Vater und Sohn stehen lächelnd in der Fertigungshalle

We are driven by passion

“In everything we do, our customers are the focus of our attention. We want to inspire them - for our products, our service and our corporate culture.”

Johannes Fooke, CEO & Hendrik Fooke, CEO

The family business Fooke

The origins of the family business founded by Heinrich Fooke date back to 1904. Starting with a bicycle business including its own forge for the production of signs and fences, the business shifted completely to the construction of machines when Johannes Fooke took over in 1930. After the reconstruction of the company in the post-war years, Heinrich Fooke took over the management in 1956. From the church chandelier to the fish stick breading machine to the modern milling machine, he developed and built countless items of equipment and machinery. 

In 1994, he handed over the management of the family business to his 32-year-old son Johannes. In the years that followed, the contract structure had changed considerably, the projects became more complex and new business areas emerged. Today, the aircraft industry and rail transport are fixed components of the range of services.
Hendrik Fooke has been part of the family business since 2017 and is responsible for sales and business field development. He joined the management team in January 2024 and manages the family business together with his father Johannes Fooke.

Johannes Fooke und Hendrik Fooke vor einer FOOKE Maschine

Our story

The story of success of our family business from 1904 to today.


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Eine Schwarz-Weiß-Fotografie des ersten Geschäftsführers der Firma FOOKE – Herr Heinrich Fooke.

1904

Foundation of the company FOOKE by Mr. Heinrich Fooke (1st managing director).

Products: Forging, bicycles, signs, fences

Eine Schwarz-Weiß-Aufnahme des zweiten Geschäftsführers der Firma FOOKE – Herr Johannes Fooke.

1930

Management takeover by Mr. Johannes Fooke (2nd Managing Director).

Durch Bombenangriff zerstörte Betriebsstätte von FOOKE. SW-Fotografie aus geschlossenem Fenster.

1945

Complete destruction of the company facilities by the bombing of the city of Borken on March 16, 1945.

Alte Fotografie von drei Mitarbeitern der Firma FOOKE bei der Arbeit mit einem Kran.

1946

Resumption of business activities after reconstruction of the operating facilities.

Schwarz-Weiß-Fotografie des freundlich lächelnden Heinrich Fooke aus dem Jahr 1956.

1956

Takeover of company management by Mr. Heinrich Fooke (3rd managing director).

Products: Machinery, equipment and components for mining, metallurgical and rolling industries.

SW-Aufnahme des Betriebsgeländes der FOOKE GmbH an der Raiffeisenstraße in Borken, NRW.

1968

Relocation of the FOOKE company to Raiffeisenstraße, Borken. First significant enlargement of the company's operating premises.

SW Aufnahme einer Brammentransportzange für die Hüttenindurstrie.

1979

Acquisition of the company HILGERS & BEST, including its subsidiary ESA, active in the field of electronics, machinery, steel and mining equipment.

Schwarz-Weiß-Foto der Grenzlandhalle in Borken. Vor der Halle liegen Stahlelemente auf dem Gelände.

1980

Expansion of the production area through the acquisition of the neighboring property with its " Grenzlandhalle" (borderland hall).

Gießstrahlimpfgerät von FOOKE aus dem Jahr 1981.

1981

Development of the world's first metal stream inoculation system on behalf of the FOSECO company.

SW-Aufnahme von einem hydraulischen Spannsystem.

1985

Foundation of the subsidiary H & H Hydraulik und Hubgeräte GmbH (production of hydraulic cylinders).
Production and distribution of hydraulic clamping nuts.

SW-Aufnahme der ersten CNC-gesteuerten Portalfräsmaschine ENDURA®.

1987

Development and production of the first CNC-controlled portal milling machine ENDURA®.

 

Front-Ansicht des 1988 fertiggestellten Neubaus der FOOKE GmbH.

1988

New office complex and assembly hall.

Heinrich und Johannes Fooke stehen lächelnd und im Anzug nebeneinander.

1994

Management takeover by Mr. Johannes Fooke (4th Managing Director).

SW-Foto einer großen Maschine von FOOKE in einer Werkshalle.

1998

First orders from well-known companies in the European aviation industry.

Eine große ENDURA®-Maschine von FOOKE steht in einer Werkshalle.

2000

Distribution of the first ENDURA® machines to the Asian market.

Eine FOOKE-Maschine bearbeitet ein sphärisch gekrümmtes Bauteil für die Luftfahrtindustrie.

2001

Development and production of the first clamping fixture for the aviation industry.

Ein Mann bedient die Großfräsmaschine ENDURA® 900LINEAR der FOOKE GmbH.

2003

Sales launch of the newly developed ENDURA® 900LINEAR portal milling machine series, large milling machines with linear direct motors in all axes.

