Joining forces for technology and research

ATH was established in 2003 as a management holding consisting of four mid-sized mechanical engineering companies, each engaged in their own business operations.

 

Freedom for innovation

The companies operate independently on the market. Operating profits are largely reinvested, thereby providing scope for innovation.

 

Trust and reliability

We are a reliable and dependable associate to our business partners and employees. Our employees have the necessary freedom to make decisions and act on their own responsibility.

 

Company portrait

Under the umbrella of ATH, the operating companies develop independently in the market. Their operating profits are largely reinvested, thereby providing scope for innovation. The distributed profits mainly go into charitable foundations.

 

Mission statement

Mission

As an international technology holding company, ATH focuses on process technology, plants and components for sophisticated and efficient production processes in existing and future-oriented end markets in the field of coating technology. Our companies combine a tradition stretching back more than 100 years with the innovations of the present to meet the challenges of the future.

Vision

We are a driving force behind the development in the technology sectors we chose and we are regarded as the technology leader by both our customers and our partners.

We successfully apply new and traditional technologies, enriching life and protecting the environment.
 

Core values

Trust and reliability

We are a reliable and dependable associate to our business partners and employees. Our employees have the necessary freedom to make decisions and act on their own responsibility. We are aware of our social responsibility, trust in our own strength and do not depend on the weaknesses of others.

Respectful interaction

We value the integrity and inviolability of others. Any criticism is not directed against the individual, but at best against their behaviour.

Entrepreneurial mindset

We should always remain aware of the impact of what we do on the entire environment in which our companies operate. We identify risks and opportunities and manage them responsibly. We use resources sparingly and respect companies’ values.

Open to change

We create a climate in which learning and change processes geared towards ongoing optimization are a matter of course. We cultivate curiosity and creativity among our employees and act according to the motto: “Nothing is impossible!”

Independence

We make our own decisions – nobody decides on our behalf!

 

The group companies

KROENERT

Expert in turnkey coating and laminating lines

KROENERT is one of the world’s leading experts in turnkey coating and laminating lines for web-type materials such as paper, film and foil. The company focuses on large-scale production lines for industrial applications in well-established markets as well as upscale of production plants for new markets/niche markets.
 

 

 

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COATEMA

Technology for pilot and production lines

COATEMA designs and manufactures lines for coating, printing and laminating – this includes roll-to-roll applications for web-type substrates as well as the coating of in sheet to sheet apllications. The company focuses on research and development projects as well as laboratory and pilot lines: here it is the market leader in innovative technologies such as renewable energies and printed electronics.

 

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DRYTEC

DRYTEC manufactures dryer and humidification systems

DRYTEC offers a solution for almost every converting product. Founded in the 1990s, the company has decades of experience in plant engineering. In addition to high drying capacity, ease of maintenance and cost efficiency, the wide range of products available is particularly advantageous for customers.
 

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ZAE

Partner for drive technology and industrial gear units – both standard solutions and custom-made designs

Drawing on a hundred years of experience, ZAE develops and manufactures custom-made solutions. The product range includes high-performance standard gear units such as bevel gears, servo gears and worm gears as well as special custom-made solutions. ZAE manufactures highly flexibly and with short response times due to its high vertical range of manufacture.
 

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