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THE HISTORY OF DESMA


DESCO 1946-1953

1946

Founding of "Deutsche Schuhmaschinen & C0. U. E. Ludwig KG" under the brand name "DESCO". Company purpose: Manufacturing of machinery for shoe production.
 

1953

Brand changes to "DESMA". Development of the Direct Soling Process by means of vulcanization-presses and moulds.


1959

First Direct Soling Machine raised for pasty PVC and a little later for granules.
 

1960

Development of further processes in the fields of Rubber Injection and Foaming Technology.

Image 1959-1960

Image 1970-1981

1970

DESMA becomes market leader in shoe machinery and moulds, especially due to the advanced PU-PVC technologies.
 

1981

Incorporation of DESMA in the Klöckner-Ferromatik-Group.
 

1986

Klöckner-Ferromatik-DESMA-Group advances to be the worldwide leader in injection moulding machinery sales.


1993

After re-organization of the Klöckner Group, DESMA becomes an independent member, consisting of both firms KLÖCKNER DESMA Shoe Machinery located in Achim and KLÖCKNER DESMA Elastomere Technologies based in Fridingen.
 

1996

KLÖCKNER DESMA Shoe Machinery makes big investments in designing technologies and in the mould shop. Advanced machine control concepts as well as new processes for shoe and sole production are developed.
DESMA celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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Image 2003

2000/2001

DESMA has confidently started the new millenium, with one of our best-ever years behind us. We look forward to building on our excellent foundations in the years to come.
 

2003

Based in Guangzhou, a WFOE – Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise – DESMA China gets down to work in 2003. Specialising in the rapid supply of spare parts and provision of technical service, DESMA China is grounded in tradition and looking forward to meeting the challenges of the future.


2006

A time to celebrate – and for once, relax! DESMA customers, suppliers, employees and their families take the chance to reflect on 60 years of innovation and service to the footwear industry.


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2016

Full Speed ahead into the future! At 70 years, DESMA looks back on decades of exceptional progress, and forwards to meeting new challenges in the years to come. We are helping our partners in the footwear industry realise the factories of the future, today.

Image 2016