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Background

In 1985, Horst Müller founded the company FMCP on behalf of the Belgian stainless steel foundry Magotteaux S.A. with the original production plant for melting crucibles and an associated development laboratory in Düsseldorf.

The focus of research was on the field of special ceramics and wear technology. Thus, almost 25 years ago top quality ceramic grinding balls had already been created.
The parent company, Magotteaux S.A., benefited from these technical developments and established the grinding ball factory Megaceram S.A. in Belgium.

As technical director, the pioneer Horst Müller was tasked with building the factory. Several years later the production facility in Dusseldorf was to be privatized. Again, it was Horst Müller, who made an important decision. He took over the Belgian branch and in 1991 founded GTS (Gieß-Technische-Sonderkeramik GmbH & KG).Over the next ten years, his path always led him back to the parent company.As a consultant, he put his meanwhile invaluable knowledge at the disposal of the Magotteaux group. In the meantime, he promoted the expansion and continued technical development of GTS.

Over time, the successful use of GTS products led the company to expand. This positive development ensured that GTS developed into a well-established company in the areas of precision casting, jewellery casting, laboratory, and medical technology, and in some sectors even became the market leader. Through the permanent growth of GTS, Andreas Müller was promoted to a management position in 2004. He set new and decisive impulses, allowing GTS to undergo another burst in development.

In 2005, GTS acquired the ceramic foundry Megaceram S.A. and shifted production from Belgium to Düsseldorf. The result was a further strengthening of GTS in the international market, resulting in increased involvement in research and development projects. Meanwhile, more than 35 universities and research centres benefit from this collaboration. Areas such as gel casting, isopressing, platinum melting, and the development of artificial bones, container crucible for solar technology, reaction chambers for biogas energy production were significantly influenced by GTS in jointly supported programmes.