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50 years of Dugar + Schuster

2007 – 2014

What happened from 2015 – 2024?


January 1, 2015: In Germany, a nationwide general statutory minimum wage of
€ 8.50 gross per hour worked comes into force.

November 2015: The German company Metabo is sold to the Japanese company Hitachi Koki.

1December 16, 2015 : The last edition of TV total is broadcast.

June 3, 2016: Luis Salom falls heavily during Moto2 free practice and succumbs to his injuries a short time later.

June 20, 2016: The Sunway TaihuLight is declared the fastest computer in the world. It is the first computer capable of running at 125,436 petaflops/sec. to execute more than 100 petaflops per second.

July 29, 2016: Bastian Schweinsteiger announces his resignation from the DFB national team.

January 20, 2017: Inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

June 30, 2017: The German Bundestag decides to introduce “marriage for all”.

May 20, 2017: Last matchday of the 2016/17 Bundesliga; German champions will be FC Bayern Munich for the 5th time in a row.

May 19: 2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding at Windsor Castle

October 29, 2018: Angela Merkel announces that she will withdraw completely from politics after the end of the current legislative period in 2021.

December 31, 2018: Israel withdraws from UNESCO.

December 31, 2018: Chinese authorities notify WHO of “cases of pneumonia of unknown cause” in Wuhan. These are the 27 first documented COVID-19 sufferers who were infected with SARS-CoV-2. As it later turns out, people who were sick already had the virus in November.

March 10, 2019: A passenger plane crashes in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board. In response to this, all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft are grounded worldwide.

April 15, 2019: Notre-Dame fire in Paris.

June 7 – July 7, 2019: 8th Women’s World Cup in France; The USA will become world champions.

January 23, 2020: The Wuhan lockdown brings international attention to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic.

August 11, 2020: Eruption of the Sinabung volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

August 23, 2020: Final of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League in Lisbon; The winner will be FC Bayern Munich, who won their second treble after 2013.

January 20, 2021: Joe Biden (Democratic Party) is inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States. Kamala Harris becomes the first woman to assume the vice presidency.

January 23, 2021: Thousands of arrests occur during protests in Russia in response to the arrest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

December 8, 2021: Olaf Scholz (SPD) and his cabinet are sworn in as the new German Chancellor. The SPD had previously become the strongest faction in the federal election and formed the first traffic light coalition at the federal level with the Greens and the FDP.

January 10, 2022: The first successful xenotransplantation of a heart from a genetically modified pig to a human is reported.

January 20, 2022: The Austrian National Council decides with a large majority to introduce general COVID-19 vaccination requirements for all adults from February.

14th/15th January 2022: The Hunga Tonga volcanic eruption is the world’s strongest in 30 years.

April 4, 2023: Finland becomes the 31st member of NATO.

August 25 to September 10, 2023: Germany wins the Basketball World Cup.

October 7, 2023: Hamas surprises Israel with a terrorist attack that results in the deaths of thousands of people or leads to war.

January 1, 2024: The age limit for a pension without deductions rises to 66 in Germany.

April 1, 2024: The Cannabis Act comes into force in Germany, legalizing the private cultivation and consumption of cannabis under certain conditions.

June 14 to July 14, 2024: European Football Championship in Germany.


Right Picture: Louis Salom 2013
Image by Box Repsol on Wikipedia

Cover photo: Supercomputer Sunway Taihu Light
Image by Oak Ridge National Laboratory on Wikipedia

Our success story continues

The construction of our own vertical lathe has been a success since the beginning, with the first models already setting the bar in this industry.

The sale of vertical lathes could be continued with other partners in order to continue to exist in the market.

In addition to the lathes, we were able to start sales for boring mill manufacturer Lazzati from Italy.

The sale of our own lathes intensified our activities in India and the Middle East, where we were able to gain some new customers.

Since then we have had a partner for sales and service in Türkiye.

The Otto Fuchs company in Hungary was won back as a customer after more than 10 years.

As a result, we were also able to win the company BBS Motorsport as a customer for our lathe, which produces the most exclusive racing wheels on our machine.

At the same time, we broke new ground and designed and built the first hybrid lathes for high-gloss turning of aluminum wheels. With these machines we have immediately caught up with the world leaders in this segment.
The new customer, the Brock company in Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina, is convinced of the quality and reliability of the machines, which we delivered as a turnkey solution including automation.

Regardless of the successes over the last 10 years, with the positive experience of the polishing lathe, we decided to redesign the successful model of our lathe from scratch. We look forward to the presentation in summer 2024 to continue the success story.

Left picture: BBS aluminum wheel on a BMW E30
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