A traditional company introduces itself
More than 140 years of corporate tradition and our future-oriented team of innovative professionals have made of us what we are today in the field of pyrotechnics:
Our affection to the old tradition of the art of fireworks and the use of the most modern technologies inspire us for creating new variations of light, sound and colours in our shows. The longer and the more brilliant a show is, the more precise and accurate the technology has to be.
Our family business already exists in the 4th generation.
The great-grandfather Johann Josef Steffes-Ollig founded a balck powder
trading business in 1868, which mainly supplied the local slate factories. After
World War II, his son Josef Steffes-Ollig, who was born in 1888, additionally
started a trading business for other explosives than black powder. Starting in
1950, his son-in-law, Helmut Reuter sen. expanded the explosives trade and
started another branch, namely:
He performed his first display in the summer of 1950 on the occasion of the traditional wine festival in Cochem. Very quickly he used the best technologies and was asked by internationally working companies to help them install fireworks in Persia, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Canada, Italy, Oman and many more countries. He taught his knowledge to his on Helmut Reuter jun., who has already developed a deep passion for fireworks in his childhood.
Since 1985 Helmut Reuter jun. has been leading the pyrotechnic branch.
Due to his long experience in pyrotechnics, his creativity and his passion, our company is responsible for the shows in many national as well as international events.