Milestones

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1974
Foundation
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1997
Market launch Deskcoater
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1997
Innovations-Award (exhibition Techtextil)
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2000
First Coatema Symposium
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2001
New company site with a centre for research and development onsite
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2001
Certified by trade and industry association in the sector of research and innovation
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2003
Patent "Doublesided coating system"
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2003
Patent "Indirect Knife system"
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2003
Publishing of "Coating Substrates and Textiles" by A. Giessmann, Springer Verlag, Germany
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2004
Certified by trade and industry association in the sector of recent developments and innovation
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2005
Innovations-Award (exhibition Techtextil)
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2006
New company site, expansion to 10.000qm
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2006
Patent "Jetdryer"
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2007
Click&Coat registred as Trademark
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2007
Opening R&D Centre (Research & Developmennt Centre for Coating, Printing and Laminating) housed in an area of 1,200 square meters (f.l.t.r.: Herbert Giessmann, Dr. Jens Baganz, Heinz Hilgers, Dr. Andreas Giessmann)
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2008
Market launch Easycoater
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2010
Market launch Smartcoater
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2010
Winner of the JEC Innovation award
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2010
11th Coatema symposium (annually since 2000)
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2011
IDTechEx award "Technical Development: Manufacturing Europe"
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2011
IDTechEx award "Technical Development: Manufacturing USA"
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2012
Opening "PrintoCent Pilot Factory" with a Coatema pilot plant for OPV
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2013
New corporate design
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2013
Market launch Thin Film Coater / Printer
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2014
market launch Test Solution
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2014
Certified by trade and industry association in the sector of research and innovation
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2018 - KROENERT and Coatema Under One Umbrella Company

Hamburg/Dormagen, 29 August 2018 – Hamburg-based ATH Altonaer-Technologie-Holding GmbH – owner of KROENERT GmbH & Co KG – and Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH, have announced that they have signed an agreement under which ATH will take over all shares of Coatema.
KROENERT and Coatema are manufacturers of machinery and systems in the coating and converting industry and global leaders in their respective market sectors. Merging the companies under the umbrella of ATH will create a group with a comprehensive product portfolio of coating applications and a high degree of innovative power.
Both companies and brands will remain independent and continue to operate from their respective headquarters as before. Detlev Dieke and Dr. Andreas Giessmann will also retain their positions as managing directors of Coatema.
Dr. Tarik Vardag, Managing Director of ATH and KROENERT emphasises: “As a leading manufacturer of tailor-made coating and laminating lines, this alliance will further consolidate our international market position and, most importantly, it will set new technological standards. We are particularly impressed by the product range and the innovative power of Coatema, significantly boosted through close networking with research and development centres. KROENERT and Coatema are an ideal match and I greatly look forward to our future collaboration.”
“The integration of Coatema in the ATH Group creates a product range which is unique on the market in the world of coating. Customers are provided with comprehensive support, from research to laboratory facilities to large-scale production systems and special-purpose machinery. We are pleased to now be a member of the ATH Group and thus be able to apply our combined know-how to offer solutions to a wide variety of industrial sectors,” adds Dr. Andreas Giessmann, Managing Director of Coatema.

About ATH
Under the umbrella of the ATH Altonaer-Technologie-Holding GmbH, the companies KROENERT, DRYTEC and ZAE deliver innovative technologies, efficient machines and drive systems to customers around the world. ATH is based in Hamburg and employs about 400 people. Further information: www.ath-group.de.

About KROENERT
Since 1903 KROENERT GmbH & Co KG is developing, engineering and manufacturing customized line solutions in the field of coating technology for web-like materials such as paper, foil and film. The products manufactured on KROENERT machines are used in the flexible packaging industry, for technical applications and renewable energies as well as environmental protection. KROENERT’s headquarters are in Hamburg, Germany, where its own research and test centres are also located. Further information: www.kroenert.de.

About Coatema
Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH offers a full range of equipment and R&D for coating, printing and laminating systems for Roll-to-Roll and Sheet-to-Sheet applications. The company has over 40 years of experience in the textile, foil and paper markets and offers lab, pilot and production lines with a focus on these high tech markets and innovative technologies. Coatema’s headquarters are in Dormagen, Germany, and the company employs about 45 people. Further information: www.coatema.de.

Press Contact:

ATH Altonaer-Technologie-Holding GmbH
Dr. Tarik Vardag, Managing Director
Phone: +49 40 85393 200
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ATH Altonaer-Technologie-Holding GmbH
Schuetzenstrasse 105 | 22761 Hamburg | Germany
Phone: +49 40 85393 02 | Fax: +49 40 85393 106 | www.ath-group.de

KROENERT GmbH & Co KG
Markus Waterkamp, Managing Director
Phone: +49 40 85393 167
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KROENERT GmbH & Co KG
Schuetzenstrasse 105 | 22761 Hamburg | Germany
Phone: +49 40 85393 01 | Fax: +49 40 85393 171 | www.kroenert.de

Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH
Dr. Andreas Giessmann, Managing Director
Phone: +49 2133 9784 120
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Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH
Roseller Strasse 4 | 41539 Dormagen | Germany
Phone: +49 2133 9784 0 | Fax: +49 2133 9784 170 | www.coatema.de