A whirlwind journey

Even though much has changed over the last 50 years: our passion for concrete remains. We would like to take you on a journey through time that starts in the 1960s.

1964
The two brothers Elmar and Konrad Dorner found the company "Dorner elektronische Sondergeräte" (Dorner special electronic equipment). The first sequence controls are built. The focus was on process control systems already in 1964.
1972
The first dosing computer, the PDS8 or PDS80, is built based on the first microprocessors available from Intel. The development of its own computer hardware was to remain an important differentiating feature of Dorner for almost 20 years.
1982
The PDS8 or PDS80 receives a GUI (Graphical Unit Interface). Operation is made significantly easier as a result.
1988
Andreas Dorner, the son of the company founder Elmar Dorner, joins the company.
1992
The PDS320 appears - and with it the last hardware built in-house.
1998
Dorner announces the first PC-based control with the PDS NT. The operating system decision – Windows was chosen – was anything but simple at that time.
1998
Andreas Dorner takes over the business management from his father Elmar and uncle Konrad Dorner. Andreas Dorner establishes the company as software market leader in the construction materials industry.
2005
The process control system DornerControl with DEVIS user interface is announced. The continuously further developed software is still in use today.
2008
The product portfolio is expanded: DornerOptimize simplifies planning in the construction materials industry.
2012
The compact control system DornerBatch comes onto the market. The software rapidly develops into the reference product for the control of concrete plants. The graphic user interface, developed in co-operation with the University of Applied Sciences in Vorarlberg, is unique in the sector.
2016
Andreas Dorner founds Dorner Holding based in Egg. Along with Dorner Electronic GmbH, Dorner ASP AG based in Heerbrugg (CH) also operates under the umbrella of the holding. The holding supports the Dorner companies during the digital transformation with the extension of the added value chain beyond concrete manufacture and distribution.
2018
The owner Andreas Dorner transfers the operative business management of Dorner Electronic GmbH to Michael Jäger and Peter Germann. Both Jäger and Germann are long-standing employees of the company.