Ahaus, march 6th, 2020
In early March, ISO-TECH is celebrating a milestone birthday: the Westphalia-based company has been active as a manufacturer and processor of thermoplastics for 30 years now. ISO-TECH has taken a leading role in the plastics industry and has written a remarkable success story. Reason enough to review excerpts from the company’s history and to draw a small interim report.
The foundation stone was laid in March 1990: together with initially 6 employees, the founders took the plunge into self-employment. After a short stay at the first company headquarters in the ‘von Braun-Strasse’, the first own hall at the ‘Rottweg’ in Ahaus was occupied in 1992, where the company is still located today.
On the product side, in addition to the sheet production, processing into cutting boards and profile strips were the most important priorities. Due to the ongoing expansion of their production area and their machine park on the one hand and the expansion and qualification of the workforce on the other hand, the product portfolio could be significantly expanded in the following years – for example for customers from mechanical and machine-building industry as well as from conveyor technology. In the course of the opening of our second plant in 2010, in addition to the well-known polyethylene, various other technical plastics such as PA and POM as well as high-performance plastics such as PEEK were added to our product range.
Co-founder and managing director Klaus Deitmers attributes the success of the company mainly to three factors: “In addition to technically excellent products, our very particular strengths are the close cooperation with our customers and partners as well as the great commitment of our highly motivated employees.” ISO-TECH has big goals for the coming years as well. “We want to continue to grow at a healthy pace and thereby expand our demand-based solutions,” continues Deitmers. Among other things, all company divisions were invested in end-to-end digitalization and the vertical range of manufacture in terms of assemblies on behalf of customers was expanded.
Nowadays, the company, whose export share is over 50%, can look back on a stable customer base from a wide variety of industries. The anniversary should of course also be celebrated: at the beginning of June there will be a large family party for all 200 employees and their relatives, as well as our sales representatives and local business partners at the company’s headquarters in Ahaus.