Fritz Brinkmann (77) started his professional carrier in the 1960s with the sales of chemical construction materials for the screed industry. In 1967, he developed and completed his idea of a first screed conveyor, which was produced in series starting from 1968 under the label Brinkmann Chemische Baustoffe & Maschinenbau. His machines were sold worldwide. In 2002, Fritz Brinkmann sold 51 % of his company shares. He bequeathed to remaining shares to his son with the vision of a long-term company foundation. This vision collapsed, when administration, technology and production were moved to the majority shareholder in 2009, and his son exited the previous family business. The Schloß Holte site was closed in 2012. In succession, Fritz Brinkmann and Ludger Glaap founded Ludger Glaap & Fritz Brinkmann Machines GmbH & Co. KG in Schloß Holte, whose property Fritz Brinkmann always owned. This company is now developing, manufacturing, and selling screed machines in different versions and designs.