Meet with experts: Dressler Group also on-site at Fakuma and formnext in 2018
There’s nothing like personal conversations. Trade fair visitors have not one but two opportunities to talk to experts from the Dressler Group (DG) in autumn at Faktuma and formnext – maximum information, minimum effort.
Meckenheim – The Dressler Group stands at events and trade fairs have been very well-attended over recent years. After all, the Meckenheim-based experts in custom grinding and the finishing of plastic powders have established themselves on the market as “The Grinding Authority”. And in 2018, too, in the year that marks the 40th anniversary of Godding + Dressler GmbH and thus the breeding ground for today’s corporate group, the experts are present at two internationally oriented trade fairs.
DG is at Fakuma in Friedrichtshafen on Lake Constance, the world’s most important trade fair for plastic processing with over 1,800 exhibitors, from 16 to 20 October. Topics include 3D printing, which is also a core competence of DG. (https://www.fakuma-messe.de/)
Around a month later, from 13 to 16 November, DG will be presenting itself to an international audience and around 500 other exhibitors at formnext in Frankfurt am Main. (https://www.mesago.de/de/formnext/home.htm )
Besides the highlights of the last 40 years – around 2,600 procedures, some of which have been patented, have been developed by DG to date – the experts from the Dressler Group will be offering an outlook on current and future trends. An example: instead of grinding powder more and more finely (even if this is technically possible, it should not be an end in itself), the “rounding” of the powder has proven to be a better alternative, depending on the application. The benefit: greater energy- and material efficiency, less waste. And to enable DG to continue to be right at the forefront in terms of not only quality but also innovation, its partnerships with customers and collaboration with universities are being expanded. A master’s thesis is thus currently being written on process engineering, which investigates the “rounding” of powders.
“We anticipate the needs of our customers,” says Jan Dressler, managing partner. “Thanks to our extremely close customer relationships and our in-house research institutions, the Technical Centre and InnovationLab, we can virtually develop the future in real time.” A recent customer satisfaction survey also confirmed this very quality of DG: The confidential and trusting working relationship with the DG experts, the attentiveness, flexibility and use orientation were especially praised.
What else DG provides information about: for instance, about the new size of the company thanks to new premises and new facilities. About new services and research opportunities. About the granting of a patent for Spherical Powder Technology (SPT) and the revolutionary application options. And about much more, which is why a personal meeting at either of the trade fairs is definitely worthwhile.
Further Dressler Group added value: less bureaucracy for customers
“Do you have anything to declare?” When Customs asks returning holidaymakers this question, they wince. And in the international commercial trade, too, customs regulations often cause brows to furrow because they mean bureaucracy, time, nerves and expense. However, customers of the Dressler Group can now take a very relaxed view of customs – as the most important export company in the Dressler Group, Godding + Dressler GmbH, is now AEO-S-certified.
Our customers know that the Dressler Group has far more certificates and approvals than is usual on the market. There has been one more reason since the start of this year: Godding + Dressler GmbH is an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO). What does that mean in practice? Quite simply: “Our customers benefit directly from the fact that we have AEO authorisation as what is known as an Authorised Economic Operator. This means that we are able to conduct customs clearance for our customers on our company premises. And we thus save them time, expense and bureaucracy,” says Jan Dressler, Managing Partner at the Dressler Group.
Companies can apply to acquire the status as an Authorised Economic Operator or AEO. If they meet certain criteria, they are considered especially reliable, trustworthy economic operators in accordance with the customs regulations of the EU and the Federal Republic of Germany. For this qualification, accounting systems, solvency, safety standards, and the observance of customs and tax regulations must fulfil corresponding requirements – which is the case at the Dressler Group.
AEO status is valid indefinitely in all EU Member States. This ensures customs protection in supply chain within Europe. In order for this to also be possible internationally, the EU is working on global recognition. The USA, China, Japan, Norway and Switzerland have so far ratified corresponding agreements.
