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Our Story

...began over 35 years ago with a brilliant idea

Transferring powders as if they were liquids

Dec's unique concept of using vacuum and pressure to move powders through hoses formed the basis of the original PTS Powder Transfer System® that has provided the platform for worldwide success and innovation.

Frederic F. Dietrich, Sr. and his two sons, Yves and Frederic, founded their family business, Dietrich Engineering Consultants (Dec), on August 21, 1987, with a groundbreaking concept to safely convey powder and feed reactors...

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We are the pioneering force in high containment powder transfer, handling and containment technologies

Dec Group


Dec is founded by Frederic F. Dietrich, Sr. and his two sons, Yves and Frederic and introduces the concept of active powder handling

First PTS system is sold

Powder transfer



Celebrates the sale of its 1,000th Powder Transfer System to Bayer

Powder transfer



Opens sales office in the UK and subsidiary in Poland

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Opens subsidiaries in the US and Germany

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Moves into present headquarters in Ecublens, Switzerland 
Introduces Drum Containment System (DCS)

Powder handling

Opens production factory in India and sales structure in Ireland 

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Acquires Jetpharma Product line, adding process isolators and micronizing technology to the group portfolio

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Expands Polish subsidiary into a production facility


Takeover of Bectochem India powder handling division

to operate as DecBectochem Engineering Pvt. Ltd 

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Acquisition of Extract Technology

adding more solutions for the pharmaceutical, biologicals, cell therapy, radiopharmaceutical, nuclear containment and chemical industries

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Dec Group

Opens subsidiary in China

Acquires Inno4Life in the Netherlands adding aseptic filling lines, 

currently fully integrated Dec Group subsidiary Dec Netherlands B.V.


Inauguration of Dec's new state-of-the-art production facility for North America in Mauston, Wisconsin.


Acquires Alconbury Weston LTD (AWL) in the UK, adding flow chemistry solutions to the product portfolio

Inauguration of a new assembly facility in Ankleswhar



Dec Group today

  • Over 35 years of experience

  • 800+ employees

  • Customer proximity with 11 subsidiaries and an agency network covering 60+ countries

  • Over 10,000 successfully implemented projects worldwide

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