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History of Dürkopp Adler AG


2010

Acquisition of  Dürkopp Fördertechnik GmbH by Knapp AG from Graz, Austria

2010

Acquisition of  a shareholding of 29% by Zoje Europe GmbH,
subsidiary of the chinese Zoje Sewing Machine Co. Ltd.

2005

Acquisition of share majority by SGSB Group

1998

Formation of Dürkopp Adler Romania – Set-up of a parts production in Romania

1998

Acquisition of Beisler GmbH, Hösbach

1997

Majority shareholder of Minerva, a.s., Boskovice / Czech Republic

1995

The business activities of the sector “Conveyor Technology” are hived off into the Dürkopp Fördertechnik GmbH

 

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1990    Implementation of the merger decided upon in 1987 to form the
             company DÜRKOPP ADLER AG
 
 

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1988

Launch of the cooperative venture Moskau Bielefeld Maschinenbau (MBM)  in Moscow

1986

Dürkopp Amerika Inc., Norcross represents the company in the USA

1984

Dürkopp Systemtechnik GmbH starts the development of CNC-controlled water-jet cutting systems. Formation of Dürkopp Far East Ltd. in Hong Kong

1983

Formation of a distribution subsidiary Dürkopp (UK) Ltd. in Great Britain

1976

Return of roller bearing division to parent company FAG Kugelfischer

1967

Reformed into Dürkoppwerke GmbH

1966

Dürkopp Nähmaschinengesellschaft mbH formed in Vienna

1963

Construction of roller bearing works in Künsebeck / District of Halle

1962

Share majority acquired by FAG Kugelfischer

1961

Production of bicycles, motor-cycles and household sewing machines discontinued. Concentration on industrial sewing machines, roller bearings and conveyors

1945

Re-start of sewing machine, bicycle and motor-cycle and start
of roller bearing production

 

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Motor-cycle production at Dürkopp

1932

Development of first conveyor systems for the clothing industry

1929

Car production discontinued

1927

Formation of distribution subsidiary in France (today: Dürkopp France S.A.)

1913

Company reformed to become Dürkoppwerke AG

1899

Start of motor-cycle production and development of cardan bicycle

1894

Start of car production

 

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Advertisement for bicycles

1885

Start of bicycle production

 

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N. Dürkopp

1867

N. Dürkopp forms Dürkopp & Schmidt company and starts the manufacture of sewing machines for household, trade and
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1988

New construction of information and training centre

1986

Acquisition of qualified share majority by FAG Kugelfischer

1978

Distribution subsidiary formed in Tucker/USA (today: Adler America Inc.)

1977

Entire company relocated to new factory complex in Bielefeld-Oldentrup

1976

Sale of Certus

1971

Reformed into Koch Adler AG. Household sewing machine production discontinued. Relocation of packing machine production of Certus Maschinenbau GmbH to Augsburg

1966

Production of typewriters discontinued

1961

Production of packing machinery started

1955

Production of typewriters started

1950

Construction of an additional factory in the centre of Bielefeld

1945

Re-start of sewing machine production

1931

Koch's Adler periodically takes over production of Dürkopp household sewing machines

1921

Rolling mill engine production discontinued

1920

Bicycle production discontinued

1913

Reformed to become Koch's Adler Nähmaschinenwerke AG

1902

Start of rolling mill engine production for the shoe and leather trade

1896

Bicycle production started

1895

Reformed to become a joint stock company

1890

Development of first circular grinding sewing machine, which found worldwide recognition under the name Adler

1865

Reformed to become H. Koch & Co. Company employs N. Dürkopp

1860

H. Koch K. Baer start the first sewing machine factory in Bielefeld under the name of C. Baer und Koch. It manufactures leather sewing machines for the household, trade and industry



 

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