History

1904 Foundation of company FOOKE by Mr. Heinrich Fooke (1. Managing Director) Products: bicycles, markers, fences
1930 Transfer of company management to Mr. Johannes Fooke (2. Managing Director)
1945 Complete destruction of manufacturing facilities during bombing of Borken on March 16, 1945
1946 Resumption of business activities after rebuilding of manufacturing facilities
1956 Transfer of company management to Mr. Heinrich Fooke (3. Managing Director) Products: machines, plants and components for mining, metallurgical industry and rolling mills
1968 Relocation of company FOOKE to Raiffeisenstraße, Borken. First considerable extension of manufacturing assets
1979 Takeover of company Firma HILGERS & BEST, including subsidiary company ESA, acting in the field of electronics, plants, steel and mine necessities
1980 Extension of production area by acquisition of adjacent property and the “Grenzland” hall situated on it
1981 Development of the first inoculation system for the casting industry by order of company FOSECO
1985 Foundation of subsidiary company H & H Hydraulik und Hubgeräte GmbH, roduction of hydraulic cylinders, manufacturing and distribution of hydraulic clamping nuts
1987 Development and production of the first CNC-controlled Portal Milling Machine ENDURA
1988 Building of a new office building and a new assembly hall
1994 Development of the ENDURA® Travelling Column Milling Machine for the machining of large-scale components for high speed trains (ICE)
1998 First orders of well-known companies from the European aviation industry
1999 Transfer of company management to Mr. Johannes Fooke (4. Managing Director) Development and production of the first ENDURA® Travelling Column Milling Machine for rail transportation technology
2000 Sale of the first ENDURA® machine on the Asian market
2001 Development and production of the first clamping technology for the aviation industry
2003 Launch of the newly developed Gantry Milling Machine type series ENDURA® 900LINEAR, large-scale milling machines with linear direct motors in all axes
2004 FOOKE’s 100th company anniversary
2005 Development and production of the first assembly fixture for the aviation industry
2007

Development and production of Lateral Milling Machine ENDURA® 1100LINEAR
Sale of the first ENDURA® machine on the Russian market

2008 Sale of the first ENDURA® machine on the American market 
2009 Building of a new assembly hall
2010 Development and production of compact Gantry Milling Machine ENDURA® 700LINEAR Building of a new production hall
2011 Service cooperation with CEPR Ltd. in Novisibirsk
2012

Foundation of company FOOKE USA, Inc.
Building of a new assembly hall

2013 Foundation of company FOOKE OOO in Moscow
Service cooperation with Merrifield Machinery Solutions in Michigan
2014

In-house exhibition as part of 110-year company anniversary
Service cooperation with Tianjin GMS Machine Tool Service Co., Ltd.

2015

Development and production of the Compact Gantry Milling Machine ENDURA® 7000LINEAR, especially suitable for HSC machining of highly rigid materials for toolmaking and mould-making.
Development and production of the Friction-Stir Welding and Milling Machine ENDURA® HSC-FSW, especially suitable for friction stir welding, milling and brushing of large-scale work pieces made of aluminium.
Sale of the first ENDURA® machine on the Korean market 

2016

Building of two new assembly halls
Foundation of company FOOKE Japan K. K. in Yokohama
Sale of the first ENDURA® machines on the Japanese market

2017

Relocation of service department facilities to Raiffeisenstraße 10