50 + 1 Years of Doppstadt
Milestones on the Way to become a Full-Line Supplier Operating on a Global Scale
Since the establishment in 1965 Doppstadt has developed from a family-run service enterprise to a worldwide leading solution provider in the field of environmental technology.
In the beginning there were two farms in the idyllic Bergisches Land area: the Doppstadt family farm where the brothers Werner and Josef grew up; and the Zellin family farm, where daughter Hedwig grew up, who would later become Werner’s wife. In the year 1965 they founded the agricultural service enterprise Doppstadt. Fifty-one years later, the enterprise is one of the most renowned full-line suppliers for machine solutions in the recycling technology. This is how we achieved it.
1965: From agriculture to service: Establishment of the agricultural service enterprise „Doppstadt“
„They started very small!“ Friedhart Sperling, Doppstadt service provider for 22 years.READ MORE
1970: Step into the technology-based drinking water processing: construction of the cleaning machine PUMA – re-positioning of the enterprise as developer of innovative environmental and recycling machines
„I have got an idea!“ Werner Doppstadt‘s creativity becomes the recipe for success of the recently established enterprise.READ MORE
1977: Construction of the parent plant in Velbert – extension of the product range by trommel screens, shredders verge mowers
„When I started in 1980 we were two – today, hundreds are working here!“ Peter Müller experienced the rise of the company first hand.READ MORE
1992: Expansion: Acquisition of “Förderanlagen Calbe GmbH” (conveyor systems) in Saxony-Anhalt – further development of the site that became a state-of -the-art production facility – 1995: Change of name to „Doppstadt Calbe GMBH“
„Suddenly we were a very large enterprise.“ Hedwig Doppstadt about the challenge of having 200 more employees overnight.READ MORE
1995: Conveyor systems: Establishment of Doppstadt Calbe GmbH – Expansion of the belt drum division
„I am one with my drum“, Frank Horn says. The mechanic applied for a job at Doppstadt in 1998, he stayed, got to know the belt drums and appreciated them.READ MORE
2002: Pooling the sales activities: Consolidation of DVG and Doppstadt Calbe GmbH
„From our office we take care for the whole world.“ Ralf Wunderling, Team Leader of the international after-sales service, is on the move for Doppstadt.READ MORE
2005: Tractor construction in Austria: Establishment of Doppstadt Austria GmbH near Vienna
Werner Doppstadt and the Austria Team develop the Grizzly series: The vehicles take on the winter service at airports and they serve as commercial vehicles in the Czech woods.
2007: Stationary machine solutions: Establishment of a center for the development of machines for stationary use in Velbert
Reorientation of the business segment „stationary solutions“ with a new staff at a new location: Design and construction of stationary machines are transferred to the Velbert center of Doppstadt Systemtechnik GmbH.
2013: Generational Change: Doppstadt pass on the leadership to the next generation.
First Ferdinand Doppstadt assumes the leadership together with Josef Doppstadt. On June 1st 2013 the family passes on the long-established enterprise entirely to their successor. Josef Doppstadt, who has held all the managerial positions so far, will remain at the Doppstadt Group’s disposal for technical questions and decisions and he will go on co-operating in the machine construction. Transition of the management to the son Ferdinand – Further development of the enterprise to become a full-line supplier in cooperation with premium partner.
Hedwig Doppstadt was asked about her personal summit in the nearly 50 years of company history. Her answer: „The birth of my son!“
2014: Across the Atlantic Ocean: Establishment of Doppstadt America LP in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington D.C.
Doppstadt intensifies the sales activities and ensures the spare part supply and the service for Doppstadt machines in North America.