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RBS Group (Germany)

RBS-Richard Buhk und Sohn (Hamburg)

Last modified: 2021-03-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Richard Buhk und Sohn / RBS (1972 - 1987)]
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[RBS group (1987 - 2018)]
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[RBS group (since 2018)]
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The company is established in 1912 by the brothers Gustav and Richard Buhk as Gebrüder Buhk in Hamburg, originally being a paver company. In 1929 their brother Wilhelm joins the company, but leaves it already in 1934, when Gustav Buhk died. The company is renamed to Richard Buhk. After WW2 in 1948 his sons Herbert and Werner join the company and it is renamed again to Richard Buhk und Söhne. Herbert leaves the company in 1951 and it is again renamed to Richard Buhk und Sohn. In 1952 Harald Buhk joins the company. In 1962 Richard Buhk dies and Jürgen Buhk joins the company. In 1972 the logo with flag quartered per saltire and three stars at hoist is introduced, each star representing one generation of the family. The company is renamed again to RBS-Richard Buhk und Sohn and again in 1977 to RBS Straßenbau GmbH. In 1987 Andreas Buhk joins the company and RBS Kiesgewinnung GmbH is established. After the death of Jürgen Buhk Andreas becomes CEO in 1990. One star in the logo is added. In 1992 Andreas and Thomas Buhk establish RBS Kieshandelsgesellschaft mbH. In 1997 Werner Buhk dies and RBS Sand- und Kiesbtrieb is established. In 1997 RBS Bodenverwertung is established. In 2000 Thomas Buhk leaves the company. In 2010 RBS Windkraft GmbH &, Co. KG is established. In 2012 the company celebrates it 100-years anniversary.
In 2012 the RBS Group had its seat in Hamburg and four other bases. RBS Kiesgewinnungs GmbH & Co KG (gravel dredging) was also based in Hamburg. RBS Kieshandelsgesellschaft mbH (gravel trading) and RBS Bodenverwertungs GmbH (ground recycling) were based in Dersenow. The former had a 2nd base in Vellahn. RBS Sand- und Kiesbetrieb GmbH & Co KG (san and gravel) was based in Dibbersen. In 2018 Lucas Buhk joined the company.

All Flags are logo flags, parted per saltire of dark yellow (hoist and fly) and red (top and bottom) with a white disc in centre, charged with black unserifed initials "RBS" with a bigger "B".
Alongside the hoist were due to the principle: "a new generation - a new star":
1) three white 5-point-stars (1972 - 1987) (see left image above)
2) four white 6-point-stars (1987 - 2018) (see cantral image above)
2) five white 6-point-stars (since 2018) (see right image above)
Source: Jubiläumsschrift RBS 1912 - 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Mar 2021

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