• 1949
  • 1966
  • 1970
  • 1978
  • 1980
  • 1990 – 1995
  • 2001
  • 2003
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2009
  • 2011
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2016
  • 1949

    Beginnings in a global niche market
    Foundation of the agathon Metallwarenfabrik GmbH. Production of chocolate moulds made of metal with an upstream punching tool construction plant
  • 1966

    Factory Extension – Hall 2
    Expansion thanks to growing global presence
  • 1970

    Chocolate moulds made of plastic
    Revolutionary innovation in the production of chocolate moulds – first tests are conducted with regard to the switch from metal to plastic
  • 1978

    Switch from metal to plastic
    The switch from metal to plastic moulds with upstream injection- moulding tool construction
  • 1980

    CNC milling and spark erosion technology
    Implementation of the first CNC milling center and a unit for electric discharge machining
  • 1990 – 1995

    1992 Extension of the production building
    1993 Restructuring of the production hall and adjustment to new techniques of production
    1995 Construction of the new administration wing
  • 2001

    Volker Krämer takes over
    In 2001, Volker Krämer takes over the agathon group, succeeding Dr. Harbecke
  • 2003

    Latest production technology
    Adaption of machinery to cutting- edge production techniques in the field of plastics processing
  • 2005

    Introduction of new virtual modelling systems
    Art and its translation into creative drafts focusing on more efficient processing techniques
  • 2006

    Introduction of laser scanning technology
    Laser and engraving on highest level
  • 2007

    CNC machining
    By three high speed CNC machining centers to meet heightened precision requirements
  • 2009

    Foundation Chocolate Design Center (CDC)
    Product design converting the idea to the first sample product in record time
  • 2011

    Restructuring of the production processes:
    Emphasis on production efficiencies and modernization of the building complex
  • 2015

    Foundation of the ChocoVisions:
    This department focuses on product developments and internal as well as external process efficiency boosting innovational strength
  • 2016

    Stefan Bauerdick joins agathon as COO
    With a focus on operations, Stefan Bauerdick further improves agathons success
  • 2016

    Intelligent moulds with sensors
    Agathon introduces the first intelligent logTEC moulds with sensors and data storage improving the efficiency of chocolate manufacturing plants

Tradition & Innovation

Starting in 1949

Since its establishment in 1949, the agathon group has specialised in the production of chocolate moulds. More than 120 skilled employees having up to 50 years of professional experience work around the clock all year long to meet the needs of our demanding customers.

Our passion has ever since been to deliver the best products for our customers with an efficient development and production. And most importantly, create a safe product! Seven injection moulding machines produce up to 700,000 moulds annually at up to 9 kgs in weight and 1700 mm in length.

We invite you to explore six decades of agathon prowess on the following pages; with innovations, technological progress, product developments, people, curiosities.
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