We are driven by passion

“In everything we do, our customers are the focus of our attention. We want to inspire them - for our products, our service and our corporate culture.”

Johannes Fooke, CEO

The family business Fooke

The origins of the family business founded by Heinrich Fooke date back to 1904. Starting with a bicycle business including its own forge for the production of signs and fences, the business shifted completely to the construction of machines when Johannes Fooke took over in 1930. After the reconstruction of the company in the post-war years, Heinrich Fooke took over the management in 1956. From the church chandelier to the fish stick breading machine to the modern milling machine, he developed and built countless items of equipment and machinery. und Maschinen.

In 1990, he handed over the management of the family business to his 28-year-old son Johannes. In the years that followed, the contract structure had changed considerably, the projects became more complex and new business areas emerged. Today, the aircraft industry and rail transport are fixed components of the range of services.
Hendrik Fooke has been part of the family business since 2018. He is responsible for business field development and also secures the succession as future managing director.

Our story

The story of success of our family business from 1904 to today.


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1904

Foundation of the company FOOKE by Mr. Heinrich Fooke (1st managing director).

Products: Forging, bicycles, signs, fences

1930

Management takeover by Mr. Johannes Fooke (2nd Managing Director).

1945

Complete destruction of the company facilities by the bombing of the city of Borken on March 16, 1945.

1946

Resumption of business activities after reconstruction of the operating facilities.

1956

Takeover of company management by Mr. Heinrich Fooke (3rd managing director).

Products: Machinery, equipment and components for mining, metallurgical and rolling industries.

1968

Relocation of the FOOKE company to Raiffeisenstraße, Borken. First significant enlargement of the company's operating premises.

1979

Acquisition of the company HILGERS & BEST, including its subsidiary ESA, active in the field of electronics, machinery, steel and mining equipment.

1980

Expansion of the production area through the acquisition of the neighboring property with its " Grenzlandhalle" (borderland hall).

1981

Development of the world's first metal stream inoculation system on behalf of the FOSECO company.

1985

Foundation of the subsidiary H & H Hydraulik und Hubgeräte GmbH (production of hydraulic cylinders).
Production and distribution of hydraulic clamping nuts.

1987

Development and production of the first CNC-controlled portal milling machine ENDURA®.

 

1988

New office complex and assembly hall.

1994

Development of the ENDURA® travelling column milling machine for machining large components for high-speed trains (ICE).

1998

First orders from well-known companies in the European aviation industry.

1999

Management takeover by Mr. Johannes Fooke (4th Managing Director).

2000

Distribution of the first ENDURA® machines to the Asian market.

2001

Development and production of the first clamping fixture for the aviation industry.

2003

Sales launch of the newly developed ENDURA® 900LINEAR portal milling machine series, large milling machines with linear direct motors in all axes.

2004

100th company anniversary.

2005

Development and production of the first assembly system for the aerospace industry.

2007

Development and production of the ENDURA® 1100LINEAR lateral milling machine.
Sale of the first ENDURA® machine to the Russian market.

2008

Development and production of the ENDURA® 800 plate milling machine with a milling tool diameter of 3,100 mm.
Sale of the first ENDURA® machines to the American market.

2009

Development and production of the ENDURA® 700LINEAR compact portal milling machine.
Construction of a new assembly hall.

2010

Establishment of a partnership with Tianjin GMS Machine Tool Service Co., Ltd. in Tianjin.

2011

Service cooperation with CEPR, Ltd. in Novosibirsk.

2012

Foundation of FOOKE USA, Inc. in Michigan.
Construction of a new assembly hall.

2013

Foundation of FOOKE OOO in Moscow.
Service cooperation with Merrifield Machinery Solutions in Michigan.

2014

In-house exhibition to mark the 110th anniversary of the company.
Service cooperation with Tianjin GMS Machine Tool Service Co., Ltd. in Tianjin.

 

2015

Development and manufacture of the ENDURA® 7000LINEAR compact portal milling machine for HSC machining of high-strength materials in tool and mold making.
Development and manufacture of the friction stir welding and milling machine for friction stir welding, milling and brushing of large-surface aluminum workpieces.
Sale of the first ENDURA® machine to the Korean market.

2016

Construction of two additional assembly halls.
Foundation of FOOKE Japan K.K. in Yokohoma.
Sale of the first ENDURA® machines to the Japanese market.

2017

Relocation of the service department to Raiffeisenstraße 10.

2019

Establishment of a service subsidiary in the USA.

Our many years of experience and consistent further development, constantly on the pulse of the market, have allowed us to develop an extensive portfolio of machines that meets almost every customer requirement.

Machine history


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Gantry milling machine ENDURA® 900LINEAR

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Travelling column milling machine ENDURA® 1000

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Compact gantry milling machine ENDURA® 700LINEAR

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Gantry milling machine ENDURA® 600

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Plate milling machine ENDURA® 800LINEAR

2011

Compact gantry milling machine ENDURA® 7000

2012

Long bed milling machine ENDURA® PROLINEAR

2012

Friction stir welding machine FSW 60

2016

Friction stir welding machine FSW 150

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Friction stir welding machine FSW 35

2018

Gantry milling machine ENDURA® 300LINEAR

2019

Compact gantry milling machine ENDURA® 900LINEAR

Rooted in Borken

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