SAFETEE GmbH looks back on a long and successful company history. Come with us on a journey through time to the milestones that have shaped us.
New location in Mainz
SAFETEE GmbH opens its fifth office in the state capital Mainz. Thus, the company is now also represented in the southwest of the Federal Republic of Germany with its own location.
More involvement of the team in the corporate strategy
The involvement of employees in the strategic development of SAFETEE GmbH becomes increasingly important. For this reason, "strategic speeches" are being held for the first time. With these speeches, every employee has the opportunity to present his or her own ideas for the further development of the company to the management.
Expansion to Norway and the Netherlands
Additional projects in Norway and The Netherlands increase the diversity of European projects.
Renewal of the familiarization process at SAFETEE
SAFETEE GmbH restructures its entire induction process to improve the onboarding of new employees. The "SAFETEE Experts Training" is created for this purpose. Parts of the ten-step training concept are also repeated with existing staff to deepen their knowledge.
Move of the head office to Bochum
In January, SAFETEE GmbH moves its headquarters from Oer-Erkenschwick to Bochum, thereby expanding both in terms of space and personnel. For the first time, the company has over 35 employees and Jan Peukmann takes over the role of authorised signatory.
Strengthening of team communication
In order to improve communication in the team, "standing table talks" are introduced. These serve to exchange experiences and solve problems along the shortest paths, to involve all employees in current developments in the company and to communicate with each other more often and more intensively.
Development of the "Behaviour Based Saftey" programs
The conception of behaviour-based safety programmes complements the range of services in safety consulting. SAFETEE GmbH is managing its first projects in Finland and Sweden and now counts globally active special transport companies among its clients.
Expansion to UK, Ireland and Czech Republic
SAFETEE GmbH also distinguishes itself with various services in the area of operators and energy companies. In addition, it is also responsible for occupational safety overseas on construction sites in the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic.
Expansion into the quarry/mining sector
SAFETEE acquires clients in the quarry/mining sector, and from now on also increasingly offers its efficient safety consulting services in this industry. Furthermore, psychological evaluations are added to the service portfolio of SAFETEE GmbH.
New location in Magdeburg
The next office of SAFETEE GmbH is opened in Magdeburg. After Hamburg, the branch is the second location outside North Rhine-Westphalia.
Assumption of safety engineering support for a global energy company
SAFETEE provides safety-related consulting for mergers & acquisitions takeovers for a global leader in the energy industry. In addition, SAFETEE is increasingly supervising construction sites in Austria and Serbia. Finally, SAFETEE opens another location in Magdeburg and a project office in Bochum.
Assumption of the construction site management of energy companies
Property owners become clients: SAFETEE takes over the construction site management for large energy companies in Germany. The company also manages the safety concept for a global retail group in Germany and manages other projects in Switzerland, Croatia and Romania.
First expansion abroad and diversification
SAFETEE GmbH supervises its first projects in Belgium and Austria. This is followed by diversification in the wind power sector – SAFETEE takes a broader approach.
Location opening in Hamburg
In 2014, SAFETEE GmbH opens its first additional location in Germany in the Hanseatic City of Hamburg. From now on, safety consulting in the north can be managed directly by the new branch.
Growth with new colleagues
SAFETEE GmbH is growing. When hiring employees, great attention is paid to training, further education, competence and motivation.
Establishment of SAFETEE GmbH
On 28.02.2013, Boris Kowalewski and Marc Riegel found SAFETEE GmbH with headquarter in Oer-Erkenschwick. They quickly acquire their first few orders in the wind industry via existing contacts. Excellent results are already observed by the first few clients of SAFETEE. This symbolically validates the move to found a specialised company! Their achievements are respected and show how occupational safety can be improved and implemented in practice.
Steps towards a new company establishment
Until 2013, surrounded by a strong and competent team, they work on major projects and turnarounds in the petroleum industry. Marc Riegel and Boris Kowalewski are now also working together in the strategic area of the company. It is at this time that they make the decision to offer high-quality safety consulting and safety engineering. Thus, the idea of founding a new company based on their many years of experience in the field of occupational safety matures. This company is to be entirely focused on safety consulting. The aim is to offer professional expertise in the areas of occupational safety, fire safety and health protection with motivated and excellently trained employees.
Arrival of Marc Riegel
In 2001, Marc Riegel joins viasecure and gradually takes over the HSE management division.
Increased focus on refinery safety
In 1998, spurred on by the adoption of the Building Site Ordinance (BaustellV), Boris Kowalewski devotes more attention to safety in the refinery sector.
In 1990, Boris Kowalewski founds viasecure Deutschland GmbH (at the time still under the name CT Construktionstechnik GmbH) as an engineering firm in the construction industry.