Trade fair review: The Dressler Group at formnext 2017
There are companies. And there are companies whose opinion is listened to. The Dressler Group was given feedback from many visitors at its trade fair stand that it belongs to the second group. This is in no small part due to the announcement by HP Inc. (formerly Hewlett Packard) shortly before the start of the trade fair that it has chosen the Dressler Group as a preferred partner for developing and manufacturing powder for 3D printing.
The Dressler Group (DG) impressed with its expertise with regard to plastic grinding and optimisation at the very well-attended formnext 2017. For almost four decades, it has been researching and developing, largely planning and building its systems itself, to precisely design customer raw materials for ever more challenging applications. It has recently also been able to win over HP Inc. with this: from now on, the Dressler Group will take on the development and manufacture of plastic powder for HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers as a preferred partner for HP. DG will also ensure, on behalf of HP, that the suppliers of raw materials deliver the required specifications.
DG as an opinion leader
“One of the many trade fair highlights for us was the fact that we were visited by many raw material and 3D printing machine manufacturers, producers, university representatives and students, in addition to existing customers and new prospective customers,” says Jan Dressler, CEO and managing partner at the Dressler Group. “This shows us that not only is our pure service in demand, but also our expertise overall and our opinion.”
What makes DG special for trade fair visitors and customers
Topics with which the Dressler Group was particularly able to impress the visitors included the performance of the different processes, the characteristics of the powders (also possibly filled) with regard to their flow properties and flame protection, flexibility, delivery reliability and customer-specific packaging.
Seamless documentation ensures that exactly the same specification can be identified and accessed in the desired quantity, even after many years. In principle, anything is possible, from test grinding involving a few grams up to large quantities of several hundred tonnes. DG has also earned itself a reputation for not only gaining the best from the raw material in terms of quality, but also the most in terms of quantity. A large material yield also means resource and environmental protection, and optimum cost-effectiveness for high-value raw materials.
The question of future trends is obvious at a trade fair. For example, what DG believes in terms of material quality and powder optimisation – and, above all, what it is working on. “For us, it is not necessarily the case that fine must always be made even finer,” says Jan Dressler. “After all, fineness is not an end in itself, but must have a specific benefit. For instance, depending on the application, grain sizes of around 125 µ are well-suited to 3D printing.” In contrast, he considers grain shape to be much more important: “We see many advantages for powder shapes that are as round as possible. This improves flow properties, print quality and the reliability of machines.”
DG is thus currently working on machinery that optimises the grain shape. And not just on that: “Besides 3D printing, medical technology is also an important industry for us,” says Axel Dressler, also managing partner at the Dressler Group. “In the future, we want to be able to manufacture under GMP conditions in virtually all systems. Our extensive experience with cleanroom manufacturing and our FDA approval (US medication authority) helps us here.”
Dressler Group is ‘preferred partner’ of HP Inc.
The American PC and printer giant HP Inc. (formerly Hewlett Packard) has chosen the Dressler Group as an expert in 3D printing powder development and manufacturing. Among other things, the partnership should make additive manufacturing techniques/3D printing able to compete, including in the volume business.
Meckenheim – In its almost 40-year history, the Dressler Group (DG) has established itself as a quality leader in the finishing and optimisation of plastic powders. Especially through original expertise in terms of research, development and in-house plant construction, DG is a kind of extended research department and workbench for its customers.
A continuous quest for the highest level of quality and constant innovation has now also impressed the American manufacturer of PCs and printers, HP Inc. One of the pillars of HP is its 3D printer business. And the Dressler Group is now responsible for optimising printing powders as what is known as a preferred partner. DG is set to take on the development and manufacture of powder for HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers for HP. In doing so, DG also ensures that all of the suppliers in the HP network deliver the raw materials in the necessary quality.
Additive manufacturing/3D printing has the potential to revolutionise industrial manufacturing. Such procedures have so far been particularly worthwhile for small quantities, prototypes and extremely complex shapes. The partnership between HP and DG is now also intended to help make these procedures profitable in the volume business.
