ERJ staff report (DS)
GieÃŸen, Germany -- Rubber processing company Poppe GmbH & Co. KG has marked its 100th year since its founding in 1911. The company specialises in lathe-cut elastomeric seals, profiles and hoses. The company also prepares compounds from scratch.
The factory was founded in 1911, but suffered severely during the two major European wars. In each case, output fell to zero during the war. In the 1950s, the company acquired the assets of Veritas AG in Gelnhausen and the Ullrich Gummiwerke AG of Hesse. In the '80s, the company acquired Rudolf SchÃ¶n GmbH in Goslar. In the 90s, the main acquisition was Globus Gummiwerke GmbH. in the 1990s, the company's drive to quality was rewarded with QS-9000 certification. In 2000, the copany moved to a new, purpose-built factory in Giessen.
Currently, the company is building a second unit adjacent to the new plant in Ohlebergsweg, Giessen. Once this is complete in mid 2012, the 100-yearold plant in Giessen will be demolished.
Poppe claims to be Europe's largest producer of lathe-cut gaskets. These are largely used in jars and containers for food use. They are also used in engine applications.
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Website of Poppe from source
Poppe-Gummi ist heute in ganz Europa bekannt Giessener Allgemeine (German language)
Poppe gum is now known all over Europe Above story auto-translated into English (from German)