We have come an exciting way since our establishment in 1985.
WAPRO – Walzprodukte Handelsgesellschaft mbH – established its office in A-6845 Hohenems.
Founders: The Brugger and Gächter families.
Copper sheets and galvanized steel sheets from stock at the warehouse in Lauterach, Austria.
Launch of the Metal Info Service
The daily fluctuations in stock market quotations were processed and sent to our customers by fax for the very first time.
Copper from overseas sources
This year, the first copper quantities were imported to Europe from the US and Canada.
Copper from Chile
The country boasting the world’s largest copper deposits becomes one of our business partners.
Main warehouse opens in Karlsruhe, Germany
This warehouse located directly by the river Rhine is the perfect place for shipments to our customers.
Zinc sheets added to the product range.
They made up the predominant roofing and facades, making it trend at the time.
This year saw us build our first warehouse in Switzerland.
Bar steel and stainless steel sheets
Our product range was extended by bar steel and stainless steel sheets.
Family-owned enterprise PROMEGA
On 01.01.2010, PROMEGA was established as a family-owned enterprise, taking over 100% of WAPRO’s operative business.
Our stainless steel sheet with a very matte surface specially designed for roofing was given a name.
promINOX® was protected as a brand name.
Metal Info Service available as a web app
Apart from our new homepage, we also designed a web app for our Metal Info Service customers.
Since 2014, we have been processing our flat steel products at our Swiss service centre.
These products have been of top Swiss quality ever since.
This year, the company acquired the COLORTOL® sheet from the Koenig Feinstahl company.
Business transferred to the sons
The proprietors Gerhard and Burgl Gächter transferred PROMEGA to their sons Jürgen Gächter and Dietmar Gächter.
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