“We consider it both an award and an incentive that HP has chosen us as a preferred partner,” says Jan Dressler, CEO and managing partner at the Dressler Group. “And it shows that our company motto The Grinding Authority, with all that lies behind it, also impresses industry leaders such as HP.”
Highlight: Fakuma and formnext trade fairs
Dressler Group once again appearing at trade fairs in October and November.
Under the slogan “Evolution of Custom Grinding”, the Dressler Group is offering customers more than they expect.
Top quality from one source. With its own research, plant and process development, with passion, meticulousness and vision. You too can visit us at Fakuma and at formnext 2017.
Our trade fair focus
Expertise and absolute customer orientation. In this way, we guarantee our customers the utmost reliability, flexibility, individuality, specification adherence, reproducibility – and discretion. A special feature of the Dressler Group: even gram-based test grinds can be performed in line with the same quality standards as for large quantities. Minimised costs, minimised risk, maximum benefits. Over 80 per cent of all test grinds from customers go into production.
Meet our specialists. Take the opportunity to exchange experiences. We’ll be only too happy to help you optimise your plastics. Our special techniques enable you, too, to make the next, necessary innovative leap.
- Around 100 experts under one roof.
- Around 2,600 existing techniques, including under pharma conditions.
- Cold grinding, micronising, extruding, cryo-spraying, 3D print finishing.
- All standard industry certificates – and much more, e.g. FDA, kosher, halal.
- Audit-proof documentation for reproducibility at all times in any quantity.
- Easy access to all Dressler Group services via a personal contact person.
Simply reserve your expert discussion with Mr Manteuffel by e-mail at email@example.com.
You will find us at Fakuma in Foyer West, Stand 04 and at formnext 2017 in Hall 3.1, Stand G 11.
We look forward to your visit.
Follow up: Dressler Group at the AMUG in Chicago/USA
For the first time in the company’s history, the Dressler Group was present at an event in the USA: The full-service provider in everything to do with fine grinding to pulverisation of plastics presented at the AMUG conference in Chicago from March 19th to the 23rd. The two executive partners Jan and Axel Dressler as well as Dittmar Otten, Director of R&D, were thrilled by the inspiring atmosphere. “Our SPT was met with great interest. The audience consisted solely of top-notch specialists from our industry. We could not have dreamed of a better opportunity to network anywhere else“, states Jan Dressler.
The SPT (Spherical Powder Technology) is the most recent innovation of the Dressler Group, and it has already drawn enormous attention at earlier trade fairs. For example, this innovative procedure makes it possible to produce PEEK plastics with a degree of fineness of less than 80µ. This has never been done before. SPT opens up completely new application possibilities, for example in the production technology of 3D printing - which was the focus of most AMUG visitors. “It became clear to us, through numerous discussions that our SPT was sort of a missing link for a number of processes that so far had not been technically feasible”, says Jan Dressler. “This made us, a typical mid-sized company, interesting to even the big companies from all key industries. “
Due to the positive response and the numerous new contacts we established, the Dressler Group will participate in the next AMUG conference in the coming year as well.
The many good sides of plastic. And the Dressler Group brochure on the topic
Now you can order the printed Dressler Group brochure “Fascination Plastic“.
It offers information about the Dressler Group and its more than 30-year history and how it developed from a custom grinding plant for plastics to a well-established, highly specialised full-service vendor for all the key industry players. And most of all, what the Dressler Group can do for you.
No matter what kind of grinding output your product requires: if you are in need of small or large quantities, ready-made assemblies, just-in-time delivery, or just need to schedule a test grinding, we can accompany you from the development stage to the finished product. Innovative, reproducible, certified and discreet.
To turn what was once thought to be impossible into the possible now; this is one of the specialities of our research and design department. And our promise to you is that we never promise more than what we can actually deliver.
3D printing with optimised plastic powders
“Our customers know that they can develop innovations with us and that they can rely on our discretion,” Jan Dressler, CEO Dressler Group.
3D printing technology is gaining in importance in leading industrial companies and for good reason: print on demand fulfils the need for faster innovations, the construction of special parts and for product individualisation.
