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DEBAG GmbH celebrates 111th anniversary

In 2022, DEBAG Deutsche Ofenbau GmbH is celebrating its 111th anniversary.  Since its foundation in 1911, the company has been specializing in manufacturing innovative ovens and developing baking technology. On this occasion, Oliver Theiss, one of the DEBAG managing directors, shared some highlights from the company’s timeline in a statement: “The merger of the Munich-based company DEBAG and the Bautzen baking technology manufacturer BOFABA in 1992 was the beginning of a courageous success story of the post-GDR period. The new DEBAG, based in Bautzen, from then on combined very different competencies from East and West – and thus paved the way for a successful future – with a high export share and international clientele on all continents.”

Today, DEBAG GmbH is one of the best-known manufacturers of oven, baking, fermentation and refrigeration technology, selling its solutions in over 50 countries worldwide to businesses ranging from traditional artisan bakers to baker’s shops – and now also including food retail, catering and petrol stations.

DEBAG’s production facility, Bautzen

“To date, more than 48.000 shop ovens have been delivered worldwide, and more than 100 large ovens leave the factory every year. We manufacture over a total production area of 4,500 sqm. We are more than proud of these figures,” adds Theiss.

Going forward, the company is focusing on developing baking technology that further simplifies work processes and creates high-quality baked goods. DEBAG sees itself as a strong partner of the traditional bakery trade in this way: “Especially in times of raw material shortages and utopian energy prices, our customers need practical and quick-to-implement solutions to keep their costs under control. One possible solution to reduce energy costs is our low-consumption MONSUN baking technology. Another solution is the conversion of the oven from gas to electric. We are happy to advise our customers regarding both ways,” he explains.

DEBAG will continue to invest in the development of baking technology with smart automation solutions and intelligent control systems, the company highlights, announcing that new solutions will be presented at the Südback trade fair this October, the long-awaited in-person exhibition held in Stuttgart.

Photo credit: DEBAG