History

2020

Accreditation of gbd Lab GmbH as calibration body

Extension of the testing and monitoring competence in the areas of windows, doors and facades to include the powers of fire protection, fire resistance and smoke protection

2019

Opening of the new test building in Dornbirn

2019

Expansion of the machine facilities and procurement of 3 state-of- the- art TIG/WIG facilities

2018
Foundation of gbd BM in Lindau (Germany), engineering office for construction management

2017
Foundation of gbd NDT in Winterthur (Switzerland), training and test centre

2016

Expansion of the range of training courses in Wünnewil in the welding technology sector

2015
Foundation of gbd Swiss GmbH, engineering office for welding technology and structural design

Opening of the gbd Lab GmbH branch in Hof near Salzburg

2014
Resignation of Rigobert Diem from the management board

Foundation of gbd Hydro GmbH in Steyr/Upper Austria, a certification body for mechanical engineering

Renaming of GFE Engineering to gbd GFE GmbH

2013 
Opening of gbd ZT's branch in Vienna, engineering office for structural design

2012
Accreditation and notification of gbd Zert GmbH

Foundation of gbd Holding ZT GmbH

Renaming of gbd Mosbacher to gbd Projects GmbH

2011
Foundation of gbd Zert GmbH, certification body

Foundation of GFE Engineering in Bolzano (Italy), engineering office for structural design

2009
Expansion of the sectors of activity of gbd Lab: the ultrasonic test rig is opened in Dornbirn

2008 
Accreditation and notification of gbd Lab GmbH

Acquisition of Mosbacher Planungs- und Beratungs GmbH and renaming to gbd Mosbacher GmbH

2007 
Dipl.-Ing. Sigurd Flora and Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Markus Beck (M. Eng.) join the Executive Board

Foundation of gbd Lab GmbH, testing body

2003 
Resignation of Dipl.-Ing. Karl Werner Rüsch

Dipl.-Ing. Heinz Pfefferkorn joins the Executive Board

Reorganisation of the GesbR in a ZT GmbH with the name gbd ZT GmbH

2001
Dipl.-Ing. Sigurd Flora and Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Markus Beck join the company

2000
Procurement of the FE package ANSYS

1998
Dipl.-Ing. Heinz Pfefferkorn joins the company

1996 
Following the appointment of Dipl.-Ing. Eugen Schuler to the management board the office is renamed rds

1990
Dipl.-Ing. Eugen Schuler joins the company

1988
First CAD workstation, team size: 7 employees

1987
First personal computer equipped with finite-elemente software

1978
Foundation of the civil engineer office Rüsch & Diem

1973
Dipl.-Ing. Rigobert Diem joins the company

1971
Acquisition of an electronic desktop calculator Olivetti (50 kg)

1969
Dipl.-Ing. Karl-Werner Rüsch takes over the office from his father

Team size: 4 employees

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