As a long-established chemical company with a more than 125-year history, we employ around 1,000 people worldwide in the fields of high-quality construction membranes, building paints, microlayer corrosion protection systems, and paste formulations.
The wholly owned subsidiaries of DÖRKENGROUP occupy leading market positions and are proven experts in their segments.
The limited partnership DÖRKEN MKS-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG has been specialising in microlayer corrosion protection systems since 1980. They are distributed under the brand DÖRKEN MKS and have established the company as the technology leader and principal player in the European market. Its managing directors are Gerhard Reusmann and Martin Welp.
The limited partnership DÖRKEN GmbH & Co. KG has been developing construction membrane systems for the European markets since 1964. Its DELTA® brand has established the company not only as the quality and technology leader in this segment, but also as the benchmark for reliability, durability and energy economy. The managers at its helm are Christian Harste, Thorsten Koch and Ingo Quent.
PROTEC Systempasten GmbH has been developing, producing and integrating tinting technologies for paint and coating manufacturers and users throughout Europe since 1995. Its brands DecoTint® and DecoAdd encompass an infinite variety of rich colours that are weather-resistant and always reproducible. The company is headed by Guido Strauch.
The most recently founded DÖRKENGROUP company is an expert in high-quality non-wovens for a vast array of applications. Its Reicofil production process enables it to manufacture exceptional spunbonds directly from granular feedstock. The leadership team of the limited partnership MULTITEXX GmbH & Co. KG consists of Christian Harste and Ingo Quent.
Our five divisions are supported and united by a solid structure and management team. It’s a platform that readily accommodates the company’s heritage and its innovation.
Thorsten Koch, since 2016
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Karl Ewald Dörken, since 2016
Ute Herminghaus, since 2016
Herbert Müller (chairman), since 2004
Thomas Kaiser, since 1999
Dr Henner Spelsberg, Thorsten Koch
Dörken Service GmbH performs numerous services for the DÖRKENGROUP companies. Its central functions include
A family enterprise with an international footprint – how does that work? Very well, actually. From its headquarters in Herdecke in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, DÖRKENGROUP oversees branches on all five continents.
Ewald Dörken was granted a permit to establish a paint factory more than 125 years ago. Browse through our history to learn about everything that has happened since then.
While investing in the future, we are also sustaining our commitment to doing business in Herdecke. The new office block for DÖRKENGROUP will further reflect both our sense of tradition and our quest for innovation. We are erecting a contemporary building between the current headquarters and the historic Villa Frieda on Wetterstrasse, to be completed by mid-2020. It will provide space for more than 100 new workstations as well as conference rooms and lounges.
The building will be transparent, bright and welcoming from the outside, while its interior design will focus on fostering interaction and open dialogue. Ultra-modern functional offices are to be complemented by meeting rooms and open-plan working lounges in an attractive environment that will promote not only productivity, but also interaction and socialising.
Strictly speaking, digitalisation is not only about the future because we are already engaged in the process now. The DÖRKENGROUP companies have been developing new digital strategies for a long time, typically with a view to optimising communication with customers or enhancing the efficiency of internal documentation procedures.
In order to support the digital transformation that is taking place throughout the whole enterprise, each of the four operating divisions of DÖRKENGROUP appointed a digital consultant at the start of 2018. The young and expertly educated consultants are amalgamating their digital skill set and a level-headed outside perspective with the know-how and experience of Dörken’s long-standing employees. Numerous innovative ideas arising from their engagement in workshops and interviews are already being put into practice.