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Company History

The path of J. Gg. DÖRR to Bitbau DÖRR.

 

The Bitbau Dörr GmbH can look back with pride on a 150-year history. What began as a family business, is today one of the largest manufacturers of bitumen building materials as well as leading provider of complete waterproofing systems in Austria.

1866
The J.Gg. DÖRR roofing felt factory was founded in Nürnberg by Johann Georg Dörr.
1908
J.Gg.DÖRR is established as an independent Austrian company and opens the plant in Innsbruck.
1937
CEO Werner Bäumler takes over the company.
1938
With the commissioning of the most modern roofing membrane manufacturing plant at the time a more industrial and efficient production is possible.
1955
The setbacks suffered during the war are compensated by enhancements and improvements to the plant.
1964
The company J.Gg. DÖRR succeed as the first manufacturer to manufacture a polymer modified bitumen membrane which under the name of "Ultra Plast" comes on the market.
1966
Gerhard Bäumler takes over as managing director of the DÖRR Group.
1971
Expanding of the product range by including the product group "Insulation". At the same time the creation of the EMFA-insulation division to market organic insulation materials is done.
1984
Opening of the branch office in Upper Austria (Marchtrenk).
1985
Peter Bäumler takes over as managing partner
1988
Start of the newly constructed, then most modern bitumen sheets production plant.
1989
Opening of the branch office in Graz.
1994
Opening of the branch office in Vienna (Wiener Neudorf).
1998
Implementation of a quality management system according to: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, EMAS certification and SCC standard.
2004
Full automation of the production plant and extension of the cooling section.
2006
Expansion of the product range by start manufacturing bitumen used for roads.
2009
Expansion of office space at the headquarters in Innsbruck.
2011
Opening of the new logistics building and implementation of the new logistics concept in Innsbruck.
2015
Opening of the new branch office in Vienna (Wiener Neudorf).
2016
Anniversary - 150 years Bitbau DÖRR.
2017
Sika AG, a global specialty chemicals company, overtakes Bitbau DÖRR, and intends to establish in Innsbruck a competence center for bitumen waterproofing systems within the Sika Group for Central Europe.