Welcome to FUCHS Europoles GFK GmbH

Your specialist for masts made of glass-fibre reinforced plastic (GRP)

The GRP poles are particularly easy to handle and install.

Poles and barrier booms made of GRP score with further product advantages:
They break easily when this special property are of use (frangibility at the airport / for barriers). They defy road salt or salty air. And they are very easy to erect – i.e. with little manpower and muscle power.

Airfield lighting
Airfield lighting

Clear guidance on the runway apron

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Airfield lighting
Instrument landing systems
Instrument landing systems

Safe flight operations in all weather conditions

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Instrument landing systems
Level crossing barriers
Level crossing barriers

GRP – the reliable material.

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Level crossing barriers
Flagpoles
Flagpoles

Make yourself more recognisable.

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Flagpoles
Light poles
Light poles

The better alternative to steel.

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Light poles
Overhead transmission poles
 Overhead transmission poles

Our hybrid system is unbeatable

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 Overhead transmission poles
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The company

FUCHS Europoles GFK GmbH

About us

Fuchs Europoles GFK GmbH is based in Neumarkt i. d. OPf. and is characterised by over 50 years of experience in the GRP mast sector. We ensure our consistently high quality through our certified quality management according to DIN-EN-ISO-9001-2015.

Our portfolio includes standard and special solutions as well as turnkey systems including all services from consulting to dismantling. We are a globally active company that processes glass-fibre reinforced plastic with proven technologies and at the same time combines them in hybrid steel or concrete structures. This puts us in a position to offer each customer the optimum solution on an individual basis.

We distinguish ourselves through experience and know-how from over 50 years of GRP mast construction, high technical solution competence and in the management of complex projects in close cooperation with our customers and partners. Our global clients come from the industrial, public, construction and commercial sectors. We serve the infrastructure markets of transport, energy and telecommunications, but also realise applications in the lighting sector.

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Technology

Hard shell, soft core.

The manufacturing process of our GRP masts

Our glass fibre reinforced plastic masts are manufactured using a patented centrifugal process: Glass fibre mats are wound around a metal mandrel and placed in a chrome-plated steel mould. During the subsequent spinning process, the reinforcement and matrix material are compacted by strong centrifugal forces and the addition of resins.

Safe and resistant

The result is a product whose properties guarantee maximum passive safety in accordance with frangibility requirements. The material breaks in the event of an impact to ensure optimum protection of road users, for example. Flame-retardant, fully insulated and non-conductive, GRP poles meet high safety standards. Poles made of fibreglass-reinforced plastic are lightweight yet resistant: They are resistant to high wind loads, vandalism, weather and corrosion. This makes them maintenance-free and durable. Good vibration damping also ensures a long service life for attached lights and fittings.

Environmentally friendly materials

Our GRP masts are made from environmentally friendly, lightweight materials with little energy input. The low dead weight also reduces transport and assembly costs.

Design according to RAL colours

Already during the spinning process, the poles can be coloured in any RAL colour according to the customer's wishes. The colours are UV-resistant and the mast surface remains perfectly smooth, scratch-resistant, homogeneous and without seams. Mechanical damage to the mast surface can be easily repaired.

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Special projects

What we are particularly proud of.

Very special projects made of glass-fibre reinforced plastic that speak for us

Bio Based Poles
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Bio Based Poles

Instead of glass fibre, natural flax fibres are used to manufacture these environmentally friendly poles. At the same time, the poles remain extremely durable. In the Netherlands, we have already realised numerous projects with Circulus BV.

GRP radio mast
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GRP radio mast

This colourful radio mast ensures the best reception in sunny Spain. Due to its low dead weight, the mast could be easily mounted on the roof of the fire station.

Flight warning spheres Tramway Freiburg
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Flight warning spheres Tramway Freiburg

Freiburger Verkehrs AG expanded the city's suburban railway network. For this purpose, we supplied overhead line masts made of glass-fibre reinforced plastic (GRP) on which flight warning spheres are mounted. This makes the overhead line of the railway line in Breisgau visible from a great distance.

Orangutan masts
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Orangutan masts

Im "Zoo Basel" wurden die Außenanlagen der Menschenaffen umgestaltet. Durch die exotische Bepflanzung und schlanken Masten aus GFK, welche Bambus ähneln sollen, wurde der natürliche Lebensraum der Tiere imitiert.

Maypole
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Maypole

Brown coloured, tiltable 15 m high church fair tree made of GRP with steel base plate and extra clamps for flag attachment. An adapter for a "real" tree was installed at the masthead.

Wind measuring mast for Großer Arber
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Wind measuring mast for Großer Arber

You can even find our products on the highest mountains in Germany. In this case, a tiltable wind measuring mast with integrated lightning protection for the DWD (German Weather Service). This was transported to the top of the mountain and installed with the help of a helicopter.

Mobile high ropes course
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Mobile high ropes course

The KIWI Connection, known for creative outdoor sports activities, commissioned a mobile "climbing mast" from us. The result: a 4.5 metre high GRP mast with climbing steps and rubber protection on the ground. This means that nothing stands in the way of climbing exercises away from the mountains or climbing gyms.

Weather mast - tilted in the middle
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Weather mast - tilted in the middle

For a French weather service, we developed a mast that can be tilted in the middle, which makes it possible to maintain the sensors. 22 of 50 masts have already been delivered - to France, Valais & French Polynesia. The first delivery took place in October 2022, the remaining masts are scheduled to be delivered by 2025.

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Shop

For flagmasts, accessories and spare parts.

Order quickly and easily in our shop

We offer you a wide product range of flagmasts made of glass-fibre reinforced plastic (GRP).
Choose between different types and lengths to configure the right flagmast for your purpose.

Furthermore, you will also find various accessories and spare parts for our flagpmasts in our online shop.