Our rich history goes back to 1930. This historical overview shows you how our company developed over the decades. And we still have plenty of future plans and visions for thomas. All this time, our group has been family-owned. So you can be sure that when you buy thomas, you get thomas. Find out more about the formative decades of the thomas gruppe.
On 23 September 1920, Emil Thomas founded the civil engineering company
Emil Thomas in Würrich, Germany.
The 30s – the beginning
Emil Thomas showed a great deal of entrepreneurial courage with his move to establish a company during the Great Depression. Success proved him right: the first road construction crew employed by Emil Thomas was tasked with restoring parts of the destroyed Hunsrückstraße. The company quickly developed into an efficient and competitive operation, with turnover reaching 225,000 reichsmark in 1935.
In 1937/38 the company, thomas, played a major role in constructing the Hunsrückhöhenstraße.