History of DESMA

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":
Deutsche Spezial Maschinen.

1960

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

1970

DESMA becomes a market leader in plastic
machinery.

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.

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.

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.

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