Knowledge that holds up.

75 years
of growth.

Our history.

A lot has happened since the formation of our company. Starting as a small engineering firm, we have continuously developed throughout the past 75 years – in terms of territory, expertise and personnel. Today, we offer our clients the full civil engineering spectrum – from planning engineers and test engineers to structural engineers, programmers and diving engineers. Yet despite all the changes, some things have always stayed the same: our quality standards and reliability record as well as our appetite for special challenges.

From engineering firm to multifunctional service provider: our key milestones.

1942
Fritjof Wachendorf founded his engineering firm in Hamburg

1969
Klaus König joins the firm, renamed to Ingenieurbüro Dr. Wachendorf und König

1986
Initiation of the partnership Ingenieur-Societät König und Stief GbR in Berlin

1992
Establishment of the companies WKP König und Partner GmbH, Hamburg, WKP König, Stief & Partner GmbH, Berlin and CPST GmbH, Berlin

1994
Opening of the Dresden branch of WKP König, Stief & Partner GmbH, Berlin

1999
Hansjürgen Spanke joins WK Dr. Wachendorf und König as a partner

2005
Test engineer Rainer Grzeschkowitz joins WK Dr. Wachendorf und König as a partner and WKP König und Partner GmbH as a shareholder

2006
Reinhard Notz is granted power of attorney per procuration at WKP König und Partner GmbH

2008
The Hamburg offices change their names to WK Consult Hamburg (Prüfung) and WKC Hamburg GmbH (Planung)

2010
Rainer Grzeschkowitz becomes managing partner of WKC

2012
Olaf Drude and Karsten Holste become managing partners of WKC

2013
Olaf Drude is granted approval as test engineer for the specialist fields of steel construction and solid construction and becomes a shareholder in WK Consult Hamburg

Christian Mädge and Thorsten Grimm receive power of attorney per procuration at WKC Hamburg GmbH

2014
Olaf Drude is recognised as ‘Auditor for structural certificates in the specialist railway field of rail bridge construction and structural engineering in the fields of steel and composite construction and welding’ by the German Railway Agency

2015
Rainer Grzeschkowitz and Olaf Drude are included in the Roads and Transport Authority of Lower Saxony’s list of approved test engineers specialising in steel and steel composite construction and solid construction

Karsten Holste is recognised as a test engineer for civil engineering in the specialist field for solid construction and becomes a shareholder in WK Consult

Establishment of WK Consultants GmbH

2016
WKC Hamburg GmbH, WK Consult Hamburg GbR and WK Consultants GmbH receive the quality management system certificate pursuant to ISO 9001:2015

2017
Eckard Schmidt receives power of attorney per procuration at WKC Hamburg GmbH