Important dates in the company’s history


1935

Franz Dolezych founds the company in Dortmund

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1949

Reconstruction of the company destroyed in the Second World War

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1951

Move to the current location in Dortmund harbour (at that time still “Sunderweg” instead of “Hartmannstraße”)

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1968

Udo Dolezych joins the company


late 1970s

Introduction of textile products makes Dolezych a full-range supplier of lifting and lashing equipment


1979

Udo Dolezych becomes managing director


1988

Dolezych patents the first product: a preload measuring device (today there are about 120 patents and utility models)


1990

Udo Dolezych becomes sole managing partner


The range of services is extended to include specialist seminars


1992

Start of internationalization: Foundation of the first foreign branch office in Katowice, Poland


1995

Reichstag wrapping with Dolezych lashing straps


2003

Foundation of a branch office in Kunshan, China


2007

Foundation of a branch office in Kiev, Ukraine


 2008

Foundation of a branch office in Santiago de Chile, Chile


 2010

75th company anniversary

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 2011

Tim Dolezych joins the company


 2012 

Foundation of a branch office in Voronezh, Russia 


 2013 

Establishment of a branch office in Istanbul, Turkey 


Foundation of Doleco USA


 2017

Tim Dolezych becomes managing partner