As the Grinding Authority, we assist our customers in optimising flow properties, grain shapes and grain sizes for the plastic powder used in 3D printing.
In our new technical centre, besides modular small plants, there is also a six-metre-high test spray tower available for this purpose. In the technical centre and innovation lab area measuring a total of 400 sqm, our process specialists cooperate with leading manufacturers of 3D printing powders and 3D printing machines to support product innovations and new techniques with the best possible powder quality. The parameters devised for thermoplastic and thermoplastic elastomer powders can be tested directly in application tests for various techniques and selected according to economic criteria.
However, the available quantities of raw materials, particularly for new developments, are often limited. Unsuccessful attempts or a poor pulverisation yield may mean a significant delay for product development. With our plants, we are able to convert product quantities from a few kilos up to 100 kg in the customer-specific fineness distributions. What’s more, the techniques, depending on the product, achieve a realised yield of almost 100%.
With a small investment of raw materials and development time, our customers gain specific statements about the economic feasibility of realising new powder requirements.
Innovations also require trustful and secure framework conditions. They can only be developed where it is possible to discuss openly, attempt things in a diverse and variable way, and where mutual findings and developments can be protected carefully and securely. We are thus committed to maintaining guaranteed confidentiality with regard to our customers.
All three custom grinding plants in our Dressler Group are certified in accordance with ISO 9001. They work in line with the strictest quality standards and guarantee the reliable manufacture of the finest powders with the latest plants and techniques.
Continuous research and development, the highest quality standards and process competence acquired over more than 35 years are important components of the recipe for success of the Grinding Authority. However, to be really innovative, sometimes unconventional paths also have to be taken. We have consistently retained this possibility with our in-house plant construction and use this expertise to cater in a timely manner to the special process requirements of our customers with the greatest flexibility.
We process plastic powder for 3D printing applications, functional coatings, laser sintering and surface coatings. The particle fineness extends from 1.5 µm to 2 mm.
If you have further questions on the topic of plastic powder for 3D printing, just get in touch with us!
Dressler Group is participating in the AMUG Conference 2017 in Chicago/USA
For the first time, the Dressler Group is showcasing itself, its range of products and the current innovations in the USA from March 19th until March 23rd. For this purpose, the two managing partners, Jan and Axel Dressler are taking part in the Conference of Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) in Chicago. The AMUG, including its predecessor organisations that are almost 30 years old, is a global association of companies that are involved with additive manufacturing technologies. And thus, it is a great exciting and promising opportunity for the Dressler Group, to present its revolutionary innovation of "Spherical Powder Technology" (SPT) in the USA now.
With the help of the SPT spray method, for example, PEEK plastics can be produced with a fineness grade of less than 80 µ which was impossible so far. This achieves completely new opportunities with 3D printing, for example. SPT has already been an attraction for professional and specialist visitors at the "K" Trade Fair in Düsseldorf in September 2016 and at the Swiss Plastics Expo in Lucerne/Switzerland in January 2017. And there is a good chance that SPT would also be very well received at the AMUG, since the Conference is ultimately focussed entirely at additive manufacture such as 3D printing.
Apart from the enhanced presence in foreign markets, the Dressler Group, of course, continues to focus on the domestic market: The Company based in Meckenheim would also be represented at the "Fakuma" in Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance from 17 to 21 October 2017. That is an international and specialised Trade Fair that is ranked second among the most important Trade Fairs worldwide with around 1,700 exhibitors.
Dressler Group: a fine job - for more innovation
Following “K”, we have also used the Swiss Plastic Expo to present our innovative process engineering relating to 3D printing, the processing of organic plastics and fine grinding under GMP conditions to an interested trade fair audience. Spherical Powder Technology (SPT) met with the greatest response. A spraying process that produces a material-protecting powder that enables new processing steps, applications and quality improvements thanks to its excellent flow properties. Materials such as PEEK/PEKK can thus be processed in unprecedented degrees of fineness under 80 µ with the aid of the SPT technique.
