Our Story

...began over 30 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

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1987

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

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1992

2001

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2003

2005

Opens sales office in the UK and subsidiary in Poland

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2007

2008

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

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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

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

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Expands Polish subsidiary into a production facility

Opens subsidiaries in the US and Germany

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2009

2014

Takeover of Bectochem India powder handling division

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2019

2020

Acquisition of Extract Technology

adding downflow booths in the pharmaceutical, biologicals, cell therapy, radiopharmaceutical, nuclear containment and chemical industries

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2021

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Opens subsidiary in China

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Acquires Inno4Life in the Netherlands adding aseptic filling lines, 

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

Dec Today

  • Over 30 years of experience

  • 700 employees

  • Customer proximity with 9 subsidiaries and an agency network covering 60+ countries

  • Over 10,000 successfully implemented projects worldwide