The foundations for today's AVS Overath GmbH were laid in 1984 in Kuerten - then known as M+V GmbH "Specialized company for safety on construction sites" - as a subsidiary of the renowned manufacturer of traffic engineering, Peter Berghaus GmbH.
All the required traffic safety devices were present in the extensive park of rental equipment starting with beacons, road signs, mounting devices to bottleneck traffic lights with the necessary signage up to complete crossroads traffic light systems with masts and wiring. We quickly made a name for ourselves as an expert provider of professional traffic safeguarding services through our professional work, from obtaining traffic law directives to the complete implementation of traffic safeguarding with a 24-hour maintenance service.
This is also how we laid the foundation in 1990 for the future AVS Traffic Safety group of companies. Since 1993, we have been a member in the VVV (German Association for Traffic Technology and Safety e. V.). The rental of mobile protective devices, which are also manufactured by Peter Berghaus GmbH, were included in our service program in 1997.
In order to meet the ever-growing demand for our services, it became necessary in 2002 to hire additional staff and move into a new 12,000 m² company site in Kuerten-Eichhof. In 2008, we also wanted to demonstrate our affiliation with the AVS Traffic Safety Group under the umbrella of the AVS Holding GmbH. Since then we operate as AVS Overath GmbH and relocated once again the entire company.
Today the service company for traffic safety has its headquarters in Overath - still in the "Bergisches Land" region - not far from Cologne. Just off the motorway junction Overath BAB 4, we now have a company site of almost 22,000 m² available for our employees. This includes vehicles and extensive rental equipment plus kilometres of mobile crash barriers. The service team at Overath currently consists of more than 50 expert personnel.
In 2010 we expanded our activities in Hessen by opening a new office in Solms (near Wetzlar).
In the summer of 2014, H&T Trimborn-AVE Verkehrseinrichtungs GmbH was acquired by AVS Overath together with all employees at the Mechernich-Obergartzem location. After changing the name to the AVS Overath GmbH Office Euskirchen we gained an additional 30 experienced employees to handle larger motorway projects.
At the end of 2014, the Wetzlar office moved from the old site in Solms to a much larger company site in neighbouring Leun on the Lahn.
AVS Overath GmbH expanded its service network again in early 2015, opening its fourth location in the Ruhr region with the office in Gladbeck. With a company site of more than 11,000 m², the AVS Overath is now able to quickly reach motorway construction sites in northern NRW.
AVS Overath currently has approx. 150 specialists at four separate locations. All traffic safeguarding work is carried out from our locations starting with small inner-city construction sites to major construction sites on motorways in NRW, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse.
AVS Overath GmbH – Your traffic safeguarding professionals!