It all started in 1963 when Theo Förch founded a screw business.
He had a well paid position at the legendary motor manufacturer NSU as an engineer. But the son of the farmer coming from Kochertürn had an idea which he could not get out of his mind.
…” If more and more cars are built then the car repair shops will need more parts so the demand in screws and other small parts would increase significantly….”
Theo Förch decided to seize this opportunity and on January 1st, 1963 he founded his screw trade: Theo Förch OHG.
The first company headquarters, a barn at his parents premises at Kochertürn, was turned into his initial storage and office facilities. Unfortunately the barn was not heated and working conditions were difficult. These early days were difficult times for Theo Förch and his colleagues. They had little money so they even collected and reused the incoming packaging material. But it all paid off as the screws found buyers so the company was in the black from the beginning.
In 2007, Theo Förch was awarded the business medal of the Land of Baden-Wuerttemberg which is awarded as as recognition for exemplary merits for the country’s economy.
Today, the headquarters of this internationally successful group is located near the barn where it all started and now has 2,100 employees, including 1,300 field service employees, 17 national companies and about 300 million Euro turnover as proof points of this success story.
Now more than 50 years later, FÖRCH is one of the leading direct selling companies for workshop, installation and fastening products for trade, automotive and industrial companies with operations in more than 50 countries worldwide.
Forch Australia was established in 2009 with head office in Perth. Today it is a rapidy growing business servicing many industries and customers across Australia.