Knowledge from two thousand procedures and finishing steps (fine grinding, cold grinding, micronising, cryo-spraying) combined with high quality standards (approvals, purity regulations, training) is also waiting to be discovered. These services are complemented by extremely flexible, individual services (batch sizes, packaging, logistics, warehousing). We are delighted that you are interested.
Dressler Group presents Spherical Powder Technology at Swiss Plastics Expo 2017
After “K”, the Swiss Plastics Expo is the place to go for international encounters in the plastics industry.
At the start of the year, the Dressler Group is thus also presenting itself here with innovative process engineering relating to 3D printing, and displaying its expertise in the processing of organic plastics and fine grinding under GMP conditions.
Reducing additives and increasing material yield are just as much a part of our services as a value-creating dialogue with customers, over the course of which real innovations often arise. A current example from the Innovation Lab at the Dressler Group: Spherical Powder Technology (SPT). A spraying process that produces a material-protecting powder that enables new processing steps, applications and quality improvements thanks to its excellent flow properties.
Following its great trade fair success at “K”, the Dressler Group is attending the Swiss Plastics Expo for the second time to present materials such as PEEK/PEKK, which have processed in unprecedented degrees of fineness under 80 µ with the aid of the SPT technique. Our experts like to report on competitively vital added value, which we provide every day for our customers: knowledge from two thousand procedures and finishing steps (fine grinding, cold grinding, micronising, cryo-spraying) combined with high quality standards (approvals, purity regulations, training) are waiting to be discovered by the visitors to the swissplastics trade fair. These are complemented by extremely flexible, individual services (batch sizes, packaging, logistics, warehousing).
Click here for the latest innovation from the Dressler Group.
The Swiss Plastics Expo takes place from 24-26 January 2017 in Lucerne. We would be delighted to welcome you to our trade fair stand in Hall 1/Stand D1087. We look forward to your visit.
Complete presentation success and further talks with people in search of innovation
“Quality, not quantity”: this is how the company representatives from the Dressler Group summed up the result of customer conversations and a visible trade fair presence after eight extremely successful trade fair days at this year’s “K”.
The new technique “SPT” and the expanded performance capacity enjoyed great interest among the trade fair visitors.
Trade fair highlight “SPT” - Spherical Powder Technology: The powder technology made its debut at the major trade fair for the plastic industry. The flagship product of the new Innovation Lab at the Dressler Group impressed with its extreme free-flowing properties while also being 100 percent free of additives. The spraying procedure allowed an extra fine, material-protecting powder to be created, which, with its excellent flow properties, enables new processing steps, applications and/or quality improvements.
This is added value that the experts at the Dressler Group will further develop in the coming months in close collaboration with innovation-oriented customers. The innovation promise made by the trade fair “K” was fulfilled in full for the visitors to the Dressler Group trade fair stand.
Impressions of the "K" can be found here.
K 2016 in Düsseldorf
Innovative materials and raw materials form the basis of progress in the plastic industry. We specialise in the toll grinding of chemical and technical products and see ourselves as a researcher and pioneer when it comes to exploring the potential of our customers’ high-quality raw materials!
At this year’s K trade fair, we are thus focusing our presentation on our capacity for innovation. We show you how you too can benefit from our expertise and our variety of equipment, even at a very early stage in the development of your products. After all, our passion begins where our customers’ production methods stop.
Find out more about how you can benefit from our state-of-the-art research, production and storage facilities, such as our Innovation Lab, in which we continuously develop new techniques for the next generation of applications in our key industries aerospace, transport, shipping, clothing, pharmacy, cosmetics and the food industry, or our ultra-modern technology centre, in which we can test and refine complex, multi-stage processes in a space measuring around 1000 m2.
Discover a new way of thinking! And find out how you too can redefine the potential of polymer materials!
Pay us a visit and find out more about the art of ennoble plastic! K 2016 takes place from 19 - 26 October 2016 in Düsseldorf. You can find us at our new site in Hall 8b, Stand E72.
