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More than 75 years of experience

In 2009 the Dosen-Zentrale celebrated the 75. anniversary.

We are a long know company in the branch of packaging. Our founders already had an experience of more than one century in manufacturing and handling packaging, when they established the company in 1934.

During the last years the company developed from a typical wholesaler for food package and packaging for chemical-technical industry to an expert for small and individually packaging solutions.

  • 1934 - Established in Leipzig as D.Z. Blechwaren-Vertriebs GmbH
  • 1948 - Company relocated to Seesen
  • 1949 - Opening from Dosen-Zentrale Warenvertriebsgesellschaft in Duesseldorf
  • 1952 - Dosen-Zentrale became branch office of Koelner Blechwarenfabrik
  • 1954 - Koblenzer Blechwarenfabrik became a member of business association
  • 1954 - Location Duesseldorf became headquarter of company
That is the first shop of the Dosen-Zentrale located in Leipzig.
The different cans were transported by the German Federal Railways. Thence they have been sent with smaller transporters.
  • 1992 - Company relocated to Hilden, Niedenstraße
  • 1996 - Start collaboration with local facililies for handicapped people
  • 1999 - Expansion of storage area up to 3.400 sqm.
  • 2001 - Moved to today´s base in Hilden, Lise-Meitner-Str. 10 with additional storage area of 8.100 sqm.
  • 2002 - The first fully automatic packaging machine for cans was bought
  • 2008 - Further machines for packaging up jars, lids/closures and labelling were bought
The packaging machine is working in an one-shift operation. Therefore the machine is able to pack over 150.000 cans per shift.
  • 2009 - Additionally warehouse with 3.000 sqm. was openening in Erkelenz (city close to Moenchengladbach)
  • 2010 - Consideration about expansion at location
  • 2012 - Started with construction works at an additional warehouse with 6.500 sqm. next door to headquarter
  • 2013 - Start with packaging works in a separated area with double door systems for a higher hygienically standard
The pictures shows the building lot on the area of the Dosen-Zentrale in 2012.
Today there are two new halls for stocking and packaging.
  • 2014, April – Verlagerung unserer grafischen Abteilung aus dem Gebäude der Hauptverwaltung in einen renovierten und zu einer modernen Druckerei umgebauten Gebäudeteil auf dem Betriebsgelände in Hilden
  • 2014, April – Inbetriebnahme einer modernen Digitaldruckanlage sowie hochmoderner Verarbeitungsanlagen für Haftetiketten, Papiere und Folien
  • 2015 Baubeginn eines ergänzenden Lager und Bürogebäudes, z.T. als Ausstellungs- und Testmarkt für Einkochprodukte am Firmensitz.
  • Eintrag und Markenschutz für "Einkochwelt" und "Fairpacken".

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75 years Dosen-Zentrale

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