History

ORIGINS

Akdolit® started its history about 50 years ago as a small company producing water treatment reagents for application mainly in filters. Thereafter, Akdolit® grew into a force brand in the water treatment reagent industry. After several business changes, it became first part of the Lhoist Group and is today also part of Lhoist Western Europe.


TIMELINE

About 1830

Several lime burners from the Eifel found a company and set up a ring kiln.

1934

Peter Neuendorf from Pelm sets up a small shaft kiln.

1960

Foundation of the Akdolit-Werke GmbH.
Set-up of a small manufacturing plant for water treatment and filtration products in Pelm.

1980

Complete takeover by the 'Wülfrather Gruppe'.

1990

Pelmer Kalkwerk Neuendorf KG is taken over as a subsidiary by Akdolit-Werk GmbH.

1994

Renaming into Akdolit GmbH.

2000

Renaming into Rheinkalk Akdolit GmbH & Co. KG.

2010-2013

Merger with several affiliated companies to become Rheinkalk GmbH, branch Akdolit.

2014

Rheinkalk GmbH, together with its subsidiaries and the Lhoist companies of Benelux become part of Lhoist Western Europe.

 

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