The AVS Group: A strong group of companies with tradition and experience

At AVS, we believe in the strength and experience of small businesses with a long tradition. The AVS Group has grown from the family business of Peter Berghaus into an international company. All companies of the AVS Group are based on an owner-managed, medium-sized structure. The direct and personal contact to our clients is important to us and just as our service orientation is part of the AVS Group's corporate philosophy.

2021

Berghaus & AVS celebrate 60th anniversary

Foundation
• Branch Dortmund
• Branch Bayreuth
• AVS Digital GmbH

2020

Merger
• Implenia SVA GmbH (now AVS Overath GmbH)
• Gerding GmbH, MIS GmbH; Senden
• SRV, Limbach-Oberfrohna

Foundation
• Branch Sottrum
• Branch Bielefeld
• Branch Pfungstadt

Merger
Triton merged leading traffic and other critical infrastructure safety service providers:
• AVS (Germany, Denmark and Latvia)
• Fero (Belgium)
• Ramudden (Scandinavia)
• Chevron (UK) 

2019

Merger
Schötz GmbH, Fürth (now AVS Fürth GmbH)
WaKo GmbH, Hallstadt/Germany
Lorenz GmbH, Wittstock/Germany
Fero Group, Belgium

Growing service portfolio
road marking, maintenance & control

Foundation
Branch Fredericia/Denmark

2018

Acquisition
of the majority shares by Triton

Merger
Plank GmbH, Stuttgart/Germany

International growth
SIA KMK Projekts, Latvia
(now SIA AVS Latvia)
Traffics S/A, Denmark
(now AVS Vejsikring A/S)

Foundation
• Branch Kirchberg
• Branch Oranienburg near Berlin/Germany

2017

Merger
FVS, Nürnberg/Germany

Foundation
Branch Göttingen/Germany

2015

Foundation
Branch Gladbeck/Germany
Branch Dresden/Germany

2014

Merger
H&T Trimborn, Germany, as
AVS Overath,
branch Euskirchen

2013

Acquisition
of the majority shares by
Steadfast Capital,
Frankfurt/Germany

2011

Foundation
Branch Wetzlar/Germany

2009

Foundation
M+V becomes
AVS Overath/Germany

2006

Merger
M+V takes over AED
and merged with
VAS Hannover to AVS Lehrte with locations in Hamburg and Beelitz, Germany

2000-2003

Investments in AED Lehrte and VAS Hannover, Germany

1993

Peter Berghaus and M+V are founding members of the Verein für Verkehrstechnik (VVV) and thus play a decisive role in shaping road safety.

1992

Foundation
of AVS Mellingen GmbH, Germany

Development
of the first mobile crash barriers

1984

Foundation
M+V GmbH as company
for traffic safety (today AVS Overath/Germany)

1982

Succession
Dieter Berghaus joins the Berghaus company, following in the footsteps of his father Peter Berghaus

1964

Development
of the first radio-controlled
construction site signal system

1961

Founded
by Peter Berghaus in Kürten near Cologne, Germany