As an owner-managed family company spanning three generations, we bring tradition and innovation together. Thanks to 55 years of experience in plant engineering and 20 years in the field of catering technology, we are one of today’s leading suppliers of cutlery and glass polishing machines, cutlery wrapping and sorting machines and butter dispensers.
Our goal is to help you succeed! We take our solutions and expertise to help you improve the efficiency of your processes, all the while ensuring that valuable resources are handled in a sustainable manner.
THE EXTRAORDINARY CORPORATE HISTORYof Thomas Dörr GBR Kitchen Systems
In 1966, “Max Dörr GmbH, Förderanlagen” (Conveyor Systems) was founded in Gemmingen near Heilbronn. To this day, the company manufactures and sells conveyor systems for the in-house transport of individually packaged goods.
Development of the
cutlery wrapping machine
Spurred by the current recession and an unusual customer request, the company bravely stepped outside its core business and developed a machine that wraps cutlery in napkin paper.
PRESENTATION OF THE CUTLERY WRAPPING MACHINE
After five years of development, the world’s first cutlery wrapping machine was ready to go into production, making its debut at HOGATEC, the international trade fair for hotel and catering technology hosted by Messe Düsseldorf.
FOUNDING OF THOMAS DÖRR CUTLERY AND KITCHEN SYSTEMS
The cutlery wrapping machine’s tremendous success led to the founding of subsidiary “Thomas Dörr Besteck- und Küchensysteme” (Cutlery and Kitchen Systems).
LAUNCH OF THE FIRST READY-FOR-MARKET
CUTLERY POLISHING MACHINE
The launch of CD 3000, our first cutlery polishing machine, paved the way for numerous of customer-oriented solutions for the catering and hotel industries.
TECHNICAL ADVANCEMENTS AND NEW MODELS
Our market analysis and numerous customer requests indicated a demand for machines in different sizes. Over the following years, we developed many models more.
PATENTED AUTOMATED FILLING SYSTEM
With our new TD 3000 Fill&Go model, we helped reduce the time and personnel costs previously required for inserting cutlery by hand. Other models were subsequently equipped with our Fill&Go technology.
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LAUNCH OF OUR GLASs POLISHING MACHINES
A perfectly set table needs perfectly polished glasses. Once we had recognized the potential, we started manufacturing our glass polishing machines.
THE NEXT GENERATION OF CUTLERY WRAPPING MACHINES
By completely reworking our models, we succeeded in increasing capacities by 20%, lowering costs by 30% and reducing the required space by 40%.
Construction of a new Production and Warehousing Hall
Due to the sustained success of Max Dörr GmbH and the huge growth of its subsidiary, the company building was expanded.
FRESH BUTTER AT THE PUSH OF A BUTTON –
A HYGIENIC SOLUTION
EasyButter – our butter dispenser. An innovative and hygienic solution to keep butter cooled, yet spreadable at the breakfast buffet.
A NEW DESIGN FOR A TRUSTED PARTNER
As the youngest generation joined the company, it was renamed „Thomas Dörr GbR Küchensysteme“ (Kitchen Systems) and given a new, updated logo.
TAKING AUTOMATION TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL
After presenting the prototype in 2019, we launched our latest development: the cutlery sorting machine.
EXTENSION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF THE OFFICE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
After a construction period of almost 15 months, the former home of the company founder Max Dörr was expanded and converted into an energy-efficient wooden building that was about twice the size.
WHO WE ARE TODAY
Today we are considered one of the leading experts in cutlery polishing machines, glass polishing machines, cutlery wrapping machines, cutlery sorting machines and butter dispenser