DOT History

DOT GmbH was established in February 1992 in Rostock as a coatings company by two physicists and two engineers. The founders had long standing industrial and scientific competence in the field of coating and materials technology. This expertise was the cornerstone for the successful development of the company.

Milestones of company's history

1992DOT Dünnschicht- und Oberflächentechnologie GmbH (thin film and surface technology) is founded;
work is commenced at Rostock Innovation Incubator (RIGZ);
The first PVD coating system is commissioned
1995BONIT®coating is launched
1997A further production facility is opened at the Rostock-Warnemünde biomedical research centre
1998DOTIZE® coating is placed on the market
1999Subsidiary FMZ GmbH (CNC-production) is founded and manufacturing is commenced in Teterow near Rostock
2000DOT’s own office and production building with approx. 3,000 m² of floor space is officially opened
2001The name of the company is changed to DOT GmbH;
The laser lettering and cleanroom packaging processes are introduced
2003Synthetic bone regeneration material BONITmatrix® receives CE approval and is launched in Europe
2004The foundation stone for the new production building with approx. 2,000 m² is laid in June.;
FMZ GmbH opens up an additional production facility in the Rostock Laser Technology and Transfer Centre
2005 The FMZ GmbH alphatech® dental implant system is launched
2006The OSKAR awarded to DOT;
BONITex® and DUOTex® coatings are launched
2007Eifeler Holding GmbH & Co. KG acquires the majority of DOT GmbH
2009CE approval is obtained for the synthetic bone regeneration material OSSA NOVAand it is launched in May;
A new production building with 1,000 m² of floor space is completed for FMZ GmbH
2012Subsidiary FMZ GmbH is sold
2013Building 2 is extended (plus approx. 2,000 m²);
DOT America, Inc. is founded
2015Operating activities are commenced at DOT America, Inc.

Why DOT GmbH?

Founded in February 1992

Approx. 300 employees

Business areas

  • Surface treatments for orthopaedic implants, dental implants and related instruments as well as for other medical devices
  • Products for regenerative medicine


DOT America, Inc., Columbia City, Indiana, USA. Founded 2013

Coating services

Orthopaedic and Dental, e.g. BONIT® (bioactive calcium phosphate coatings), sprayed HA coatings

Our own medical devices



Cleanroom packaging, technical polishing, laser engraving, laboratory services, validations

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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