The coffee machine salesman Ing. Peter H. Reuschel recognized the market niche of offering custom-made stainless steel furniture for the restaurant industry. Because of his private connections to Hainfeld (Lower Austria) he was able to build a 1500 m² production hall and a 100 m² office "in the open countryside". The company’s name METAGRO stands for the German words METAll (metal) and GROßküche (commercial kitchen
A new 750 m² office building resulting from an architectural competition is built. The architect Loistl designed a building with a light-flooded entrance, which has become a popular meeting place for employees and customers. The building’s projecting optical supports are a prominent counterpart to the elongated production hall and an eye-catcher for architecture enthusiasts.
Takeover of the company Rech Kühlanlagen and foundation of the subsidiary Rech Mechatronik in Vienna. By taking this step, METAGRO additionally positions itself as a specialist in the field of refrigeration technology. The new company is responsible for the planning, installation and maintenance of refrigeration systems.