How it all Started

... back in 1978

The trade fair industry was shaken up when our company founder Klaus Niemann offered the first booth for rent.

Join us on our journey through more than 40 years of booth construction.


Start MDS Messebau und Service GmbH 1979

Company building 1983

MDS Messebau und Service GmbH 1987

Sustainable trade fair construction as early as 1988

3. Generationen Messebauer

Company building 1998

November 1978:Founding of the company by Klaus and Karin Niemann
January 1979:Construction of the first booth for TESCOHA wallpapers at SWISS in Basel
February/March 1979:First office at Vaenser Weg 103 in 21244 Buchholz with two full-time employees
Late summer  1979:Start of construction of the new company location at Gildestraße 6 in 21244 Buchholz
1983-1987:Expansion of the company by two warehouses and a workshop with an office building
October 1985:Karsten Niemann starts working at MDS Messebau
1988:MDS Messebau und Service already employed 16 full-time employees and growing
1988:Switch to ecologically friendly transport, with swap bodies on Deutsche Bahn
1993:New construction of the fourth warehouse and office on the 1st floor
1997:The shareholders decide to build a modern, forward-looking new building at Brauerstraße 11, in 21244 Buchholz 
1998:Start of construction on 1 April. Moving in on 1 December. 15,800 m² of land, 4,700 m² of built commercial space. MDS Messebau already has 40 full-time employees in 1998
November 2004:The largest photovoltaic system in Northern Germany with 992 monocrystalline PV modules is built on our roof. Total power 163.9 KWph
January 2005:Connection and feed-in to the public supply network of Stadtwerke Buchholz
2009:Klaus and Karin Niemann withdraw from the business and hand over 100% of the shares to Karsten Niemann
2010:The vehicle fleet has been completely converted to low-emission Euro5 vehicles
2011:Vanessa Niemann begins her work in the family business as the first representative of the third generation
2013:Nicole Niemann receives 15% of the shares and becomes a shareholder
Acquisition of Europe's largest rollsroller and a new edge banding machine
Start of construction of a new warehouse
MDS Messebau now has 50 permanent employees
January 2014After six months of construction, the new 1200 m² warehouse is completed
January 2015Our old Actros truck will be exchanged for a new MAN class Euro6. This will make our vehicle fleet even more modern and less polluting
June 2018Death of company founder Klaus Niemann
December 2018The truck fleet is completely converted to Euro 6 by purchasing two new MAN trucks
August 2019Vanessa Niemann leaves the company
February 2020First trade fairs are cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic
March 2020Trade fairs are banned, for the first time in our company's history, we have to switch to short-time work
dec 20 - apr 23we support our district of Harburg with vaccination centres and COVID test centres
March 2022the first electric vehicle is part of our fleet
Mai 2022the organisation of trade fairs is normalising - trade fair construction is finally back on track
August 2022Nicole Niemann becomes managing partner
bis März 2024Tour fleet will become even more environmentally friendly with 3 additional electric vehicles and a hybrid vehicle rade fairs are banned, for the first time in our company's history, we have to switch to short-time work

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MDS Messebau und Service GmbH
Brauerstrasse 11, 21244 Buchholz i. d. N


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Ms. Andra Busse
Consulting & Planning

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Tel. +49 (0)4181 9212 36

Mr. Karsten Niemann

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