BARTELS - Generations in connection with the element water
Today BARTELS stands for three business areas
1. Furling and reefing systems - for classic sailing yachts and regatta racers worldwide.
2. Railway technology - you probably know our products, at least if you have ever driven an ICE.
3. Awnings - the logical consequence of the company's know-how.
Made in Germany - worldwide
The BARTELS team develops and produces itself. And if you don't reach one of the team, he is probably testing his own nautical products. Today, the name BARTELS stands for made in Germany in the best sense and that on yachts from 18-100 feet worldwide.
BARTELS stands for tradition and improvement
The founder of today's BARTELS GmbH, H.Bartels, first built wooden canoes. Later wooden dinghy cruisers. For comfort and safety reasons he invented the first furling system for this sailing boat. At that time a unique innovation.
He built it himself and founded the BARTELS company as a manufacturer of rolling equipment. Already at that time he constantly extended and improved the product range.
Good ideas and a good team
Thereupon each generation continued the started company in the sense of the predecessors. And something else remains the same. Each young Bartels brought in new ideas and convinced the team to expand the business areas.
When Sven Bartel joined the company, railway technology came to BARTELS. Since the arrival of his son Florian Bartels, the company has applied its experience in sailing and railway technology to the field of awnings.
Nautical products from Lake Constance to the world
Around 30 employees work at BARTELS in Markdorf on Lake Constance. The team includes engineers, technicians and foremen in development and production. With modern machines for the processing of stainless steels and wire ropes, they realise an annual production volume of 1,800 rolling units.
For more than 45 years, the name BARTELS has stood for high-quality nautical products that sailors all over the world rely on. Not only when it comes to cutting a good figure. Also and especially in heavy weather and under stressful regatta conditions, where material and crew are extremely challenged.
BARTELS - Generations in connection with the water
It is nice to know who you have in front of you and where he comes from. At BARTELS it is the water that connects the generations. This love of water began on a few loose logs. With the hard work as raftsmen on the Elbe. The romantic part of this work probably came more in the stories in front of the fireplace.
The Elbe remained the centre of life and workplace for BARTELS' descendants. As captain of an icebreaker. Perhaps the foundation was also laid in those days to master his challenges himself.