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Dornier celebrates Peter Dornier's 100th birth anniversary
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Feb '17
Germany’s leading textile machinery manufacturer, Lindauer Dornier GmbH, celebrated the 100th birth anniversary of Peter Dornier, founder of the Group, on January 31. Peter Dornier founded the company in 1950 and led the company successfully for several decades. He was an exceptional design engineer and entrepreneur who was far ahead of his times.

Peter Dornier was born into the world of aircraft construction in Friedrichshafen, Germany on 31 January 1917. Already as a young person, he started creating design drawings which he then kept together with his notes in his sketch¬books. He completed his studies at the Munich Technical University, Germany, in 1944 as graduate engineer.

In 1949, Peter Dornier took over the previously occupied factory in Rickenbach, Germany, after it was released. He founded the “Lindauer DORNIER GmbH” in July of the following year; 14 people started work there. Already at that time, Peter Dornier designed a completely enclosed weaving loom as can be seen in notes in his sketchbooks. His idea: Air-condition each single weaving loom to save energy as well as to collect and dispose of the dust created that soiled the fabric. The machine housing was designed to reduce the then unbearable noise in the shuttle loom weaving mills. This concept was revolutionary at that time but unfortunately too expensive. Such developments first went into series production several decades later.

Peter Dornier, together with his employees from the textile dryers, was successful in developing film stretching lines, which are now the second, important mainstay of the Lindauer Dornier GmbH. At about the same time, the Dornier GmbH was founded again in Friedrichshafen, Germany, and the Lindauer Dornier GmbH integrated in the corporate group. Aircraft engineering restarted and Peter Dornier was significantly involved in various developments.

Presently the family-owned company produces with approximately 1,000 employees weaving and specialty machines exclu¬sively at two production sites in Germany. (GK)

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