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dekodur history

A family business for more than 150 years!

Christopher André

Christopher André


Volkmar André ran the company for more than 30 years in the seventh generation. This year, after many years of joint management, his son Christopher André takes over the company management.

Volkmar André 75 Jahre Volkmar André

Volkmar André


Leading the way in every respect

Ground-breaking products developed and marketed by DEKODUR:

  • The first HPL with a decorative real metal surface
    (copper, aluminium, stainless steel, tin)
  • Deep structures in HPL
  • Translucent HPL
  • Decorative HPL with hand-made artistic
    customisation – each panel is unique
  • bark cloth® – laminate made from fig tree bark
  • ECO-HPL - the world’s first CO2-neutral laminate
  • RE-Y-STONE® – an ecological material made
    from recycled and renewable materials
  • FireSafe® - non-flammable HPL
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Marc-Anton André

Marc-Anton André


Marc-Anton André establishes DEKODUR and manufactures the first decorative laminate with a real metal surface.



Germany’s first veneer plant is founded.

Johann Ludwig André

Johann Ludwig André


Johann Ludwig André establishes the André Brothers sawmill in Hirschhorn.

Veneer machine

Veneer machine

Veneer circular saw

Veneer circular saw

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