With the highest quality and real dedication

Our tradition since 1971. We fulfil customer requirements

We coat and laminate, extrude, siliconise and process film, paper, non-woven fabrics and foams, along with thermoplastic elastomers. We bring an extremely high level of passion and innovative strength to our work, using a quality management system that has satisfied the most stringent international standards since 1996 – and that continually subjects us to new challenges. With the highest quality and real dedication.

Around 600 highly-qualified employees at our sites in Altendorf (Germany) and Guadalajara (Mexico) spend each day using the very latest production processes to develop perfect closure solutions for you. Our recipe for success? We realise your requirements right down to the smallest detail – and have been doing so for more than 50 years. After all, in all the time we have been manufacturing closure solutions for babies' diapers and incontinence pads, we have learned one thing: only uncompromising quality has a future. 


Introduction of the new product family FlexEar® EVOlution.

Foundation of Lohmann-koester in Tianjin,China.


koester GmbH & Co.KG becomes Lohmann-koester GmbH & Co. KG. The new company name highlights the connection between the Lohmann Adhesive Tape Group and its parent Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG.


40th anniversary of the founding of the company.


The successful market launch of koester FlexEar ® gives the company a further boost.


This year sees another successful product launch in the shape of koester Flex Hook ® Lines.


koester Internacional is founded in Guadalajara, Mexico. A remarkable success story.


New mechanical tape solutions for incontinence pads (Combi Tape) are introduced to the market. The Flex Hook ® Line is launched. The company is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 and DIN EN ISO 14001:2005.


The company achieves huge success with a further enhancement in the field of elastic tapes.


koester starts to sell its products all over the world.


koester successfully launches a new product generation: Comfort Plus® for diapers.


Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG of Neuwied acquires koester. The company name is retained.


The first phase of the construction of the present plant in Altendorf is completed.


The development of double and triple-layer closure tapes for diapers is greeted enthusiastically by the industry.


The company decides to focus on the “Hygiene” sector.


koester Industriebedarf OHG was founded on July 1st 1971. The company started with the development of double-sided adhesive tapes for sanitary towels.