Press release: With consistency and flexibility to success - Half a century of presence in Spain


PLASTELEN tape, today as it was almost 100 years ago.

Leverkusen, 17 May 2021. In April 2021, the Spanish sister company of DEKOTEC celebrated its 50th anniversary of operations in Spain. An occasion to look back and into the future. Which factors were instrumental for the Spanish branch and which are still decisive for the company’s development? The cornerstones of the branch’s success are the same today as they were 50 years ago: flexibility, service orientation and quality assurance. Since its foundation in 1971, the Spanish branch has developed dynamically with the changing markets, consistently expanded its product portfolio and created individual solutions for its customers.

“I would like to thank our customers for 50 years of trust. A good and respectful cooperation is essential for a successful development”, says Marco Hamawi, Managing Director of the branch since 2005. “The numerous projects in recent years show me that our customers appreciate our consistency and flexibility and – the consistency in flexibility.” The history reflects the company’s challenge to adapt to changes in the market, especially during difficult times, and to be able to offer customised solutions to meet project needs.

The Spanish company was founded on April 14th in 1971, just in time for the construction of the Spanish gas distribution network. The then newly launched BUTYLEN-Tapes, the world’s first co-extruded three-ply PE/Butyl-tapes, reliably protect the seam welded joints of gas pipes in supra-regional networks and private households from corrosion. With the completion of the network expansion, the Spanish branch started the 21st century by gaining a foothold with an expanded range of products in road construction. The TOK® product range brings quality to Spanish roads. Whereas up to now, in Spain it was mainly new construction instead of renovation, the advantages of implementing Europe-wide tested and proven systems and efficient repairs are evident.

In the 2010s, despite the Spanish economic crisis, the company is aiming for the growth markets of Latin America. With its international sales partners, the business is expanding and will start supplying the South American continent from Spain in the following years. “I am very pleased with the positive development of our Spanish subsidiary. With its successful growth from Spain to the Latin American markets, it is contributing to the internationalisation of our leading group,” says Max Wedekind, Managing Director of DEKOTEC GmbH.

“In its 50-year history, our Spanish company has succeeded very well in growing with the challenges of the markets and supporting customers with reliable solutions,” summarises Max Wedekind. “Technically mature products and innovative offers covering a wide range of applications will continue to be essential for the development of our international Group in the future.”


For almost a century, DEKOTEC GmbH has built its reputation on high-quality and forward-thinking solutions for sealing technology and corrosion prevention. DEKOTEC products reliably protect road construction, buildings, pipelines and station construction long-term. The company has developed into an international group of companies, with branches in six European countries and sales partners in over 100 countries worldwide. The group is market leader in key Central European markets and is intensifying its dynamic growth in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

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Marco Hamawi
Area Sales Manager
Phone: +34 630 594-302
Email: marco.hamawi(at)dekotec(dot)com

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