Company ORNAMIN

ORNAMIN develops and produces smart products with additional benefit: sustainable reusable tableware to go and innovative eating and drinking aids with invisibly hidden features in the design for independent eating and drinking. ORNAMIN Technical Plastic Parts manufactures customised high-quality plastic parts and offers plastics processing for highest demands. 100 % Made in Germany.

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1 mio.

coffee to go cups

ORNAMIN_Standorte

4

locations

ORNAMIN_Länder

16

countries

ORNAMIN_Auszeichnungen

21

awards

ORNAMIN_Mitarbeiter

130

employees

ORNAMIN_Erfahrung

60

years of experience

Mission

Vision & values

Ornamin produces solely sustainable reusable products with reasonable, additional benefit und helps people to feel better. The innovative reusable plastic prevents nature sustainably, is recyclable and 100 % Made in Germany.

Awards

Excellent products

Multiple times awarded for family friendliness, social commitment, sustainability and innovative products. Numerous design awards for innovative functional tableware, amongst others the red dot design award, iF product design award and universal design award.

2015, 2017 & 2019
Ausgezeichnet Familienfreundlich – IHK OWL
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Corporate presentation

All information on ORNAMIN.

Locations

Stores & outlets

Our whole product range is available in the ORNAMIN tableware outlet in Gau-Bickelheim, in the factory outlet in Minden as well as in our online shop.

ORNAMIN worldwide

The ORNAMIN products are distributed worldwide by cooperation partners. If you are also interested in a cooperation, we are happy to hear from you.

Ornamin Export-Weltkarte

Management

People first

Flat hierarchies and a lot of freedom characterise the working environment at ORNAMIN. Get to know the extended management.

ORNAMIN Unternehmenskultur
Ansaugen der Folien beim Inmould-Labelling

Technical Plastic Parts

Plastics processing for highest demands

In the technology department, sustainable high-quality technical plastic parts are created for the most diverse range of application. The plastics processing includes amongst others 2K and 3K injection moulding, clean room production, thermoset processing and 3D print. In the clean room plastics processing takes place under clean room conditions.

History

1883

On 01.11.1883 Heinrich Brücker and Georg Zschetzsche start the production of fuses and other primary explosives at the Kuckuckstraße in Minden.

ORNAMIN-Geschichte-1883
1933

The economic upturn also gives a boost to the production of fuses. Georg Zschetzsche’s brother Wilhelm who also joined the company takes over the fuses factory.

ORNAMIN-Geschichte-1933
1952

On 16.12.1952 Wilhelm Zschetzsche contributes to the foundation of the Ornamin foil production in Ratingen near Düsseldorf. The Ornamin procedure for the production of press parts made of the thermosetting plastic melamine includes the production of one main object consisting of melamine resin in the first pressing process. The second step consists in putting with melamine resin impregnated, printed or coloured foils around the pellet and pressing these two components.

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1955

Wilhelm Zschetzsche acquires the majority stakes of the foil factory and moves it from Ratingen to Minden. The factory gets a plastic press, the first Ornamin foils are printed. On 01.11.1955 it turns into an own company, the ORNAMIN-Presswerk Minden. For the Minden hotel “König von Preußen“ the Zschetzsche-company produces the first unbreakable, heat resistant and durably decorated ashtrays made of plastic. The first orders for advertising ashtrays and money trays are processed and delivered. The model 1003 is meanwhile the best-selling money tray in Germany.

ORNAMIN Aschenbecher aus den 1950er Jahren
1956

After the successful development of the ORNAMIN promotional articles the tableware range is extended. The tableware series “Country style“ becomes a best-seller, remaining for over 20 years the most popular, hundreds of thousands of times sold ORNAMIN design and is still a collector’s item on online platforms nowadays.

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1957

Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck are decorated on the ORNAMIN children’s tableware.

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1959

On 01.11.1959 ORNAMIN moves into its first own building, the administration. In the additional building eight presses and two tableting machines are installed.

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1962

The capacity of the eight machines in the additional building is no longer sufficient which is why a new factory building is built on the old powder storage of the fuse factory two years later. First, 13 machines produce in three shifts. Afterwards a new hall for the foil production is built behind the administration which was used for glass processing.

ORNAMIN Geschichte: Luftaufnahme 1962
1970

Two years after the old fuse factory is shut down, the ORNAMIN-Presswerk Minden changes its name into ORNAMIN Kunststoffwerke Minden, short OKM. Due to the increasing importance of thermoplastic processing, “Presswerk“ in the company’s name is replaced by “Kunststoffwerke“. The decorated “O“ is finally eliminated as brand and is replaced by the logo “OKM“.

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1971

The 1970s are characterised by the extension of the injection moulding plants. The capacity is extended, machines with up to 8,000 kN locking force enable a specialisation in large technical parts.

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1974

ORNAMIN starts with the production of display parts. The screen printing is arranged and extended to five machines, it has plants for screen production and is complemented by pad printing and embossing machines.

ORNAMIN-Geschichte-1974
1982

By equipping restaurants and pubs with ashtrays, serving trays and money trays, ORNAMIN characterises significantly their looks and becomes the market leader regarding the production of promotional articles such as ashtrays, money trays and serving trays. From 1977 to 1987 the turnover has doubled.

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1990

Until the 1990s ORNAMIN becomes the leading manufacturer of high-quality tableware for the communal catering as well as the industry.

ORNAMIN-Geschichte-1990
2001

Dr. Holger von der Emde takes over the management of ORNAMIN.

ORNAMIN-Geschichte-2001
2002

Change of strategy: ORNAMIN recognises the challenges of the beginning demographic change and focusses from then onwards on the development of functional eating and drinking aids with hidden features in universal design. In return ORNAMIN turns away from promotional articles such as ashtrays and money trays due to smoking bans as well as the increasing payment by credit card instead of by cash in restaurants and pubs.

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2005

ORNAMIN expands further: new building of production, logistics and administration as well as investments in IT software to keep the company up to date.

ORNAMIN-Geschichte-2005-2006
2008

Acquisition of Instore-Marketing GmbH as a 100% subsidiary of Ornamin-Kunststoffwerke.

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2009

As the first German company ORNAMIN is awarded with the universal design company award. The Plate with Sloped Base is also awarded several awards.

ORNAMIN-Geschichte-2009
2015

By developping customisable and reusable coffee to take away cups ORNAMIN meets the ravages of time. Universities, bakeries, petrol stations and whole cities turn away from disposable cups and implement sustainable reusable systems with ORNAMIN coffee to take away cups.

ORNAMIN-Geschichte-2015
2018

With sustainable, microwaveable food to take away bowls in different sizes ORNAMIN extends its take away range and develops into the market leader for reusable tableware. More and more nurseries, schools, hospitals, student unions as well as whole cities use the sustainable reusable tableware by ORNAMIN.

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2018

ORNAMIN develops and produces intelligent tableware with RFID technology e.g. in order to facilitate processes of payment, deposit or return. By using the 3D printer first tableware parts are created.

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2020

In partnership with Trigema, ORNAMIN has opened its first German store (apart from the factory outlet in Minden) in the Trigema outlet in Gau-Bickelheim on 16th May where the whole sustainable ORNAMIN to go range and reusable tableware is available.

Ornamin Trigema Filiale Gau-Bickelheim
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Us at ORNAMIN

As ORNAMIN family a high-performance team

The ORNAMIN team looks back on over 65 years of joint successes and experiences. Colleagues became friends and even some a family.