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A new start and the return to the world market
Positions in the company development
1945/48 - 1990

1945 The end of World War II! American troups confiscate houses and automobiles of Carl and Fanny Weyermann, and Adele and Rudolf Weyermann too. Only two hours rest for packing the most necessary things and take a hideout in the neighbourhood. Due to denazification, Rudolf and Carl Weyermann are suspended and no longer the head of the management. Karl Kalb, the authorized representative of the Weyermann Company for a long time, becomes a trustee. Carl Weyermann has to serve a working service, polishing keys inside the Metzner Company who is the producer of suitcases. The malt production goes on under a strict American control. Each bag of malt has to be permitted. After the abolition oft the eastern german customer base, the company seems to be confronted with hard times. The export is stopped so that the Pilsner Malt only will be produced in the time after war

1945 The Potsdam part of the company gets hardly destroyed by bombs. First of all, due to the difficult situation of Russian occupancy, the production reboot is impossible - this part has to be closed. In 1945 does end a more than 40 years old tradition of roasted malt fabrication in Potsdam. The vacuum boilers, meanwhile, get moved to Bamberg under the pretence of reparation.

1946 Commercial councillor Rudolf Weyermann, 16th Bamberg honorary citizen, passes away on the 6th of May an the university hospital of Erlangen.

1948 A new life and reason for joy inside the Weyermann-Family: Irma gives birth to a daughter, Irmtraut, the later wife of her boy-friend since Würzburg years of study, Frank Flämig. Following the tradition of her fathers side grandparents, she studies pharmacy, like later her daughter Caroline.

1948 The former “Farbebierbrauerei Johann Baptist Weyermann”, Potsdam, gets a new name and place in Bamberg as the “Heinz Weyermann Farbmalzbierbrauerei OHG”. The new foundation takes place on the 12th of May, 1948 under difficult conditions. After the adventurous transfer from Potsdam to Bamberg, a new brewhouse by Steinecker will be put into operation on the 1st of October, 1950.

1948 The economic and currency-reform in the west-zone of the after war Germany and the end of trusteeship at the Mich. Weyermann Company are significant features of the year 1948. Heinz Weyermann starts after his brewing apprenticeship at the Hofbräu Brewery in Bamberg and the Hasenbrau Brewery in Augsburg his study at the Technical University of Munich-Weihenstephan. He wants to become an engineer. He finishes successfully in 1951.

1948 On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Weyermann celebration hall a theatre does open up the gates for two playing seasons. After the Bamberg Theatre is not usable due to the quartering of refugees, Carl Weyermann provides the celebration hall. Being in contact with some of the most famous artists of these times, Carl Weyermann makes them coming to Bamberg (for instance: Richard Tauber). Many of the Bamberg residents get the chance to forget their sorrows and fears for a while in these hard after war times. Today many of them still remember the theatre seasons inside the Weyermann Company with joy.

1949 Rolf Weyermann passes his examinations at the University of Erlangen with success. With his degree in economy he will be working for the next years as a commercial manager together with his cousin Heinz Weyermann, who has the responsibility over the engineering management inside the Weyermann Company.

1950 The “Caramalz-Fibel”, a brew-encyclopaedia published in the 1950s, makes brewers learning more about the usage and effect of the Weyermann caramel malts.

1951 After a long disease Carl Weyermann dies on the 23th of December, 1951. His son Carl Heinrich, called Heinz, steps in the company and takes over his fathers part. At the age of 26, the graduated engineer gets responsibility for the engineering management. His cousin Rolf Weyermann works as a commercial manager. After starting an active construction phase, the storage capacity gets emphasised for the next 10 years.

1951 Heinz Weyermann, son of Fanny and Carl Weyermann, marries his early love Annemarie Otto on the 1st of September. The wedding place is the St. Michaels Church in Bamberg. For 34 happy years they stay together until the death of Heinz Weyermann in 1985.

1953 The former mobility of the production is back! Following the companies slogan “Sich regen bringt Segen”, what means “to stir brings blessings”, an amount of activities gets started, like the expansion of the company due to the construction of more storage silos in Brennerstreet/Memmelsdorfer Street (Silo 1). In 1954 one more storage silo will be built. The installation of a new barley cleaning device in 1956 and, in 1958 and 1960, an increase of the storage silo capacity follow (Silo 4 with 2.000 tons and Silo 2 with 2.500 tons).

1954 75th Anniversary of the Weyermann Malt Company! The 3rd Generation with Heinz and Rolf Weyermann welcome an amount of guests. Being glad about the overcoming of the hard economic time after war, the day will be celebrated condignly. After a worship in the St. Otto Church, the family graves get visited. Later they guests come together in the hotel “Bamberger Hof”. The employees and workers celebrate in the celebration hall called “Harmoniesaal”. The retired staff come together in the restaurant “Würzburger Weinstuben”.

1955 Management associate Rolf Weyermann becomes announced as the President of an association called “Deutscher Mälzerbund” (German Maltster Federation) and will keep this position for more than 25 years. In 1972 and 1973, he becomes the President of EUROMALT, the umbrella association of the European malthouses. Due to his merits, the Bavarian and German malt industry celebrates a great comeback and a prosperous development.

