50 Years of Elastmetall: Official Ceremony with Minister of Economic Affairs Olaf Lies

50 years of Elastmetall: The company marked its anniversary with an official ceremony in Osnabrück on Friday, June 9th. Minister of Economic Affairs, Labor, and Transportation for Lower Saxony Olaf Lies

50 years of Elastmetall: The company marked its anniversary with an official ceremony in Osnabrück on Friday, June 9th. Minister of Economic Affairs, Labor, and Transportation for Lower Saxony Olaf Lies held a speech for more than 200 invited guests from the fields of politics and business, including company founder Christian Peter Ulderup and a 20-person delegation from China.

Everyone should be proud of the company’s success story, emphasized Minister Lies, pointing out that Elastmetall – originally founded in 1967 – has grown into an international company with a strong reputation in the automobile industry, now operating under the name BOGE Rubber & Plastics Group. The minister also highlighted the fact that the Chinese owners and the company decided to travel this path together: CEO of BOGE Rubber & Plastics, Dr. Torsten Bremer, played a decisive role in shaping the company’s trajectory and will continue to successfully guide BOGE Rubber & Plastics as it makes further inroads into the automobile industry in the future, Lies said. The minister praised the trust and commitment of the Chinese representatives without whom, he said, the company’s success story might have taken a very different direction.

50 Years of Elastmetall: On April 28, 1967, entrepreneur Dr. Jürgen Ulderup and his son Christian Peter Ulderup founded Elastmetall Damme GmbH. The company operates under the auspices of BOGE Rubber & Plastics today. The corporate group headquartered in Damme is one of the world’s leading providers of vibration technologies and plastics products for the automobile industry. The site in Damme alone employs more than 1,000 people, who generate over €280 million in sales revenue every year.

Photo: BOGE Rubber & Plastics
50 years of Elastmetall – high-ranking visitors at the official ceremony: Zhongxiang Xu (1st from L), Vice President of China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation Ltd., owner of BOGE Rubber & Plastics Group, and Minister of Economic Affairs for Lower Saxony Olaf Lies (3rd from L) with Dr. Torsten Bremer, CEO of BOGE Rubber & Plastics Group (center).