The foundation of Dewert: At the beginning of the eighties, Mr. Eckhard Dewert had already begun developing the first single drives for treatment chairs and couches. In order to facilitate his wife Margaretha's work in the cosmetics business, Mr. Dewert started to tinker with motorizing cosmetic couches in his garage.
The foundation of OKIN: Dietmar Koch, Eckhard Dewert's former sales manager, had started his own business named Niko, which he renamed OKIN a few years later. The company OKIN was founded in Gummersbach Germany.
The first Dewert single drive, called "Dymat", was invented.
The first Dewert double drive, called DUOMAT, was invented.
The first OKIN double drive, called OKIMAT, was introduced for the bedding sector.
Sale of Dewert to Phoenix Mecano AG.
DEWERT's single drive MEGAMAT is launched on the market.
Expansion of the product portfolio to include handsets, control units and accessories (1996-2000).
The "Deskdrive" electric office systems are launched on the market.
Refined Mechanics Hi- Tech established.
OKIN and Refined started a brand partnership.
Merger of Dewert and OKIN, with headquarters in Kirchlengern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Joint venture established between the Phoenix Mecano Group and OKIN Refined Electric Technology Co.,Ltd. in Jiaxing, China.
The MEGAMAT5 is launched under the DewertOkin brand.
Introduction of the DUOMAT9.
Integration into the system technology: The product concept of "one-stop solution" was put forward for the first time in the industry, and it was a great success.
China's first fully automated motor production line is in operation, which means OKIN has a higher standard of control over the quality and cost of core components.
The office building was completed and put into use with a construction area of 36,000㎡.
Phoenix Mecano AG strengthens its mechanical components division by acquiring a majority stake in Mei Hu Machinery Co. Ltd VR, China, which specializes in the manufacture of functional parts and complete assemblies made of sheet steel.
Introduction of the MEGAMAT20 intelligent drive.
Expansion of the product portfolio to include mechanisms in the seating segment.
Introduction of the DC20 heavy-duty lifting column for the medical sector.
Add Office spraying line in Wangdian, Jiaxing, China.
Set up the production base in Vietnam with the area of 10,000㎡.
Foundation of DewertOkin Technology Group Ltd. in Jiaxing, with preparations for listing on the newest technology stock exchange in Shanghai.
Set up the second production base of Office in High-tech Zone, Xiuzhou district.
Acquisition of BEWATEC ConnectedCare GmbH in Telgte North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany – thus securing access to a digital hospital infrastructure. The BEWATEC Group, together with the existing DewertOkin division, will become a centre of expertise for software and app development for medical applications.
Orientation of the company towards a sales company with service functions for the headquarter DewertOkin Technology Group and affiliated companies.
We're looking forward to what's ahead!