Former company grounds of Richard BUCHEN GmbH, which was later renamed BUCHEN UmweltService GmbH
For more than 70 years, BUCHEN UmweltService has been a service partner to industry and commerce in the industrial service, waste disposal and remediation sectors.
This long-established Cologne company was founded back in 1844 as "Pumpenmacherfabrik Johann Schumacher". Three generations of Schumachers built up the company's position as a major partner to up-and-coming industry until finally, in 1948, Richard BUCHEN, the husband of Schumacher's granddaughter, recognised the opportunities for services in the industrial sector and transformed the manufacturing business into a service provider. The main service at that time was industrial cleaning with high-pressure water jet systems. At the end of the sixties, special waste disposal emerged as another important business area, and shortly after that remediation became another business service. These divisions were continuously expanded in the following decades.