A Good Idea was the Beginning of Success
Based in Baden-Baden, Germany, BIRCO has been a family enterprise for 3 generations.
BIRCO was founded in 1927 as a coal and building materials supplier. As early as the 1950s, the first concrete drainage channels were produced for agricultural use. This triggered the idea of producing drainage channels for traffic areas. In 1965 BIRCO was the first German producer of a concrete channel covered with a mesh grating. The beginning of BIRCO’s specializing in solid and environment-friendly channel systems for surface drainage was thus marked. Today BIRCO is amongst the leading suppliers of channel systems in Europe. The products are marketed through the company's sales agencies in Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. In numerous other countries they are sold through partners and licensees. Frank Wagner, grandson of founder of the company, took over 100% of the company shares. Christian Merkel, managing director since many years, became co-partner in the business.
The BIRCO channel systems for surface drainage and discharge of aggressive liquids are made of concrete, steel, and PE, and cover a wide range of uses – from areas frequented by heavy-duty vehicles to roof terraces. In addition, BIRCO offers an infiltration system which allows the infiltration of stormwater with the use of only little space. Various cover versions are available for all systems. They include slotted cast gratings, cast mesh gratings, mesh gratings with various mesh widths, slotted and perforated gratings, as well as design-gratings such as the „Wave" and „Ellipse" cast gratings.
BIRCO AQUA – Systems for Surface Drainage – comprises the products for surface drainage. No matter whether it concerns the drainage of public squares, roads, much-frequented industrial areas or driveways, or the implementation of an “invisible” linear drainage: BIRCO offers a diversity of channel systems. Along with different nominal widths and shallow channels, BIRCO has a wide range of outfall units and gratings.
For the drainage of façades and areas such as patios, terraces and roof gardens, and for the reliable drainage of underground car parks and parking decks, the product group BIRCO STEEL – Steel Drainage Systems for Façades and Surface Areas – contains the systems BIRCOtop, available in different designs, and BIRCOprofil, offering channels made of stainless steel or galvanized steel.
Products that require more in-depth explanation can be found in the BIRCO TEC – Systems for the Protection of the Environment – group. Regardless of whether it concerns stormwater infiltration, discharge of aggressive liquids or the installation of supply and discharge lines: BIRCO offers a diversity of systems for special applications. These include industrial plants, petrol stations, paint shops, chemical plants, motorway stations, and exhibition halls, as well as stormwater management concepts for housing estates.
BIRCO not only offers its standard range of products, but also the production of bespoke parts. Its own cutting service provides for project-related cuts and drilled holes, and completes the BIRCO range.
BIRCO GmbH offers you products from these product groups:
- Materials and components for construction and maintenance (741)
- Urban design (542)
- Recycling, disposal, environmental protection for workshops and building sites (83)