Reserve your personal appointment to have a chat with us at K 2016 today! Click here – we look forward to seeing you.
highest quality standards for the Linus GmbH
With its most recent certification in accordance with ISO 22000, the specialist in cryo-spray pulverising, the Dressler Group company Linus GmbH, has once again documented its management expertise in the field of custom grinding services for the pharma, foodstuffs and health industries.
The innovative custom grinding company from Meckenheim near Bonn works in line with the highest hygiene standards and under cleanroom conditions. With its patented cryo-spray process for handling active pharmaceutical ingredients, called APIs, based on Macrogol, the company is now so successful that it has been able to triple its production capacities in recent years.
The standard ISO 22000 is the only cross-stage, global and certified standard for food safety management systems. It pays particular attention to the documentation and verification management of all measures required for food safety. The fact that all measures used to guarantee food safety are correctly planned, controlled and completely assessed with regard to their efficacy forms part of this. In terms of content and structure, ISO 22000 is based on the requirements of a quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001.
Besides the certification in accordance with ISO 9001, Linus GmbH also operates its plant compliant with GMP and HAACP, and holds customer-specific kosher and halal certificates, as well as having been granted FDA approval to produce active pharmaceutical ingredients for the American market.
In close collaboration with individual customers, ISO 22000 was supplemented in accordance with the FSSC standard in a product-specific manner. This includes ISO 22000:2005, ISO/TS 22002-1:2010 and additional FSSC requirements.
The Dressler Group consists of three custom grinding service companies: Godding + Dressler GmbH, Linus GmbH and Micro Powder System GmbH. The factories are based in Meckenheim and have been family-owned for over 35 years. As a group, they stand for the utmost quality and reliability, as well as for innovation in chemical-technical custom grinding.
Kolping family visits the Dressler Group in Meckenheim
Meckenheim, 26th January 2015: Last Friday, the Dressler Group welcomed the Meckenheim Kolping family at its three custom grinding plants in order to offer interested visitors insights into its state-of-the-art grinding process for raw materials in the plastics and pharma industry.
The 20-strong visiting committee was able to see in person how highly adhesive thermoplastics were processed into minute, homogeneous pellets in an underwater granulation plant. The example of plant cleaning was also used to impressively show how much work goes into fulfilling the highest safety and quality standards in factories. The largely self-built plants can be completely dismantled to ensure the utmost cleanliness. The companies in the Dressler Group are certified in accordance with ISO 90001:2008 and manufacture, in part, under cleanroom conditions.
However, the visitors not only saw how thermoplastics, elastomers, waxes and other chemo-technical products are ground up or micronised, but people also had the chance to discuss the mutual value system, in line with the philosophy of ‘living responsibly, acting in solidarity’. Managing Director Jan Dreßler provided information here about the Meckenheim site expansion to around 45,000 sqm of total space and the great significance that the employees have in the company. “Without the daily commitment and expertise of our employees, we would not be able to develop the quality and innovative strength that our customers value so highly in us. In the past year, we have created 20 new jobs for trained staff and have firm roots in this region, with over 120 employees,” explained Jan Dreßler.
The Dressler Group consists of three custom grinding service companies: Godding + Dressler GmbH, Linus GmbH and Micro Powder System GmbH. The factories are based in Meckenheim and have been family-owned for over 35 years. As a group, they stand for quality and reliability, as well as for innovation in chemical-technical custom grinding.
The Dressler Group, a custom grinding group, places a focus on energy and environmental management
In 2014, the focus at the Dressler Group will lie on energy and environmental management. This was announced today by the management at its regular staff meeting, while also explaining that the three companies Godding + Dressler GmbH, Linus GmbH and Micro Powder System GmbH are committed to introducing an energy management system in accordance with ISO 50001 and an environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001.
Besides improvements in energy efficiency and cost optimisation, the new management systems are also thus intended to make a contribution towards environmental and climatic protection. By consistently tapping into potential for energy efficiency and sensitising the entire company to the topic of energy and environmental management, it is hoped energy savings of at least 20 per cent will be achieved.
