Innovators with an unparalleled depth of knowledge in their field Dec provides unique, effective solutions often challenging convention.
The foundation stone for this success story was laid 30 years ago in Switzerland when Mr. Frederic Dietrich Senior and his two sons founded the company “Dietrich Engineering Consultants SA” near Lausanne, well known today under the brand name Dec Group.
Since its inception, the company has been working on technical topics in plant engineering. Particularly in the chemical and pharmaceutical sector, Dec has largely contributed to overcome the many challenges these powder-based industries faced in terms of not only explosion control and safe working conditions but also related to productivity, reliability and hygiene. One of these challenges was to fill powdered substances in a reactor, automated, free of contamination and dust with as less as oxygen as possible. This led to their flagship product, the patented PTS Powder Transfer System. At a time when reactors were mainly charged manually through a manhole, the PTS was a revolutionary step forward.
From the idea and the first system sold in 1992 to stable supplies in 1995 Dec Group established as an acknowledged leader in the field of reactor feeding, setting new technological standards.
While competitors have attempted to imitate the system, PTS remains unmatched for efficiency, safety and quality, further strengthened by continuous investment in developing complementary technologies.
Over the years, new products have been developed and customer solutions optimized and refined. The product portfolio has reached full line provider level with ingenious solutions for powder conveying, loading / unloading of process equipment, dosing, blending, micronizing, sampling and isolator technology when handling high potency active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs) and sterile powders.
“At Dec, we strive to deliver outstanding quality systems to the manufacturing industry helping customers to comply with an ever increasing number of new and revised regulations and optimizing both safety and efficiency. Whether we design systems for new process plants or optimizing existing production processes, Dec always provides tailored solutions for non-toxic to high containment requirements”, says Gabriela Mikhaiel, spokesperson at Dec.
Today, Dec employs 250+ people and the company is represented in over 40 countries by an international agency network capable to provide local customer support and service. Although many new products have been added through the years, the Dec Group continues as an innovative, global solution provider, still focusing on the quality and technical versatility that has driven 30 years of success.