Pirlo company history

Over 100 years of tradition and innovation

When Oskar Pirlo founded a small production facility for tin cans in Kufstein over 100 years ago, he surely would not have imagined how the company would ultimately develop in the decades that followed. With the participation of Oskar Pirlo’s uncle Julius Lüthi, the young company was able to expand considerably shortly after it was founded. By 1912, the “Austrian Blechwarenfabrik” already employed a workforce of 400 people. Skilful management, ambitous investments and steady growth have turned Pirlo into a healthy company, ready to cope with the challenges ahead.

2020

Renaming of Gebrüder Reichsfeld GmbH to Pirlo Holding GmbH and transfer of registered office to Söll.

2019

Pirlo Gebäude Werk Cans II, Söll

Incorporation of Pirlo Services GmbH.

Relocation of production and office staff to the new Cans 2 plant.

2018

Acquisition of a production and office facility in Söll, Tyrol

2016

Renaming of Gebrüder Reichsfeld GmbH & Co OG to Pirlo Industrial GmbH & Co OG and Chemopak Sp. z o.o. to Pirlo Poland Sp. z o.o.

2010

Incorporation of Pirlo Tubes GmbH in Kufstein, Austria

2008

Acquisition of Chemopak Pionki, Polanda

2006

Acquisition of most of the operations of Ernst Verpackungen, Küsnacht, Switzerland

2005

Opening of marketing organisations in Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic

2004

Acquisition and integration of parts of the Riegler Metallverpackungen company, Korneuburg

1994

First ISO 9001 certification

1979

Acquisition of Gebrüder Reichsfeld AG, Vienna and merger of Franz Freisinger GmbH + Co and Gebrüder Reichsfeld AG to form Reichsfeld GmbH & Co, Vienna and relocation to Korneuburg

1969

Establishment of Franz Freisinger GmbH + Co, Korneuburg

1959

Repurchase of Schmalbach shares by the founder families

1945

Nationalization of the Schmalbach stake

1942

Acquisition of a 40% stake by Schmalbach AG, Braunschweig, Germany

1910

Julius Lüthi joins Oskar Pirlo as business partner

1908

Company founded by Oskar Pirlo