Milestones in the Prause Durotec company history from 1974 to today.


Paul Joachim Prause decides to go into business by
himself, with his know-how in composite leaf spring technology and founds the company
Schichtstofftechnik Prause


Prause-Durotec 1977

At the Arnsberg site, a first hall building with 200m² area is built


1982 Prause Durotec

Leaf springs made of CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) expand the product range


An extension creates additional 110m² production area


1997 GFK Blattfedern

Major order: mass use of GRP leaf springs in the front seats of the Mercedes CLK. Leaf springs installed: 1,400,000 units


Administration and service find space in the new office
tower of 40m²


The company Schichtstofftechnik Prause changes its name and is now called P. J. Prause Durotec GmbH


Aus 3M Scotchply wird S-Ply®

The further developed material from Prause Durotec also gets a new name: 3M Scotchply becomes the registered trademark S-Ply®


Prause Durotec Kunststoff Blattfedern

Plastic leaf springs made of S-Ply® are used for the first time in the furniture industry


Tim Prause tritt in die Firma ein

The second generation takes over responsibility in the family business: Mechanical engineer Tim Prause joins the company


With success, the need for space increases further:
200 m² of additional production and office space is created


Federgabeln für Fahrräder

Composite leaf springs are conquering new application fields: for example in suspension forks for bicycles


 Mit S-Ply blue entwickelt Prause Durotec ein lebensmittelkonformes Verbundmaterial für Blattfedern

Especially for food contact applications:
With S-Ply® blue, Prause Durotec develops a food-grade composite material for leaf springs


Prause Durotec findet Aufnahme in die IHK Liste der Weltmarktführer Südwestfalen

It is official: Prause Durotec is included
in the Chamber of Industry and Commerce
list of world market leaders South Westphalia


Das Unternehmen erweitert seinen Sitz um 650 m² moderne Produktions- und Büroflächen

Commitment to the location, investment in the future: the company expands its headquarters by 650 m² of modern production and office space


Mit S-Ply carbon blue führt Prause Durotec jetzt auch CFK-Material in einer lebensmittelkonformen Variante ein

Innovative leaf springs for food technology:
With S-Ply® carbon blue, Prause Durotec now also
introduces CFRP material in a food-grade variant


The internationally active company records its 1,000th customer, spread over 55 countries


The food-grade S-Ply® blue products receive an antimicrobial additive and comply with European Food Standard (EC) No. 1935/2004 as well as US FDA Standard § 177.2280