A success story since 1953
Whether devices for dental laboratories, lamp feet for doll’s houses, or components for mechanical engineering: the zinc die-cast products manufactured by us in high quality have been used for many years in the following industries, for example:
- Toolmaking and mechanical engineering,
- textile industry,
- Sports and alarm guns industry,
- Safety engineering,
- Home and medical technology,
- Furniture industry
More than 40 employees manufacture these in our newly built 2000 square meter production hall, which will be occupied in summer 2014. The founder and namesake of our company started out very small.
In 1953, Friedrich Döbrich founded his die casting foundry in a back building in Nuremberg and produced the first parts with a self-built, hand-operated die casting machine. Only five years later, thanks to a good order situation, he had to expand his capacities and moved to nearby Ansbach, where he stopped building casting machines and specialised in the production of zinc die-cast parts.
After he died unexpectedly in 1970, his widow Julie Döbrich took over the business, which she ran until the end of 1998.
The company was handed over in 1999 to her son-in-law Helmut Regnet-Döbrich, who was responsible for the economic management, and his brother-in-law Gerhard Bauer, who was responsible for the technical management. As a result of this change, the machinery was expanded to include important equipment for mechanical finishing of parts. Since then, the manufacturing spectrum has been continuously broadened and modernized. The aim was to be able to deliver ready-to-install parts to the customers. This goal was soon achieved, but we are constantly working to keep up with the latest state of the art by further modernising our manufacturing facilities. Only the surface coating is carried out by reliable external partners.
In 2007 the graduate engineer Oliver Bauer began to familiarise himself with the company of his father and uncle and five years later took over Helmut Regnet-Döbrich’s company shares. In 2013 Oliver Bauer moved up into the management.
In recent years, we have extensively modernised our machinery and added three casting machines, a CNC lathe, two CNC machining centres, a die-sinking EDM machine, a 3D coordinate measuring machine, an ultrasonic cleaning system and a blasting cabin.