generations. The company presently employs a staff of more than 30 persons.

Today’s performance spectrum includes the manufacture of perforated metal, either from coils, or standard sheets as well as cut to size sheets, made up from all types of materials amenable to punching – including steel, stainless steel, non-ferrous metals, plastics and the like. In addition we offer ancillary treatments like hot-dip galvanizing, electroplating, painting and powder-coating of perforated metals.

The range of uses for perforated sheets and coils is immense, involving the broadest conceivable fields within the investment and production goods sectors. There is hardly any industry which does not require perforated metal in one form or another. Typical examples include mechanical engineering, equipment engineering, the automotive industry, mining, chemicals, foods and agriculture, construction and civil engineering, architecture and interior design, retail shop fittings, trade fair booth construction, woodworking and lamp fixture manufacture. For all these application areas – and for a large number of others – Fahl is a recognized, high-performance specialist in perforated metal design and manufacture.

Included among the production equipment are cnc engineered sectional- and all across presses as well as turret punching machines. A wide variety of perforations can be punched using tools on hand. Over and above this, our in house tool shop can make up new tooling as required.

Our company has been certified to DIN EN ISO 9002 standards since 1995.

1907
Established
30
Employees
Ennepetal
Our hometown
1907
Established
30
Employees
Ennepetal
Our hometown

Our history

The Westfälische Metall-Locherei Franz Fahl GmbH, founded by Wilhelm Brackenwagen in 1907, is a family owned and operated firm, now being managed by the family’s third and fourth generations. The company presently employs a staff of more than 30 persons.

25.11.1907

Order book from the years of rapid industrial expansion in Germany

14.08.1956

Our premises approximately around 1956

 

20.02.1908

Our founder Wilhelm Brackenwagen

 

We are the experts for perforated metal sheets

We´re offering even minimum quantities of standard perforated metal sheets with a short-term deliery periods. Materials that are used for standard perforated metal sheets are steel (St 12-03, St w 22, St 37-2), stainless steel (1.4301, among other things polished one-sided grain 240 with foil, 1.4541, 1.4571), galvanised execution (St o2 z, sendzimir galvanised), subsequently hot-dip galvanised (from perforation diameters minimum 8 mm), aluminium (Al 99,5 hh, Almg 3 hh) as well as brass, copper, titanium zinc and plastic-coated in RAL-shades. 

 

The dimensions for standard metal plates are 1000 x 2000 mm, 1250 x 2500 mm und 1500 x 3000 mm; of course we deliver cuttings from these dimensions. 

The rounded holes for standard metal plates have a diameter of 0,50 mm to 50,0 mm in staggered rows (Rv);  rounded holes in straight rows (Rg) a diamter of 4,50 mm to 20,0 mm, Euro-perforation, square perforation in straight rows (Qg) from 3,00x3,00 mm to 25,00x25,00 mm and slots with squared ends in staggered rows (Lv) from 1,00x20,00 mm to 8,00x25,00 mm. Miscellaneous perforations (stars, ellipses, embossing, squares) are also on our standard repertoire. The material thickness for standard metal sheets ranges from 0,50 to 10,0 mm, depending on the perforation.

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Ennepetal - our hometown

Ennepetal is a town on the south border of the Ruhr region with approximately 30.000 residents in Northrhine-Westfalia. Ennepetal belongs to the Ennepe-Ruhr-district.  It was named after the river Ennepe, which flows through the municipality. Since July 24th 2012 Ennepetal officially wears the titel "Stadt der Kluterthöhle", referring to the Klutert Cave, which is one of the largest natural caves of Germany with a length of over 5 km.

With the motorway junction Wuppertal-Nord, the motorways A1, A43 and A46 as well as the Bundesstraße B7 in close proximity, the Westfälische Metall-Locherei Franz Fahl GmbH is readily accessible for the main traffic of the surrounding areas between Wuppertal and the town of Hagen.

More information on our hometown of Ennepetal can be found on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ennepetal

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