The beginnings as a foundry
Dornbusch GmbH made the development from a pure constructor of foundry models into a specialist for hot embossing moulds and highly complex testing devices.
Wilhelm Dornbusch started in the year 1922 in a former stable in Hennef Happerschoß.
Today in Hennef there are several huge halls with a total area of 1615 m2 and 58 employees, in addition the subsidiary company NOVOtec in Buchholz with 825 m2 and 9 employees.
Wilhelm Dornbusch dies 1955 unexpectedly. His son-in-law, the merchant Heinz Weiss, supports the management by his wife Maria. In the following years he completed the training as a model builder up to the master's examination.
The years of economic miracles are also taking place in Hennef.
It is being built, invested in machines – the company is growing.
1955 is also the year of birth of Ludwig Weiss. The son of Heinz and Maria works regularly at the parental company during School.
The way to metalworking
1973 new ways in the direction of mould making and in plastic and metal processing open up. The first test gauges and patterns are built. The automotive industry is gaining in importance as a customer.
Ludwig Weiss joins the company in 1983. Together with his father Heinz, the trained model builder and graduate trader now leads the business. The "Modellbau Dornbusch GmbH" is made up of the former individual company.
As one of the first licensees of Tebis AG, Modellbau Dornbusch GmbH 1986 opens its doors for the new CAD/CAM Technologies.