DSIV visits Fagus GreCon and UNESCO World Heritage Fagus plant


We will go to see our member Fagus-GreCon on 20.03.2019 to deal with the topic of fire protection and at the same time gain insight into a world heritage monument.

Our member enables us to experience a special and promising event in spring. We will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Fagus-Werk in Alfeld. Of course, neither specialist lectures will be missing, nor a really exciting and communicative gathering on the eve of the Meeting.


Alfeld with the Fagus Works World Heritage Site is located in southern Lower Saxony just 15 kilometres from Einbeck which is called the city of brewing and half-timbered art that stands out with its well-preserved late medieval centre. The city, a member of the former Hanseatic league, is known for its "Einbecker Bier", which was the first bock beer to be brewed. Einbeck is situated between the cities of Göttingen (to the south) and Hildesheim (to the north). Not far away are the Harz mountains to the east and the Solling to the west.


We are looking forward to take a look behind the scenes at Fagus-GreCon and to the exciting lectures. In addition to the technical aspect, some common experience and discovery should not be missing. Therefore we meet at late noon of the day before for joint activities and getting to know each other.


Tuesday, March 19: Arrival in Einbeck until 16:00

Check-In at the Hotel FREIgeist in Einbeck

16:30 pm Get-together and guided tour in the PS.SPEICHER

 Since July 2014, the beer and half-timbered town of Einbeck has an additional attraction: After five years of planning and construction, the PS.SPEICHER presents itself in a listed former granary dating from 1899. On more than 6,500 m² of exhibition space, a unique experience exhibition has been created that tells the story of the past, present and future of motor vehicles with more than 400 exhibits. However, the PS.SPEICHER is not a classical-style museum but a place of experience which offers new impulses time and again through special exhibitions and varying productions.






Energy inspires the fire kitchen of the restaurant in Einbeck. Fire is also indispensable in your kitchen, because cooking that should inspire needs a lot of love and even more passion. But also the real flames. That's why grilled food is the basis of the kitchen. There is also crispy flat bread and fresh salads, which vary according to the season. Whether it's dry aged steaks by selected farmers from the region, fiery hot mustard seeds from southern Lower Saxony, the outstanding service or the excitingly simple interior design: the power can be felt everywhere. We're going to dig into it.




Wednesday, March 20, Meeting at 9:30


Fagus-GreCon Greten GmbH & Co. KG
Hannoversche Straße 58
31061 Alfeld

Safety First - Fire protection is of paramount importance in almost any production process. The aim of fire protection at Fagus GreCon is to effectively protect people and property from the dangers and effects of fires. In addition, the aim is to minimise monetary damage caused by interruptions of operations or loss of customers.

 Welcome by Uwe Kahmann, Managing Director of Fagus-GreCon Greten GmbH & Co. KG


Presentations in progress



11:30 - 12:30 Plant tour

Fire protection systems are produced in the living monument. Here we get a guided tour by our member Mathias Fischer.



12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

Lunch at the factory by invitation of our DSIV member Fagus-GreCon


14:00 - 16:00 Guided tour of the World Heritage Site

The Fagus plant was added to the World Heritage List by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in 2011 and is currently one of the 42 World Heritage Sites in Germany. Built in 1911, the Fagus-Werk is the original building of modern industrial architecture and the first work of architect and Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. The glass and steel construction as well as the column-less, completely glazed corners lend the building a weightless elegance that was extraordinary for factories at that time. The factory has been a listed building since 1946. Between 1982 and 2002, the entire factory was extensively restored and is in better condition now than ever before. The name of the factory derives from the Latin word "fagus sylvatica" for beech or beech wood, the traditional raw material for the production of shoe lasts. Since the foundation of the company, the living monument has been continuously used for the production of Fagus shoe lasts as well as measuring and fire protection systems under the brand name GreCon. We follow the tracks of Walter Gropius and Carl Benscheidt.


16:00 End of the Event




The Hotel

We prebooked Hotel FREIgeist Einbeck -Code: "DSIV" 

The Reservation is valid till 11. February



Hotel FREIgeist Einbeck
Tiedexer Tor 5
37574 Einbeck

Telefon 05561 319997-0


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