About Minimax

Chronicle: We have more than 100 years of experience.

1902: Founder Wilhelm Graaff registers a patent for his legendary cornet bag. The Minimax brand is born.

1906: Minimax is the number 1 worldwide – with foreign companies in Europe and the USA.

1926: The first Minimax foam generators are introduced on the market.

1953: In Bad Urach near Stuttgart, Minimax completes the most up-to-date German factory for fire extinguishers, fire extinguishing devices and extinguishing systems for fire fighting vehicles.

1967: Minimax’s fire protection research center opens in Bad Oldesloe.

1969: Preussag AG acquires Minimax and merges the company with Selbsttätige Feuerlöschanlagen Gesellschaft Hamburg.

1991: Minimax GmbH, with its head office in Bad Oldesloe and a branch office in Bad Urach, is founded.

2001: Preussag decides to concentrates on their core business of tourism, so Minimax gains a new group of shareholders in Barclays Private Equity Deutschland.

2002: Minimax celebrates its 100th anniversary.

2003: Investcorp acquires the company. Minimax GmbH and Minimax Holding GmbH merge into the Minimax GmbH & Co. KG.

2005: Minimax GmbH & Co. KG bundle their activities in the range of the mobile fire protection in a discrete association – the Minimax Mobile Services GmbH & Co. KG.

2006: Industri Kapital acquires Minimax from Investcorp.

2007: The Minimax Group expands its business activities in the USA by acquiring Consolidated Fire Protection (CFP).

2009: A new and expanded fire protection research center opens in Bad Oldesloe.

2014: Minimax Viking wins Kirkbi as a new long-term investor.

For more information on Minimax Fire Solutions, email: power@mxfire.com