It all started with a good idea
At Damstahl it is no coincidence that we celebrate the good idea. We are founded on a good idea, which saw the light of the day for the first time in 1947.
Know-how and a good idea created a business
The difference between cast stainless steel and forged stainless steel is what seriously started to generate business for the German Senator Henry J. Ehrenberg. His company Neue Molkereitechnik GmbH was a supplier for the dairy industry and in this regard, he developed a new type of bend of forged stainless steel. This invention drastically enhanced the hygiene in the production of dairy products, and quickly caused a stir.
More industries became interested
The breweries in, for instance, Germany were quick to discover the opportunities introduced by the new products, which in time turned into a complete range of accessories, valves and pumps. However, the breweries did not want to conduct business with a supplier with a history within the dairy industry. Therefore, Ehrenberg changed the name of the company to NEUMO. More companies were incorporated in the following years and together they formed the NEUMO-Ehrenberg-Group.
The customer base spread across a wide variety of other industries. In 1960, the consumption of stainless steel was so extensive that Ehrenberg decided to establish his own company.
Dam + Stahlhandelsgesellschaft = Damstahl
Originally, the name of the company was actually Dam Stahlhandelsgesellschaft inspired by the location of establishment Dam Straat located near Dam Platz in Amsterdam. However, in 1969, when Ehrenberg wished to expand his business activities into Denmark, a problem occurred. In Denmark, the name Dam was a protected family name meaning that it could not be registered in the Danish Register of Companies. Therefore, one word was chosen instead – namely the more idiomatic Damstahl.