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Dallmer Historie
1913 Company set up by master engraver Johannes Dallmer in Leipzig, manufacturing stamping & embossing tools, dies as well as fine lamp-engraving work
1950 Company continued by Johannes Dallmer's son, Helmuth (born 1923) manufacturing (amongst many other things) printing rollers for floor coverings and induction-tempered steel rollers for the production of paper doileys.
1957 Production of first plastic items including handles and knobs for household appliances and their moulds
1963 Concentration on drainage fittings with the first mass-produced floor drains and related fittings in plastics, initially in polyethylene, then switching to polypropylene
1964 Construction of the first factory building at the present company complex in Herdringen, near Arnsberg. Employees rapidly rose to over 100, with the expansion of its equipment and development of business in Germany and abroad
1977 Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Dallmer, son of Helmuth and grandson of the founder joins the company.

Second production line in veterinary division for manufacture of orthopaedic hoof shoes for horses with hoof diseases and horses that don't wear shoes

1986 Publication of the first formal catalogue of the range supplied, with 14 product groups covering basin-traps and roof & balcony drains through to interlocking polypropylene floor tiles
1988 Catalogue 2, in German and English follows during the 75th Jubillee year for the company,  with numerous product innovations including CeraDrain for use with under-tile waterproofing. The company's first design awards are announced
1990 Design and development of the CeraDrain-system for under-tile waterproofing.
1996 Dallmer is represented in 14 locations in Germany with a branch office in Great Britain and distributors in over 30 countries contributing to rapidly expanding business throughout the world
2001 Dallmer creates the "Design" grating, initiating a complete industry trend.
2003 Dallmer celebrates its 90th anniversary with the launch of numerous innovations including fire protection systems and electronic urinal controls.
2006 Dallmer continues to develop improved designs for the level access shower market, with many new products including the very successful and multiple award-winning CeraLine shower channel.
2007 Dallmer receives the iF Communication design award for its stand at the ISH exhibition in Frankfurt and the Bau event in Munich.
2008 For its Zentrix floor drain, Dallmer is awarded the highest Red Dot design award, the Best of the Best , and is exhibited in the Essen Design Museum.
In November, Yvonne Dallmer joins the company, the 4th generation of the family to do so.
2009 In a period of economic uncertainty, carefully themed stands at Bau, Munich and ISH, Frankfurt generate yet more interest amongst architects and consultants for Dallmer products, with the emphasis on fireproofing and sound reducing installation systems for roof and floor drains.


A new generation of roof drains and overflows is introduced. Designed to meet the increasing needs of consultants to manage changing rainfall patterns, they are available in either gravity or 'SuperDrain' siphonic format.

Level access showers with CeraLine drains are being installed in more and more buildings, including One Hyde Park, the luxury London apartment complex. Dallmer products are used in the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge in London and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai amongst a wide range of buildings around the world.


Harry Bauermeister (47), a graduate engineer is appointed joint managing director. At Dallmer since 1993, he became a senior manager with executive powers in 2000. In his role as assistant to the managing director, he has been involved in numerous operational decisions and the strategic development of the company.

Dallmer is an Architects' Darling 2011. The company receives the highest number of votes in the field of plumbing technology in the industrywide poll conducted by Heinze market research. Dallmer also received an honourable third place in the general category of accessibility.


Dallmer installs the company's largest injection moulding machine to date with increased production capacity and the latest energy-efficiency technology. 

A new family of drains specifically for installation with under-tile waterproofing is introduced under the "Tisto" brand.


Dallmer celebrates 100 years in business with activities throughout the year. During ISH Frankfurt in March, the ever-expanding range of products is presented to an international audience on a completely redesigned stand. CeraWall drainage for stylish showers attract huge interest - the latest contribution to the history of innovation at Dallmer. 

Dallmer Historie
Dallmer Ltd.
4 Norman Way
Lavenham, Sudbury
Suffolk C010 9PY
United Kingdom
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