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  • 03/30/2017

    Customer information - New legal structure of DODUCO GmbH

    In July of last year we informed you of the new direction and further development of our company. Two major topics have kept us busy in recent months; on the one hand, the strategic realignment of our business divisions and, on the other, the set-up of a new production location in Romania. Currently, we are preparing to begin production in Romania in the middle of the second half of 2017.

    One result of the realignment of our "Contacts", "Solutions" and "Services" business divisions is the change in the legal structure of DODUCO. The current DODUCO GmbH will be split into 2 operational companies as of 1 April 2017: Our contact material business and precious metal recycling will be handled by DODUCO Contacts and Refining GmbH. All future activities to do with electromechanical components, stamped parts, strips and coating services (reel-to-reel and piece plating) will be handled by the newly founded DODUCO Solutions GmbH. Both companies reside under the currently existing DODUCO Holding GmbH. This legal separation helps us to better achieve our goals in terms of investment in new technologies and to develop our sites for the optimal support of our customers.

    What does this mean for you as our customer?

    As of 1 April 2017 - depending on the products we supply to you - 2 DODUCO companies will be your contractual (business) partner. One will be DODUCO Contacts and Refining GmbH; this is the already existing DODUCO GmbH. Only the corporate name is being changed. All other information (e.g. account details, commercial register number, tax number) shall remain the same just like all contractual relationships.

    The other will be DODUCO Solutions GmbH. This new legally independent company, separate as of 31 March 2017, shall take over from your current contractual partner, DODUCO GmbH, for the purposes of a business transfer all contractual relationships that are relevant for products supplied by DODUCO Solutions GmbH.
    Likewise, for tax reasons, on 1 April 2017 we must transfer all orders that have not yet been shipped (open orders), to DODUCO Solutions GmbH. The company address, delivery point and your usual point of contact shall remain unchanged.

    The following is all the information needed for the new DODUCO Solutions GmbH:

    DODUCO Solutions GmbH
    Im Altgefaell 12
    75181 Pforzheim

    VAT-No.: DE310880247

    New bank account:
    Commerzbank AG
    Account: 400 188 900
    Sort code: 666 400 35
    IBAN: DE22 6664 0035 0400 1889 00

  • 01/11/2016

    Dr.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Dittloff becomes new CEO of DODUCO

    Hans-Joachim Dittloff

    New CEO of the global DODUCO-Group: Dr. Hans-Joachim Dittloff

    We are glad to announce, that Mr. Dr.-Ing. Hans Joachim Dittloff has assumed the position of our company's chairmen for the management board on 1st January 2016. Dr. Hans-Joachim Dittloff studied electrical engineering and received his doctorate in 1987. He began his career as head of product and system development in the communications electronic business. Following this, he continued his career for the next ten plus years in the semiconductor and electronic components industry and held various management positions including VP sales and marketing, managing director and chief operating officer at Siemens Semiconductors and Infineon Technologies. Before joining DODUCO he served as chairman of the board at Vogt electronic AG (today SUMIDA AG) and as CEO of Heraeus Materials Technology GmbH. Together, with our further managing directors Hajo Kufahl and Dr. Franz Kaspar, as well as the whole DODUCO staff, his primary job for the future is to meet your upmost requirements to your fullest satisfaction.

    DODUCO GmbH Pforzheim

    January 11 2016

  • 10/14/2015

    AlCunnect - Clad Metal made of Aluminum and Copper




    Current market trends and the ongoing weight reduction efforts in the automotive industry, as well as increased requirements on heat dissipation in power electronics leads to innovative approaches in companies participating as solution providers for these industries.

    DODUCO has responded to these trends early and worked on joining the metals copper and aluminum together using cold roll bonding. The combination of these metals can yield to cost savings, through the replacement of expensive copper with aluminum. Additionally, it is possible to obtain a significant reduction in weight through the use of the light metal aluminum. AlCunnect provides a reliable connection of the copper and aluminium world.

    DODUCO has already reached an advanced stage of development with the copper/aluminum bonding and is looking for partners to successfully establish the bimetal AlCunnect in the market.

    For further information, please visit

  • 06/04/2014

    DODUCO presents the new „Wiki of electrical contacts“

    On time to the Stanztec tradefair 2014 in Pforzheim, DODUCO presents his well-known databook of electrical contacts online under

    The Wiki contains data, properties, application guidelines and standards on electrical contact materials, semifinished products, contact parts, plastic-metal composite components, surface coatings, electroplating products and precious metal recycling. In addition environmental aspects and test procedures for electrical contacts are included.

    In Future users will have the opportunity to edit existing articles or create new articles. With that DODUCO establishes a valuable, updated working tool and comprehensive reference source for all engineering and other interested personnel engaged in the broad field of electrical contacts and precious metals. The project was succesfully implemented by the "Steinbeiszentrum für Unternehmensentwicklung Pforzheim" -


    June 2014



  • 09/11/2013

    DODUCO opens new production plant in China

    Ten months after the cornerstone laying on November 5, 2012 the leading producer of contact materials DODUCO opens its new production plant in Wuqing, China.

    With the on 10.000 square meter and under lean philosophy constructed new plant the responsibles of the traditional Pforzheimer corporation consider the company as best positioned to come up with the expanding demand on the Asian market.

    "The new building gives us new possibilities to intensify our business in Asia. To keep assisting our Asian customers as solutions partner number one, this new construction was forcing necessary", so DODUCO CEO Ralf Maus.

    With around 300 employees the existing plant in Tianjin, China, generated a business volume of 40.8 Mio. € during the last year.