History

Commitment to Innovation

Throughout our history, Polydeck has consistently developed innovative screening solutions that revolutionize the way aggregate, coal, and mining producers screen their products. What began in 1959 in Johannesburg, South Africa, is today a thriving family-owned business with a leading industry image and a unique timeline of growth and revolutionary thinking.

Timeline

  • 1959: Manfred Freissle and Helmut Rosenbusch started their screen manufacturing business in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1969: Revolutionary Polydex modular screen panel manufacturing process developed by founders
  • 1978: Polydeck Screen Corporation opened by Dieter Egler in Spartanburg, S.C., USA, introducing the Polydeck screening system concept to the Americans
  • 1981: First U.S. modular synthetic screen system installed
  • 1982: Polydeck builds manufacturing plant on Davis Chapel Road in Spartanburg
  • 1986: Expansion completed that doubles manufacturing plant
  • 1990: New administration building completed
  • 1995: Tool room added to enable in-house die making
  • 1998: Rubber screen panel product line introduced
  • 2000: Mining Industry office and warehouse opened in Antofagasta, Chile
  • 2003: Manufacturing facility expanded an additional fifty percent
  • 2006: Coal Industry office and warehouse opened in Chapmanville, West Virginia
  • 2008: Office renovation and operations administration expansion completed
  • 2009: Tool room expanded to enhance die-making capabilities

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