DÖRKEN Celebrates 15th Anniversary of US Offices


Dörken Corporation USA, an operating unit of Dörken MKS-Systeme, Herdecke, Germany and a global leader in the manufacture of corrosion protection coating systems, for a variety of parts including fasteners, springs, brackets, clips, stamped parts and large underbody components recently celebrated the 15th Anniversary of the company’s presence in North America.


The company hosted coating and plating licensees, and OEM equipment manufacturers to a two-day conference and seminar at the Manistee National Resort in Manistee, MI., August 16-17, 2016. The group gathered to hear brief presentations from Dr. Martin Welp, CEO of Dorken MKS-Systeme, Frederick Schultz, president, Dorken Corporation USA, Mike Vohland, publisher of Automotive Design and Production, as well as presentations from equipment builders Martin Mueller, WMV, Kevin Dyche, SIDASA Engineering and Brad Hannah, Perceptive Industries.

Dr. Welp said, “The event was a wonderful way for the industry to get together and discuss ways we can all work to develop the best possible solutions for coatings. We heard from the builders and coaters and will continue to work toward providing those solutions with Dorken being an instrumental part in that development.”

Frederick Schultz, noted “Our 15th anniversary is another milestone and testament to our continued efforts in North America and an investment in our company’s overall global finishing strategies. The worldwide Dörken team continues to provide improvements in products and services to better serve our licensees, with everyone working for a common goal, success and pride in the high quality of the finished product delivered to the global supply chain.”

Dörken’s global coating solutions are approved for use by and meet the standards and specifications for corrosion protection, sealants, and lubricity performance of fasteners of vehicle manufacturers and Tier One suppliers worldwide yet are environmentally friendly. Its product development programs and manufacturing operations are certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 and to ISO 14001.

About Dörken USA
Dörken has been developing micro-layer corrosion protection systems in Herdecke for over 30 years. And as such high-performance corrosion protection has to withstand enormous stresses and complex specifications despite each layer being extremely thin, this is just as complicated as it sounds – particularly in development and production. As we develop every new product, we therefore ask ourselves: Is it efficient? Is it environmentally compatible? Quite simply: Is it better?

So that our products can be used free of concern, we have, for example, always consistently avoided the use in the production of any heavy metals, such as chromium, cadmium or lead.

Under the brand name DELTA-MKS®, Dörken MKS Systems produces and configures extremely effective surface protection for the automotive, wind energy, construction, electrical and aviation industries.

For more information, please visit www.dorkenusa.com.