Your Trusted Mineral Salt Manufacturer
OVER 136 YEARS OF
For over 136 years, DPL-US has manufactured and distributed mineral salts and supplied its specialty salts around the globe in the fields of nutritional supplements, pharmaceuticals and various other industries. As an industry-leading mineral salt manufacturer, we focus on ways to continuously elevate our products, adapt to the ever-changing industries we supply minerals for and work flexibly with our clients to provide custom mineral salts that fulfill their needs.
DPL-US is a leader in manufacturing and distributing specialty mineral salts. Not only are we a DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer of high purity mineral salts and other custom chemicals for biopharma, nutritional, food, personal care, industrial, and other markets, but we will also manufacture custom mineral salts using your specifications and can modify the physical and chemical parameters of our products to adapt them to your needs.
As the research continues for COVID vaccine creation and distribution, our ingredients become more and more essential, particularly our Biopharma and Biotech minerals. We’re here to help in whatever capacity your research requires.
Our mission is to ensure that our customers around the world are completely satisfied with the quality of our products and that we can provide them with the mineral salts that they need. We understand the importance of purity when it comes to the products you use in your research, so our standards are high. That’s why we oversee the whole process from start to finish. Rest assured, our rigorous testing requirements are proven to deliver trustworthy, high-quality products. For instance, in the Specialty Nutrition market, we ensure that our minerals have low heavy metals and low impurities to meet the strictest regulations across the globe. It’s not a coincidence that DPL-US is the world’s leading mineral and metal salt manufacturer.
Not only do we strive for perfection when it comes to taking care of our customers, but we also understand that as the industry evolves, so must our products. This is why we have items with animal-free documentation. Additionally, we have green industrial applications; our mineral salts are an alternative option to more environmentally harsh sources of metals. Innovation is at the root of our business and we are constantly looking for new technologies and ingredients that can benefit our customers.
We believe that anyone and everyone should have access to the high value products that we offer for their product creation purposes. We ship worldwide so you can get access to our products, wherever you may be.
The company is founded by Dr. phil. Paul Lohmann
On October 1, 1886, Dr. phil. Paul Lohmann founded his company on the premises of a small, abandoned chemical factory at Feuergraben in the town of Hamelin. He starts by producing reduced iron (Ferrum reductum) for treating iron deficiency disorders.
PURCHASE OF THE ORIGINAL FACTORY PREMISES IN HAMELIN
Dr. Paul Lohmann buys factory premises from pharmacist Dr. Victor Sertürner, grandson of the discoverer of morphine, for 13,000 German Marks.
FIRST TRADEMARK FOR IRON PREPARATIONS
In August 1902, Dr. Paul Lohmann registers his first trademark for iron preparations. Early nutritional supplement preparations produced by the company include “Ferrum oxydatum cum Saccharo” (iron sugar), “Lecithin ferropon” and “Arsenic ferropon” (combined preparations of iron albuminate or iron peptonate).
REGISTRATION OF THE “RA-FÄ” BRAND
Dr. Paul Lohmann’s first brand, “Ra-Fä” (derived from the German for Pied Piper of Hamelin), includes an entire range of different products, including medicines, chemical products, “medicinal and hygienic purposes”, “pest control and pesticides”, photochemicals, nutritional supplement products, and even essential oils and casting compounds for dentists.
IRON PREPARATIONS RECEIVE AN AWARD
from the German Pharmacists’ Association (Deutsche Apothekerschaft).
RUDOLF LOHMANN RECEIVES POWER OF ATTORNEY
After Paul Lohmann’s son, Rudolf Lohmann, completed his apprenticeship in the Rats-Apotheke in Hameln around 1912, he joined his father’s company and was granted power of attorney on December 27, 1919.
IRON PEPTONATE WITH TRACE ELEMENTS
In the mid-1920s, the company’s Iron Egg White products are also available with manganese as a first trace element.
PATENT FOR SOLUBLE CALCIUM COMPOUNDS
On November 1, 1926, the company was patented by the Reich Patent Office under the brand name “Lohmanna” for “medicinal preparations with soluble lime compounds”.
SECOND WORLD WAR
During the Second World War, almost half of the 40 employees that the company had at the time are drafted into military service.
