„Dorothee Schmidt & Karoline Wedler”
On 12 April 1995, disaster struck: a major fire completely destroyed the „Auf der Au“ company premises. What many considered the end of the traditional company became a new start.
After a tough 15-month bridging period in which the company maintained operations with 75 employees in rented production and storage facilities, the new production facility „Auf der Michelswiese“ in Idar-Oberstein was inaugurated. It was the lasting merit of Dorothee Schmidt and Rüdiger Weiser, in the hour of the 1995 catastrophe, to have made the far-sighted decision to restart the company in the new plant and thus preserve jobs in Idar-Oberstein.
Dorothee Schmidt appointed Andreas Weyand as Managing Director and served on the company’s Advisory Board. Karoline Wedler, the daughter of Dorothee Schmidt, was in the seventh generation of the traditional company Gebrüder Schmidt. She is also a member of the advisory board.
With an average of 160 employees, GS Kunststofftechnik has become a full-service provider in the field of plastic injection moulding for well-known customers at home and abroad and has become a specialist for demanding surfaces. Full service includes all services, including project management, from product development, toolmaking and production to storage and worldwide dispatch.
True to the motto that only change is constant, the family business will continue to be open to new paths after 200 years in which it has rendered lasting services to the industrial development of its home region.