1995: Materials handling

Founding of Doppstadt Calbe GmbH – Expansion of the Belt Drum Division

“I am one with my drum,” says Frank Horn. The fitter applied for a job at Doppstadt in 1998, stayed and became acquainted with belt drums there, learning to appreciate them afterwards.

In the Belt Drum Division, the company profited from the expertise of the “Förderanlagen Calbe GmbH” that it had acquired in 1992. With this acquisition, Doppstadt extended and advanced its know-how in the field of materials handling technology and consistently upgraded the Calbe location with the most current state of production and assembly technology. All belt drums are produced in the ISO-certified plant located on the Saale River and delivered all over the globe. And that in – almost – every size as Doppstadt employee Frank Horn explains. The fitter thinks: “With my job, I really hit the bull’s eye. I just want to build good belt drums. The largest drum that I have ever built had a diameter of 2.5 m. And then you stand next to it and say: This is mine!”