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Milestones in the company’s history.
Alexander Crespel and Josef Deiters founded one of Germany’s first starch factories in Ibbenbüren more than 150 years ago. Proactive planning, consistent quality management and targeted investments aimed at securing continual growth, have made Crespel & Deiters one of the leading specialists in Europe for customised products made of wheat. Find out more about the milestones of our corporate history in the following.
Company founding : Founding of the Crespel & Söhne starch factory in Ibbenbüren, Westphalia by Alexander Crespel, his son Georg and his son-in-law Josef Deiters.
Change of leadership : At the age of almost 80 years, Alexander Crespel leaves the company. Now Georg Crespel and Josef Deiters manage business under the current name of Crespel & Deiters. Two years later, Georg Crespel leaves the company.
Quality strategy : Crespel & Deiters launches its quality strategy, which is implemented in the company to this very day. Thanks to the high quality of all products and processes, C&D has succeeded on the market and prevails over cheaper competitors.
Burgdorf : Expansion of production to Burgdorf in Lower Saxony. Until its closure in 1967, the north-eastern part of Germany is supplied with wheat starch specialities from here.
Dresden : Opening of one of the most modern starch factories in Europe in Dresden. Companies in central and eastern Germany are supplied from this location. Expropriation of the plant by the former GDR in 1952.
C&D Petfood & Feed : Increase in the soaked starch production at C&D, owing to the animal feed industry's high demand for wheat-based raw materials. Ground-breaking ceremony of the present C&D Petfood & Feed division.
DEFIN : Joint Venture between C&D and the Finnish food and starch group OY Vehnä AB Raisio. Founding of DEFIN GmbH as a mutual subsidiary for selling native wheat starch to the paper industry.
Name concept : Start of product description at C&D, with Definol for dry products and Defina for liquid products in the Non-Food sector.
C&D Corrugating & Paper : Takeover of the 50 % share of OY Vehnä AB Raisio.In 1988, integration of DEFIN GmbH as a Non-Food department at C&D.Market entry into the corrugated board sector, marking the founding of the present-day C&D Corrugating & Paper corporate division, which offers wheat starch-based adhesive concepts for cost-efficient manufacturing of high-quality corrugated board.
Quality certificate : Implementation of the ISO Standard 9001 for quality management of C&D's products and processes.
Energy management : Introduction of CHP systems that use two gas turbines to cover approx. 60% of the electricity needs and more than 100% of C&D's heating requirements.
France : Founding of the Crespel & Deiters France SAS sales company.
Great Britain : Founding of the Crespel & Deiters UK Ltd sales company.
ISO 14001 norm : Introduction of an environmental management system on the foundation of the ISO 14001 norm
Spain : Via the new branch in Spain, C&D also distributes its adhesive concepts and products for corrugated board production throughout southern Europe.
QA inspection system for the animal feed industry : Certification of compliance with the QA criteria for meat and meat products in the animal feed industry stage.
Plant expansion : Yield optimisation with the Installation of additional systems in Ibbenbüren and new construction of an evaporation facility.
Increase in capacity : With the increase of its production and refining capacities, C&D Corrugating & Paper is now among the European market leaders when it comes to the manufacturing of high-performance adhesives for corrugated board production.
C&D Technical Applications : With the company decision to develop wheat-based raw materials further and optimise end products in a variety of different industries and sectors, C&D creates the foundation for the present-day C&D Technical Applications corporate division.
Efficiency : Reduction of energy consumption and increase of performance with the installation of a new, highly-efficient gluten dryer in the Ibbenbüren plant.
EFISC certification : First-time certification in accordance with EFISC, the European certification system for feed safety.
Increase in production : Installation of a new mixing plant to increase production volume
Initiativpreis (Initiative Prize) : For special achievements in the fields of renewable energies and environmental protection as well as social commitment, C&D is distinguished with the NRW Initiativpreis by the state of Rhineland-Westphalia.
Innovationspreis (Innovation Prize) : For the exceptional success of a regional company that has grown consistently for more than 158 years in challenging international markets, Stadtmarketing Ibbenbüren awards C&D the Innovationspreis in 2015.
ISO 50001 : Amendment of the environmental management system ISO 14001, with the ISO 50001 energy management system.
EnergieInnovationsPreis (Energy Innovation Prize) : For its successful energy management, C&D is awarded the EnergieInnovationsPreis NRW by the state of Rhineland-Westphalia.
Crespel & Deiters – a company with more than 150 years of eventful history, closely linked to Germany’s fate. Find out more about the many exciting stories on how it all began and how Crespel & Deiters has developed into what it is today …
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