RESUMPTION OF PRODUCTION
The factory is severely damaged by the bombing raids at the end of the war. However, as early as December 1st, 1945, the military government gave the company official permission to resume the production of mineral salts in the “maximum possible quantity”.
OPENING OF A SECOND PLANT AT THE PORT OF HAMELIN
The company takes over production for other companies that were bombed out during the war. In 1946, a second plant was built at Hamelin harbor, in which, among other things, calcium injection solutions were manufactured for the Berlin company Schering.
THE COMPANY MOVES TO KIRCHOHSEN
In order to get space for further expansion, the company has to move and acquires a site in neighboring Kirchohsen. On March 11, 1955, Dr. Paul Lohmann at the age of 96. A few weeks later, the company began moving from Hamelin to Kirchohsen, today a district of the municipality of Emmerthal.
TRANSFORMATION INTO A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
In August 1961, the company was converted into a limited partnership. dr Ekkehard Lohmann becomes co-owner and manages the company in the third generation.
PATENTS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF METAL HYDROXIDES AND METAL SILICATES
DR EKKEHARD LOHMANN AND HANS-JOACHIM LOHMANN TAKE OVER THE MANAGEMENT
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PLANT IN LÜNEBURG
In 1972 another production site was founded in Lüneburg, Lower Saxony. Conveniently located in front of the gates of Hamburg in terms of transport, the company focuses primarily on the production of magnesium salts.
COMMISSIONING OF THE BIOLOGICAL WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT
100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMPANY
EXPANSION OF THE LÜNEBURG WORKS WITH A PLANT FOR THE PRODUCTION OF IRON CONNECTIONS
GMP CERTIFICATION OF BOTH PRODUCTION SITES
In 1994 the company was issued a GMP certificate by the district government of Hanover for the first time. In the interests of consistently high quality, many older facilities were renovated in the 1990s and a binding quality policy was formulated.
JÜRGEN LOHMANN AND HANS-MARTIN LOHMANN TAKE OVER THE MANAGEMENT
At the turn of the year 1997 / 1998, Dr. Ekkehard Lohmann passed the company management to his sons Hans-Martin Lohmann (*1959) and Jürgen Lohmann (*1961).
DR UWE GÜNTHER AND TORSTEN CUNO JOIN THE COMPANY AS MANAGING DIRECTORS
CERTIFICATION OF BOTH PRODUCTION SITES ACCORDING TO DIN EN ISO 9001:2000
In the course of further and intensive quality assurance, the company was certified by TÜV Nord in 2004 according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000. In the same year, the Responsible Care declaration of the Chemical Industry Association is signed.
OFFICES OPENED IN SINGAPORE AND NEW YORK
In 2005, the company opened an office in Singapore, which has been coordinating business in Asia ever since. The company has also had its own office in the US state of New York since 2005.
OPENING OF THE NEW FEA* LABORATORIES
With new laboratory facilities, the company has quintupled its laboratory capacity. One focus of the developments is in the area of nutritional supplements and active pharmaceutical ingredients.
* FEA = Research, Development and Application Engineering
INTEGRATION OF THE PRODUCT LINES ACQUIRED FROM BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM
In the future, the mineral citrates and mineral aspartates from Boehringer Ingelheim will be developed by Dr. Paul Lohmann ® manufactured and sold in Emmerthal. The company integrates the corresponding production facilities from Ingelheim and Blanquefort (France) into the existing facilities in Emmerthal.
125TH COMPANY ANNIVERSARY
125 years dr. Paul Lohmann ® – The company celebrates the anniversary with employees, retirees, representatives, customers, business partners and friends.
OPENING OF THE SALES OFFICE IN EINDHOVEN
In 2015 the company opens the sales office in Eindhoven. The colleagues look after customers in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
COMPLETION OF THE NEW OFFICE BUILDING
The new office building is completed and inaugurated at the Emmerthal site.
OPENING OF THE SALES OFFICE IN EVRY
In 2016 the company opens the sales office in Evry. The colleagues look after the customers in France.
FSSC 22000/ISO 22000 CERTIFICATION
dr Paul Lohmann ® receives the FSSC 22000/ISO 22000 certificate for the first time. This important certification for the food business is an investment in the future.
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