The Kelheim plant

Firstclass production – technical leadership!

DOLAN GmbH

Our high-quality acrylic fibers are exported from our production plant Kelheim to over 20 countries.

Company history

For more than 70 years fibers of highest quality are produced in Kelheim.

2015

Acquisition of Dolan GmbH by WHEB Partners, now Alpina Partners and Dr. Jan Verdenhalven

2007/2008

Acquisition of DOLAN GmbH by Lenzing Group

2006

  • Strategic realignment of DOLAN GmbH
  • reinforcing the marketing team
  • New product development
  • Expansion of research and development

2005

Foundation of „DOLAN GmbH“ (a 100% subsidiary of Kelheim Fibres GmbH)

2004

Take-over by Equi Fibres Renamend "Kelheim Fibres GmbH"

1999

Renamed "Acordis Kelheim GmbH"

1998

Take-over by Akzo Nobel N.V. Formation of the Acordis group

1994

  • Spun off from Hoechst AG as "Faserwerk Kelheim GmbH"
  • Foundation of the Joint Venture "Courtaulds European Fibres"Ê between Courtaulds plc and Hoechst AG

1974

Integration into Hoechst AG as the Kelheim Works

1968

Acquisition of a majority shareholding by Hoechst AG

1960

  • Renamed "Süddeutsche Chemiefaser AG"
  • Start-up of production of polyacrylonitrile staple fiber (DOLAN®)
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