The Dressler Group sees this measure as a further milestone along its path towards growth, which was introduced as part of the restructuring measures begun in 2013. “We are already seeing the positive results of bundling expertise and our new external communication. With our additional orientation towards more energy-efficient processes, we are creating further competitive advantages as well as boosting the image of our companies,” explains Jan Dressler, managing partner.
Certification in accordance with ISO 14001 is expected to already be completed by 2014 and certification in accordance with ISO 50001 by 2015 at the latest.
The Dressler Innovation Lab Allows Powder Prototyping and Very Small Volume Production for the Plastics Industry
The newly opened Innovation Lab of the Meckenheim-based Dressler Group now offers customers from the plastics and pharmaceuticals industry completely new possibilities for developing new basic materials. True to the motto "Dressler Group – the grinding authority", the group conducts targeted research and development both for and with its customers to find solutions that elevate fine and ultra-fine grinding into a new dimension. According to Jan Dressler, co-owner of the Dressler Group, "as far as our customers are concerned, prototyping is the be-all and end-all in the development of new processes and materials. In our laboratory we can work out the production processes 1:1, and in our Technical Centre we can conduct practical tests on them with only small amounts of raw material. We are already working with volumes of one kilo or more on the best possible process for the aim specified by the customer. Quickly and efficiently!"
Beside new cryo-grinding processes, the Dressler Group is also working on extending its service packages such as product storage and innovative picking & packing services.
The Dressler Group is an association of leading contract grinding service providers in Meckenheim near Bonn. The companies that belong to it have specialised in many different process technologies for plastic grinding and powder production. The innovation-driven facilities are internationally renowned for their high quality standards, particularly for their production systems under clean-room conditions. The group's companies are Godding + Dressler GmbH, Linus GmbH and Micro Powder System GmbH.
Dressler Group Extends its Meckenheim Site by 20,000 m2
Meckenheim, 1st October 2013: By purchasing a complete hall complex on a site area that covers some 20,000 m2 in total, the Dressler Group contract grinding association has created the conditions necessary for its expansion plans. This acquisition is a reaction by the two managing directors Axel and Jan Dressler to the increased demand for the services provided by their three contract grinding companies for chemotechnical products. "We are quality leaders in the field of cold grinding, and want to reinforce this position with extended storage and production space", explains Jan Dressler. It was only in April of this year that the Dressler Group held the topping-out ceremony for a new production hall of the associated Linus GmbH. Now, the increase in storage capacity is another decisive step towards the group being a full-service provider for large industrial customers.
The Dressler Group is an association of leading contract grinding service providers in Meckenheim near Bonn. The three companies that belong to it have specialised in many different process technologies for plastic grinding and powder production. With innovation-driven facilities, they are internationally renowned for their high quality standards, particularly for their production systems under clean-room conditions. The group's companies are Godding + Dressler GmbH, Linus GmbH and Micro Powder System GmbH.
Meckenheim Contract Grinding Companies Merge under the Dressler Group Umbrella Brand
To prepare their unique expansion plans, the internationally renowned contract grinding companies Godding + Dressler GmbH, Linus GmbH and Micro Powder System GmbH have merged under the "Dressler Group" umbrella brand.
The aim of the newly founded group is to communicate the high level of process competence of the three special service providers for cold grinding, micronising and cryo-spraying more clearly on the market. They are also aiming to promote synergy and development possibilities, and to extend their quality incentives.
"With this cooperation, we are expecting many new approaches for channelling customers' wishes even more efficiently and for being able to perfect them during implementation", explains Jan Dressler, co-owner of the family-run company.
The Group is also planning to extend both the facilities' capacities and the range of services that it offers. True to the motto "Dressler Group – the grinding authority."
The Dressler Group is an association of leading contract grinding service providers in Meckenheim near Bonn. The companies that belong to it have specialised in many different process technologies for plastic grinding and powder production. The innovation-driven facilities are internationally renowned for their high quality standards, particularly their production systems under clean-room conditions, and are owned by the brothers Axel and Jan Dressler.
