It all started in 1978 when Carl Cordier founded the sound reinforcement company Westfalen Sound, which quickly made a name for itself beyond the borders of the region. Above all, by investing in innovative technology that ensured first-class quality. The company soon went on tour nationwide with renowned artists such as Udo Lindenberg – a customer from the “first hour” – Peter Alexander, Howard Carpendale, Rod Stewart or Supertramp. The company grew quickly and realized more and more events of all kinds beyond the pure music business.
In 1986, Westfalen Sound assumed responsibility for a major event as a general contractor for the first time. An initial spark that led to the consequent development into a group of companies: further business areas were founded in order to be able to offer all relevant event services from a single source. In the beginning of the 1990s the company gained more and more specialists for light, video, organization/production and also event-design.
In 2009 the next big step happened: the sister companies that had been operating under their own name until then were brought together under the new POOLgroup. The aim was to further strengthen the cooperation between the individual areas, to enable new synergies and to establish the “POOL” brand as a seal of approval for competence and quality in all sub-markets of the event business. The company’s success since then has only confirmed this strategy.