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Tradition and innovation: high-purity mineral salts manufactured by Dr. Paul Lohmann®

Dr. Paul Lohmann® is a medium-sized, owner-managed manufacturer and developer of mineral salts based in Emmerthal in Lower Saxony, Germany. The company was launched in 1886 when chemist Dr. Paul Lohmann began reducing iron oxide to elemental iron in an empty factory on Feuergraben road in the town of Hamelin. Today, this company group in the Weser Uplands boasts a range of over 400 different salts in a total of 7000 different specifications. Dr. Paul Lohmann® has enjoyed steady growth since the end of the 19th century and has supplied its specialty salts to customers around the globe in the field of food, nutritional supplements, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and industrial applications. It is now an indispensable presence in the German midcap landscape.

Mineral salts and markets: Dr. Paul Lohmann® successful in the economy

The constantly high quality of our mineral salts, continuous innovation in production processes and service to the customer have been part of the company's tradition for over 135 years. Great-grandson Jürgen Lohmann has been in charge of the company's fortunes since 1998, with two German production sites, two research labs and five sales companies. In 1999, two more accomplished specialists, Dr. Uwe Günther and Torsten Cuno, joined the family-run company as Managing Directors. Today, Dr. Paul Lohmann® produces mineral salts for the pharmaceutical industry, the food supplements industry, the food industry and – synergized under the Lohtragon® brand – metal salts for industrial applications. The company now supplies its mineral salts practically all over the world.

Customer focus and training: Corporate philosophy of
Dr. Paul Lohmann®

Major factors in our success are a consistent focus on customers, high-purity product grades, the ability to innovate, and a special trust-based relationship with long-standing customers. Our research departments are constantly developing new areas of application for mineral salts. Besides our parent plant in Emmerthal near the town of Hamelin – of Pied Piper fame – Dr. Paul Lohmann® has also run a production plant in Lüneburg since 1972. The group therefore offers employment to many skilled workers, in rural regions with good connections to the urban centers of Hanover or Hamburg. The promotion of new, young talents is also a priority of the group: interesting and diverse apprenticeships are available at the Emmerthal and Lüneburg sites. Young people seeking not just a job but a vocation in the research, development or production of mineral salts can count of the support from Dr. Paul Lohmann®.

Research, production and sales: Dr. Paul Lohmann® on the international stage

The company has a further research and development laboratory in Bratislava (Slovakia). In the research facility, an international team of specialists is constantly working on new developments. With our own sales companies in Singapore, New York (USA), Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Lieusaint (France), the company can act fast and in response to regional demand in the markets of Europe, the Americas and Asia. Moreover, an international network of agents has grown steadily over the decades and serves the customers of Dr. Paul Lohmann® all over the world.

Science and economy: Research facilities of Dr. Paul Lohmann® develop new specifications

Research, development and innovation in the strong German engineering tradition are the motivation and key areas of action for Dr. Paul Lohmann®. In addition to the production of mineral salts, the company is able to vary numerous physical and chemical parameters of its products, to transform them to dimensions that can be used in industry, and to adapt them to the needs of ever-changing markets. By capturing new markets, the company secures its leading position in the competitive field, its position in the economy, and the jobs of its employees both in the region and around the world.