It all started in 1999, Gerhard Schröder was Chancellor, Mambo No 5 by Lou Bega was on the radio, Internet users still had 56k modems as the connection to the World Wide Web, Google was just two years old and Amazon opened their first logistics center in Germany.
And in Emden, Gerd Ites founded Ites Gummi- und Dichtungstechnik GmbH – Rubber and Seal Solutions.
In Germany rubber processing has had an especially long tradition after the first Patent on synthetic rubber from Fritz Hofmann was registered in 1909. Gerd Ites has in fact worked in this industry for a long time and acquired an extraordinary expertise.
The success story of our company is a direct result of this original background together with the vision to grow beyond traditional processes. Thanks to dynamism and entrepreneurship in the last two decades it has developed from a small single factory unit in a green field into a company operating all across Europe and is today a market leader in the machining and processing of technical rubber products.
Foundation of the company and construction of the first hall in Stedinger Straße 22 in Emden.
New construction of administration and production building on the property Stedinger Straße 22 in Emden.
Move into the new buildings.
Expansion of the production area to 1300 m² as well as storage area 8300 m², thereof covered 6200 m².
Expansion of the material plate to include the conveyor technology division – elevator belts.
Digitalization of processes with direct control of production equipment.
Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 + 14001 environmental management.
We are distinguished by our lean management structure, our compact infrastructure, short distances and quick and clear decisions.
Through continuous investment in the latest technology and production processes as well as an extensive stock range of all common rubber sheets and matting we are able to produce bulk quantities as well as individual customer demands at an optimised cost and within a short time frame.
Our experienced sales staff can look back on a century of expertise in materials and the industry in general which enables them to react to all customer requests quickly and flexibly. They are also able to give you competent advice regarding technical questions and different applications, including giving you support by means of improving processes and developing new economical production chains.
By working with leading logistics companies, we are able to deliver nationwide within 24h.
The philosophy of Ites rubber and seal technology GmbH is also in the future:
competent, fast and flexible!