Milestones in PEAK's history
Since PEAK was founded in 1992, our company history has been shaped by innovation, social commitment and passion – a look at the past and present of the PEAK Group.
PEAK98 fundraiser breaks the €1M milestone
Through a unique social sponsoring in German professional football, we raised over €1M for social clubs and organisations from the region, together with the SV98 and Lilienfans. The partnership remains: the sponsorship was extended until 2023.
Founding of PEAKnx GmbH
The newly founded PEAKnx GmbH combines the Service Management (formerly IT-PEAK-Networks) and Building Automation business areas.
Fundraiser: Despite Coronavirus
While the corona pandemic interrupts the fundraising efforts in the stadium, PEAK donates to a social organisation at every home game of SV Darmstadt 98, which needs the support especially at this time.
PEAK mourns the loss of Managing Director Axel Dohmann
One of the founders of the PEAK group of companies dies unexpectedly at the age of 53. His wife, Ines Dohmann – who has been with the company for many years – takes his place in management.
Sale of AdvantageLab GmbH
€0.5M for a good cause
PEAK98 fundraising campaigns have already raised over €0.5M for good causes. The raffle tickets in the stadium on home games have established themselves as an integral part for the fans of SV Darmstadt 98.
Sales of the PEAK Adondeck chair
During one of his many business trips to the United States, Axel Dohmann discovered the classic Adirondack garden chair. There was no discussion: he needed one of these for his home. With a minor design change, the Adondeck was born: a garden chair with an 'add on' to the classic Adirondack, which should not only be in Dohmann's own garden. The last chair for the time being was sold in 2021 and no new editions are planned.
PEAKnx as a registered trademark
Axel Dohmann meets Gerald Palmsteiner at the KNX user forum because both are dissatisfied with the smart home control panels available on the market. Together, they endeavour to develop a better alternative. The Controlpro, developed from a DIY kit for the active forum community, becomes the first KNX touch panel ready for series production and PEAKnx became a registered trademark of Dogawist GmbH.
Founding of the social initiative PEAK98
This idea of social sponsorship, a truly unique project in professional football, arose together with SV Darmstadt 1898 e.V. PEAK, instead of becoming a traditional premium sponsor for the club, chose to support small social organisations at every home game together with SV 98, offering them a platform to raise their visibility in the region.
Founding of GB Logistik GmbH
The logistics company handles the storage and transport of frozen food. As Chairman of the board of directors of Spedition Neubrandenburger Verkehrs AG (NEVAG), Mathias Stinnes facilitates the contact between Axel Dohmann and Hans-Georg Bemmann, the company's board member. When NEVAG went bankrupt, Hans-Georg Bemmann continued to run the frozen transport business as a newly founded company and part of the PEAK Group.
Foundation of PEAK-14 GmbH
Axel Dohmann's school friend Gunter Leonhardt joins the group of companies – and brings the Digital Asset Management Software Cavok with him. Cavok gives companies a better overview of their media files.
The name PEAK-14 is inspired by the novel 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', in which the answer to the question about life, the universe and everything else is 42. PEAK-14 doesn't take care about life and the universe, but about all the rest, basically a third of 42:14.
Sale of PEAK service companies to Qiagen AG
Purchase of AdvantageLab GmbH
AdvantageLab GmbH supplies laboratories and research facilities with suitable equipment.
Foundation of DOGAWIST Investment GmbH as an umbrella company
Dogawist Investment GmbH is the holding company behind the PEAK Group. The company name is made up with the first two letters of its founders' names, i.e., Axel Dohmann, Alexander Gach, Uwe Wilhelm and Mathias Stinnes.
Founding of PEAK Service USA LLC in Boston
Founded as a joint venture with KMC Systems to open up the American market.
Foundation of PEAK System France S.A.R.L. in Nancy
Founded as a branch of PEAK-System GmbH in France. The aim was to successfully sell the PEAK-System products on the French-speaking market (France / French Switzerland / North Africa). PEAK System France S.A.R.L. has its own development department that implements customer-specific developments for the whole of Europe. From inception to this day, Olivier Pierson has been the Managing Director.
Founding of PEAK Service France S.A.
PEAK Service France S.A. was founded by PEAK Service GmbH and some experts from the French diagnostics market. Having already been active in Austria and Great Britain, they wanted to take the group of companies to the next level in European business. The focus was on the areas of diagnostics, analytics, medical diagnostic imaging and biomedical lasers.
Foundation of IT PEAK Networks GmbH
Founded from the service department of PEAK Service. RepV, the repair management software developed in house, helps to digitalise service processes and is now also intended to serve other companies.
Founding of PEAK System Technik GmbH
Founded from the development department of PEAK Service, the company focuses on CAN and LIN fieldbuses and Industrial Ethernet.
Founding of PEAK Service GmbH
In August 1992, three students from the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Axel Dohmann, Uwe Wilhelm and Alexander Gach, founded their own company in the basement of their parents' house, specialising in service work for medical technology.
The team receives financial support and mentoring from partner and founding shareholder Mathias Stinnes. The company's core competence was to help actual service partners deal with so-called 'order peaks'. Thus, we came to rescue when the service partner failed to serve its customers. And this gave rise to the first company's name, Peak Service.