1956 Adele Weyermann, senior chief of the Weyermann Company, celebrates her 60th birthday. After her husbands death she lives a solitary life. Congratulations come from her sister-in-law Fanny Weyermann, wife of Carl Weyermann, and granddaughter Irmtraut Weyermann.

1958 Joy above the birth of a new Weyermann-Family member: Heinz and Annemarie Weyermann get a daughter. In gratitude of the great-grandmother Sabine Weyermann, née Sippel, they baptise their little girl Sabine Franziska Elisabeth Weyermann. The baptism leads priest Heberlein.

1961 The economic miracle of these years comes to the Weyermann Company too! During the next four years the kiln 1, 2 and 4 will be turned from the now working three floor kilns into high capacity one floor kilns with tipping kilns. Executive firms are Steinecker, Freising, and Seeger, Stuttgart. In 1965 the soaking house is built (2 soaking houses with a 60 tons capacity) and the germination boxes K 6 (capacity 65 tons), K 7 (capacity 75 tons) and K 8 (capacity 75 tons) get installed.

1964 Rolf Weyermann becomes elected as the new President of the German Maltster Association. He will work in this function until 1984.

1970 A huge request for the Weyermann Pilsner malt specialty makes the construction of one more germination box more than necessary: K 6 (capacity 92 ton, distributor: Seeger, Stuttgart). A special railway turning platform gets modernised, which assures the shipment by railway-cars and does correspond to the environmental protection.

1973 The intensive expansion of the production capacity is followed by investments in loading capacities. Two new loading silos (each has a capacity of 25 tons, producer is Eyrich, Hardheim) assure a fast loading process of the highly requested malt specialties. The whole plant of the Weyermann Company becomes a listed building (conservation of 1973 ancient monuments) and an Industry monument.

1974 This year the energy supply of the Weyermann plant gets changed into environment friendly natural gasoline.

1975 The most visible investment of the 70-ies will be the big storage silo construction in Memmelsdorfer Street/Brennerstreet with a storage capacity of 5.000 tons of barley.

1976 Frank and Irmtraut Flämig, daughter of Rolf and Irma Weyermann, celebrate the birth of their son. Following the family tradition they name him Michael. One year later comes one more child, Caroline, named after one of her great-grandmothers. Caroline follows a one more of the traditions inside the Weyermann-Family and studies pharmacy in Heidelberg, like her mother before and her great-grandmother too.

1976 The daughter of Annemarie and Heinz Weyermann, Sabine, starts at the age of 18 her studies at the University of Weihenstephan, which she finishes with the degree Diplom after nine semester. In this time she meets Thomas Kraus, her later husband, but they lose sight of each other during their second studies.

1977 The Weyermann Company changes its legal form of a company from a limited partnership into a limited liability corporation & limited partnership. Ludwig Popp, graduate of the VLB Berlin and born on the 20th of July, 1937, joins the management team of Weyermann Malt.

1977 The worldwide first waste heat recovery facility gets installed on the Weyermann plant. This equipment makes a malt production possible with an energy saving of quite 30 %. Heinz Weyermann initiates the application for a patent. Kilns 1 and 4 are equipped with a cross flow heat exchanger, like kiln 2 in 1979 too.

1979 100th Anniversary of Weyermann Malt! A by the artist Hans Liska designed jubilee card is based on the well-known painting “Schützenliesl” by Friedrich August von Kaulbach (1881).

1981 A Nitrosamin problem forces the whole malt producers to change the burners to indirect burners. All Weyermann-kilns are converted into constitutional indirect heating systems.

1984 In honour of Commercial Councillor Dr. phil. h. c. Rudolf Weyermann a street in a part of Bamberg, called Gaustadt, is named Weyermann Street by the School and Cultural Center of the City of Bamberg. The German Day of Maltsters takes place under the presidency of Rolf Weyermann. One more investment is the extension of a germination box by the Hauner Company in Diespeck (K 1 with a capacity of 120 tons what means the loading content of five trucks).

1985 Before his 60th birthday, Heinz Weyermann passes away on the 3rd of August, leaving a huge break within family and company, which is not refillable for so many years. Sabine, his daughter, takes over his part and starts her work after finishing her studies as a graduated engineer in brew sciences together with the fathers cousin Rolf Weyermann. With concentrated power they make the company thriving and prospering.

1986 Due to the engagement in sales and the top quality, the demand of special malts boosts rapidly. That’s why a fifths more roasting drum (type Tornado, producer: Barth, Ludwigsburg) with a thermic afterburning especially for the environmental protection comes into operation.

1989 One more time the knot gets tied.: Sabine Weyermann marries Thomas Kraus (born in 1957). They have been meeting during their studies in Munich at the University of Weihenstephan, but later they lost sight of each other. When Sabine tried to sell some malt to the Kronen-Brauerei in Dortmund, she meets again Thomas Kraus, brew master in there. She will never sell malt, but she says YES to the most beautiful proposal of marriage, without any hesitation. Short time later there is another reason to be full of joy: Franziska, daughter of Sabine and Thomas, is born in 1990. Thomas Kraus joins the management of the Weyermann Company. From now on starts time of investments.

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