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History

DÖKA Feuerlöschgerätebau GmbH is a nationally and internationally successful, medium-sized family business with a long history.

Die Unternehmensgeschichte der DÖKA Feuerlöschgerätebau GmbH

2021

Extinguishers for Lithium-Ion-batteries

The extinguishing agent Berki Cold is tested and approved in the Netherlands for use on lithium-ion batteries. The area of application of the fire extinguisher series Si6BS Bio+ as well as SN-Bio+ is thereby extended

2021

2020

Fluorine free foam extinguishing agents

Introduction of environmentally friendly fluorine-free foam extinguishing agents

2016

Annex III

Merger of the properties Antonius-Raab-Str. 16 and 18.

Annex III at Antonius-Raab-Str. 16-18 as an extension of the storage area.

The training rooms are relocated to Antonius-Raab-Strasse 16. In freshly renovated, bright premises, further specialist seminars can now be offered in-house, in addition to the existing ones. With the installation of an appropriate training system, seminars on extinguishing water and pump technology, for example, are also offered.

2016

2015

Development of the filling systems for water and foam fire extinguishers

Due to increasing quantities and the necessary variety of foam and water fire extinguishers, two semi-automatic filling systems are developed and procured.

2011

Purchase of the neighbouring property

Acquisition of the building at Antonius-Raab-Straße 16. The buildings of a former print shop are extensively renovated and converted and used as additional production space.

2011

2008

ISO 9001:2001

First certification according to ISO 9001:2000
The certification is for the two companies DÖKA Feuerlöschgerätebau GmbH and Niemeyer Feuerschutz GmbH

2006

Annex II

Annex II at Antonius-Raab-Straße 18, extension of the storage area

2006

2005

Mobile foam extinguishers

Start of production of mobile foam extinguishers. At the same time, DÖKA is the first manufacturer to develop a mobile foam extinguisher with a foam concentrate cartridge

1999

Annex I

Annexe I at Antonius-Raab-Straße 18, extension of the storage area

1999

1998

Anniversary - 50 years of DÖKA

50 years of DÖKA Feuerlöschgerätebau GmbH - the company anniversary is celebrated together with customers and friends.

Hendrik Döberitz joins the company

1995

Mobile fire extinguishers

Start of production of mobile powder extinguishers with own approval

1995

1993

DIN EN 3

DIN EN 3 replaces the previous DIN 14406 for the manufacture of fire extinguishers.
The complete product range is adapted to the new requirements and approved according to DIN EN 3.

1993

New building and relocation

After only 5 years, the premises are already too small again.
A new building in Antonius-Raab-Straße 18 in Kassel is occupied.

1993

1992

Fire extinguishers with foam concentrate cartridge

After almost 2 years of development, production of the first foam cartridge fire extinguishers begins.

Foam cartridge fire extinguishers are still the standard of modern foam fire extinguishers.

1990

Niemeyer Feuerschutz GmbH

Takeover of a customer service company, Niemeyer Feuerschutz GmbH

1990

1987

New building and relocation

New building and move to Antonius-Raab-Straße 6 in the Kassel-Waldau industrial park

1985

Course of instruction according to DIN 14406

Carrying out the first expert training courses in accordance with DIN 14406

1985

1976

Foundation of the GmbH

Transformation of the sole proprietorship Ferd. Döberitz into DÖKA - Feuerlöschgerätebau GmbH.

Gerlinde Döberitz joins the company

1972

Development of the central push button valve

DÖKA Feuerlöschgerätebau GmbH is the first company to start producing the central push button valve, today's quasi-standard for modern cartridge operated fire extinguishers.

Start of the development of a nationwide dealer network

1972

1965

Peter Döberitz

Peter Döberitz, son of the company founder, joins the company.

1955

Relocation

Move to the buildings at Hafenstraße 7 in Kassel

1955

1950

First approvals

Start of production with extinguisher types P6, S10, W10 and Tetra 0.5 / 2.0 l

1949

Permit for the manufacture of fire extinguishers

under the trademark DO•KA

Relocation to a building of the former Fieseler Werke in Kassel

1949

Juni 1948

Foundation

The currency reform - it is the starting shot for many new entrepreneurial activities and also the trigger for the foundation of today's company DÖKA Feuerlöschgerätebau GmbH.

Ferdinand Döberitz receives a licence for a commercial enterprise for "testing and filling fire extinguishers