Das Firmenlogo der FOOKE GmbH in den Farben Blau, Hellgrau und Dunkelgrau.

2004

100th company anniversary.

Grauer Bohrstand für die Luftfahrtindustrie von der FOOKE GmbH.

2005

Development and production of the first assembly system for the aerospace industry.

Seitenansicht einer Lateralfräsmaschine ENDURA® 1100LINEAR.

2007

Development and production of the ENDURA® 1100LINEAR lateral milling machine.
Sale of the first ENDURA® machine to the Russian market.

Eine Aluminiumplatte liegt auf der Plattenfräsmaschine ENDURA® 800 der FOOKE GmbH.

2008

Development and production of the ENDURA® 800 plate milling machine with a milling tool diameter of 3,100 mm.
Sale of the first ENDURA® machines to the American market.

Montagehalle der FOOKE GmbH. Transporter fahren auf der Einfahrt.

2009

Development and production of the ENDURA® 700LINEAR compact portal milling machine.
Construction of a new assembly hall.

2010

Establishment of a partnership with Tianjin GMS Machine Tool Service Co., Ltd. in Tianjin.

Zwei Rücken von FOOKE-Mitarbeitern. Auf ihren blauen T-Shirts steht die Jahreszahl 1904.

2011

Service cooperation with CEPR, Ltd. in Novosibirsk.

Einblick in die Montagehalle der FOOKE GmbH.

2012

Foundation of FOOKE USA, Inc. in Michigan.
Construction of a new assembly hall.

Drei blaue Fahnen mit dem FOOKE-Logo wehen im Wind.

2013

Foundation of FOOKE OOO in Moscow.
Service cooperation with Merrifield Machinery Solutions in Michigan.

Besucher der Hausmesse der FOOKE GmbH schauen sich eine ENDURA®-Maschine an.

2014

In-house exhibition to mark the 110th anniversary of the company.
Service cooperation with Tianjin GMS Machine Tool Service Co., Ltd. in Tianjin.

 

Einblick in eine geöffnete Kompakt-Portalfräsmaschine der Baureihe ENDURA® 7000LINEAR.

2015

Development and manufacture of the ENDURA® 7000LINEAR compact portal milling machine for HSC machining of high-strength materials in tool and mold making.
Development and manufacture of the friction stir welding and milling machine for friction stir welding, milling and brushing of large-surface aluminum workpieces.
Sale of the first ENDURA® machine to the Korean market.

Johannes Fooke und ein Mitarbeiter stehen neben den Stahlträgern der neuen Montagehalle.

2016

Construction of two additional assembly halls.
Foundation of FOOKE Japan K.K. in Yokohoma.
Sale of the first ENDURA® machines to the Japanese market.

Das Servicegebäude der FOOKE GmbH in Borken mit türkis, blauen und grauen Elementen im Sonnenschein.

2017

Relocation of the service department to Raiffeisenstraße 10.

Ein FOOKE-Mitarbeiter arbeitet an einer ENDURA® 704LINEAR.

2019

Establishment of a service subsidiary in the USA.

Hendrik Fooke steht lächelnd in der Halle

2024

Hendrik Fooke (5th generation) becomes a member of the management board.

Our many years of experience and consistent further development, constantly on the pulse of the market, have allowed us to develop an extensive portfolio of machines that meets almost every customer requirement.

Machine history


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Portalfräsmaschine ENDURA® 900LINEAR

2003

Gantry milling machine ENDURA® 900LINEAR

Fahrständerfräsmaschine ENDURA® 1000

2004

Travelling column milling machine ENDURA® 1000

Kompakt- Portalfräsmaschine ENDURA® 700LINEAR

2009

Compact gantry milling machine ENDURA® 700LINEAR

Portalfräsmaschine ENDURA® 600

2011

Gantry milling machine ENDURA® 600

Plattenfräsmaschine ENDURA® 800LINEAR

2011

Plate milling machine ENDURA® 800LINEAR

Kompakt-Portalfräsmaschine ENDURA® 7000

2011

Compact gantry milling machine ENDURA® 7000

Langbettfräsmaschine ENDURA® PROLINEAR

2012

Long bed milling machine ENDURA® PROLINEAR

2012

Friction stir welding machine FSW 60

2016

Friction stir welding machine FSW 150

Rührreibschweißanlage FSW 35

2016

Friction stir welding machine FSW 35

Portalfräsmaschine ENDURA® 300LINEAR

2018

Gantry milling machine ENDURA® 300LINEAR

Kompakt-Portalfräsmaschine ENDURA® 900LINEAR

2019

Compact gantry milling machine ENDURA® 900LINEAR

Kompakt-Portalfräsmaschine ENDURA® 400LINEAR

2020

Compact gantry milling machine ENDURA® 400LINEAR

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