DOT History

The company Dünnschicht- und Oberflächentechnologie GmbH (thin film and surface technologies GmbH) is founded on Feb 07 1992 by two physicists and two engineers. All its four directors have a wealth of academic or industrial experience in coatings and materials technology.

In January 2001, the company name is changed from Dünnschicht- und Oberflächentechnologie GmbH to DOT GmbH - but first one after another.

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1992

A First Investment

A first investment in a PVD coating machine is made and it is installed in a facility with 140 m² floor space.

1992

1995

BONIT® Coating

The electrochemical calcium phosphate coating BONIT® is patented

1997

TPS Coating

Plasma spray operations with DOT’s own TPS coating plant are commenced

1997

1998

DOTIZE® Anodizing

The DOTIZE® anodizing procedure is introduced. It was developed by DOT to enhance implant strength and to suppress bone growth in applications for trauma implants.

2000

First Office And Production Facility

DOT’s own office and production building with 3,000 m² of floor space (building 1) is officially opened

2000

2001

Clean Room Packaging

Laser marking and clean room packaging capabilities are now offered

2004

More Production Space

A staff of 140 persons is now employed at DOT. Floor space is increased by 2000 m² when building 2 is constructed.

2004

2006

New Dental Coatings

The dental coatings BONITex® and DUOTex® are placed on the market

2007

Eifeler Holding GmbH

Eifeler Holding GmbH & Co. KG acquires the majority of DOT GmbH

2007

2009

Third Production Building

In September, the new production building (building 3) with 1,000 m² of floor space is completed

2010

New Dental Coatings

CELLTex® and CELLBIOTex® are placed on the market as additional dental coatings

2010

2012

DLC (Diamond-like-Carbon)

DLC (Diamond-like-Carbon) coatings for rotating dental instruments are introduced

2013

DOT America

DOT America, Inc. is founded. Our first overseas subsidiary is located in Columbia City, Indiana.

2013

2014

All Services At One Location

Plant extension of building 2 to 2,000 m² is completed. The stent and catheter coating department moves into its own facility at the Rostock Südstadt location. All DOT divisions are now centered at one location.

2015

Operating Activities In America

We are elated when DOT America, Inc. is officially opened

2015

2016

Analytical Laboratory Services Are Accredited

DOT Analytics laboratory is accredited by DAkkS. A selected range of tests is now offered as a service.

2017

25th Anniversary

25th anniversary of DOT

2017

DOT GmbH
Charles-Darwin-Ring 1a
18059 Rostock l Germany

Phone: +49 381- 4 03 35-0
Fax: +49 381- 4 03 35-99

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