Meckenheim Company Linus GmbH Expands its Production Capacities
Linus GmbH, a company known for innovative engineering in the field of fine grinding processes, has trebled its production capacities. The topping-out ceremony for the new production hall was held last week in the presence of the workforce.
Linus GmbH specialises particularly in the contract grinding of powder products for the pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs and cosmetics industries, and works under controlled clean-room conditions.
With its patented spraying processes for PEG actives, the company is also so successful internationally that it has now become necessary to expand its production capacities. "Thanks to the new building and the additional production systems, we are now able to serve our customers much more quickly", explains a satisfied Dr. Baumgärtner, Managing Director of Linus GmbH.
However, the expansion of the Meckenheim-based Linus GmbH will not only benefit its customers. The wider region too will profit from the additional jobs that the company has created as a result.
When necessary, Linus GmbH works in multi-shift operation and is a member of the Powder Processing Group to which the companies Godding + Dressler GmbH and Micro Powder System GmbH also belong.
Picture caption: Topping-out ceremony at Linus GmbH: Co-owner of Linus GmbH, Jan Dressler (left), together with Mr. Flossdorf of Weyer Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG (right), in front of the newly built production hall that stands an impressive 15 metres high. © dawin gmbh
New Management at the Meckenheim Contract Grinding Service Providers Linus GmbH and MPS GmbH
Meckenheim, 31st January 2013: Continuity and the highest level of service quality. On 1st January 2013, Dipl.-Chem. Dr. Wolfram Baumgärtner (photo, centre) took over as Managing Director of the two contract grinding companies Linus GmbH and Micro Powder System GmbH, thereby completing the three-strong management team of the family-owned company.
Dr. Baumgärtner worked for 10 years as a Product Manager in industrial chemistry, and has been with the companies Linus GmbH and Micro Powder System GmbH as General Manager since 1999. During this time, he was jointly responsible for aligning production and the quality management system to the needs of the pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs industries. The GMP conformity derived from this has since been confirmed many times by national authorities and the FDA. Dr. Baumgärtner's aim is to continue the proven efficiency of this premium contract grinding service company and to further extend it via other innovative processes.
Linus GmbH has specialised in the contract grinding of powder products for the pharmaceutical, foodstuffs and cosmetics industries. Micro Powder System GmbH focuses on production services for producing micro-fine plastic powder systems and engineering for fine grinding processes.
Both companies are based in Meckenheim.
Picture: The managing partners and co-directors are Axel Dressler (photo, right) and Jan Dressler (photo. left). The two sons of the late company founder Herbert Dressler are also managing partners and directors of the renowned contract grinding service company Godding + Dressler GmbH.
Company Founder Herbert Dressler Died
Meckenheim, 21st January 2013: Herbert Dressler, founder and managing director of the three Meckenheim companies Godding + Dressler GmbH, Linus GmbH and Micro Powder System GmbH, has died at the age of 64.The funeral in December was attended by close friends and family.
Herbert Dressler started his career as a graduate mechanical engineer at the Augsburg-based company Hosokawa Alpine AG. There he was involved for the first time in the development of process engineering solutions for the chemicals industry. This was followed by other jobs, for example at MikroPul GmbH in Cologne, before he founded Godding + Dressler GmbH in 1978 with his then partner Hans Godding. By way of innovative process engineering, Herbert Dressler quickly succeeded in making the young company one of Germany's leading providers of highly-specialised services for the contract grinding of thermoplastics, elastomers and chemical products. After Hans Godding left the company, Herbert Dressler focussed on new and special customer requirements and built up two more companies that also specialise in contract grinding.
Linus GmbH and Micro Powder System GmbH were established. Linus GmbH provides specialised processing of powder products for the pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs and cosmetics industries. Micro Powder System GmbH focuses on production services for producing micro-fine plastic powder systems and engineering for fine grinding processes. Herbert Dressler was particularly admired for his uncompromising implementation of the most stringent quality standards, his personal closeness to the customer and his innovative process engineering competence.
All three companies belong to the company network "Powder Processing Group" and continue to be run by his two sons Axel Dressler and Jan Dressler.