|1873||the foundation stone for a factory to produce wire was laid by Felten & Guilleaume in Mülheim on the Rhine which later became Cologne-Mülheim.|
|1912||to guarantee material supplies, Felten & Guilleaume took over all the shares of the rolling mill (Böcking) founded in 1872.|
|1920||an agreement covering the supply of raw material (wire rod) was made with the ARBED steel group from Luxembourg which acquired an important shareholding.|
|1968||ARBED took over Felten & Guilleaume's low and high carbon steel business and reorganized its wire processing works in Cologne, Berlin, St. Ingbert, Gentbrugge, Wichelen, Merelbeke and Bissen. The Cologne factory was named Felten & Guilleaume Carlswerk Eisen und Stahl GmbH.|
|1972||the name changed to ARBED-F&G Drahtwerke Köln GmbH.|
|1979||the name changed to TrefilARBED Drahtwerk Köln GmbH.|
|1984||a change of ownership from ARBED to SAARSTAHL AG took place due to restructuring of the steel industry in Saarland.|
|1993||the name changed to TrefilEUROPE Deutschland GmbH as a result of the creation of DHS Dillinger Hütte SAARSTAHL.
After SAARSTAHL AG had to declare insolvency in May, TrefilEUROPE Deutschland GmbH also had to do the same in June.
|1994||a new company called TrefilEUROPE Drahtwerk Köln GmbH was founded in March. SAARSTAHL Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, a 100% owned subsidiary of SAARSTAHL AG, is the owner of the company.|
|1995||the name of the company changed to DWK Drahtwerk Köln GmbH. It took over a part of the former activities of the Cologne wire works.|