History 2017-11-24T07:59:39+00:00

When father and son…

A floating dance floor on Hamburg’s Inner Alster lake, the first stage set for what would become the Ohnsorg-Theater. Even back in ca. 1900, C.F.A. Preuß & Sohn is already famed for putting on a big performance.

C.F.A. stands for ‘Carsten Friedrich August’. A window dresser and decorator by trade, he starts his own business on 8 May 1846.

In 1879, he hands over the reins to his son Gustav, who passes them on to Carl Wilhelm Adolph in 1922. He carries on the family firm in ‘unaltered form’ – as attested to here by the clerk of Hamburg District Court.

PREUSS MESSE
gathers momentum.

Even back in ca. 1900, the construction and subsequent dismantling of stages for private and public events is a thriving industry.

At the same time, PREUSS MESSE is making a name for itself as a supplier to major events such as the Allgemeine Hamburger Gartenbau-Ausstellung (Hamburg General Horticultural Exhibition) in 1897 and the Deutsches Turnfest (German Gymnastics Festival) in Hamburg in 1898.

After World War II, the focus is squarely on event and trade fair design. The company’s own lorry is a huge help. And the firm’s pride and joy, too! As you can see in this picture of Peter Preuß Sr., who moved into the driving seat of PREUSS MESSE in 1945.

The height of fashion!

DOB. Date of birth?
Do our best?

In the 1950s, DOB was also a trade fair where visitors could admire the very latest in ladies’ wear.

Like this lingerie collection from Scherer. With lacy underwear and the ‘Isolde’ Perlon slip, it made the women (and men) of the day very happy.

You can see the stand planned and built by PREUSS MESSE at a DOB fair in Hamburg. Apprehensive about new sectors? No. Why?

The trio at the top

We have been based in Holm, near Hamburg, since 1970. After more than 100 years in central Hamburg. With ateliers, workshops and warehouse space, we can finally build mammoth stands.

Peter Preuß Jr. (right) took over at the helm in 1978 and established PREUSS MESSE Baugesellschaft in 1980.
In 2003, his daughter Sabine Lewin (left) joined the senior management team, which also includes operations manager Holger Harbrecht (centre).

The three of them always have plenty to smile about. Because they love what they do. And because PREUSS MESSE will continue to generate plenty of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from 2016 onwards.

If you like hearing ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ yourself: Simply get in touch!

The trio at the top

We have been based in Holm, near Hamburg, since 1970. After more than 100 years in central Hamburg. With ateliers, workshops and warehouse space, we can finally build mammoth stands.

Peter Preuß Jr. (right) took over at the helm in 1978 and established PREUSS MESSE Baugesellschaft in 1980. In 2003, his daughter Sabine Lewin (left) joined the senior management team, which also includes operations manager Holger Harbrecht (centre). The three of them always have plenty to smile about. Because they love what they do. And because PREUSS MESSE will continue to generate plenty of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from 2016 onwards.

If you like hearing ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ yourself: Simply get in touch!

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