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  • 69123 Heidelberg
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Prof. Dr. h.c. Viktor Dulger dies at the age of 80

(PresseBox) (Heidelberg, ) The founder and chair of the supervisory board of ProMinent GmbH, Prof. Dr. h.c. Viktor Dulger, died on Monday, 21 March 2016 at the age of 80. With the invention of an electronic solenoid driven metering pump in 1968, Viktor Dulger paved the way for the minimisation of chemical consumption in water treatment and numerous industrial processes. It also signalled the start of the company's rise to a leading international position. Today the ProMinent group is one of the largest enterprises in the German Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, with 2,500 employees based at 12 production sites and 55 sales and service organisations – worldwide.

Social responsibility was always extremely important to Prof. Dr. h.c. Viktor Dulger and the rest of his family. For decades the family has supported numerous social establishments and institutions working in the areas of technology and science, as well as groups and charitable projects such as the German Centre for Music Therapy Research (known since 1997 as the Viktor Dulger Institute), Heidelberg University, foundation marking the 600th anniversary of Heidelberg University and numerous associations such as the Heidelberger Hauspflegeverein (local home care association) and sports clubs. Every year the Viktor-und-Sigrid-Dulger-Foundation awards prizes for the best dissertation in the field of environmental technology, outstanding work by early career researchers or the best graduates.

Viktor Dulger's life's work was recognised in many ways during his lifetime. He was made an honorary professor of Heidelberg University of Applied Sciences and was presented with the Richard Benz Medal by the City of Heidelberg for services to the arts and sciences. He received the Rudolf Diesel Medal in gold from the Diesel board of trustees for outstanding work in the field of metering technology and water treatment. The Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Commerce and Industry awarded him the Grand Service Medal in gold with diamond for services to the Rhine-Neckar business community. Viktor Dulger received special acclaim for his achievements through the Cross and Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Service Medal of the State of Baden-Württemberg and, abroad, as Honorary General Consul of the Republic of Malta, honorary professor of the Technical University of Dalian, China and Overseas Merchant Consultant for Liaoning Province, China.

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ProMinent GmbH

For more than 50 years, the ProMinent Group has been a manufacturer of components and systems in the field of fluid metering as well as a reliable solution partner for water treatment.

Based on innovative products, comprehensive expertise in process technology and distinct application orientation, practical solutions are developed for customer-specific requirements. Thereby, ProMinent supports its customers worldwide with regard to safety, efficiency and environmental compatibility.

The Group is headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany. About 2,400 employees in 55 own sales, production and service companies as well as representations guarantee service and availability in more than 100 countries all over the world.

In addition to the treatment of public drinking and waste water, the key sectors include chemical industry, industrial water treatment, food and beverage industry, treatment of swimming pool water and oil and gas industry.

The extensive product portfolio consists of components such as metering pumps, peristaltic pumps, process controllers and sensors for water parameters; products for water treatment such as metering systems for polymers as well as complete metering systems and accessories such as chemical storage containers and transfer pumps. For the process and plant technology used in the oil, gas and energy sectors, the Group provides process metering pumps and plants from its own production.

Under its own brand ProMaqua, ProMinent offers a broad portfolio of environmentally friendly and economic water treatment and disinfection processes with highest efficiency.

The product range comprises chlorine dioxide plants, electrolysis systems, UV systems, ozone systems as well as ultrafiltration systems.

In order to be a dependable long-term partner for its customers, the Group is investing constantly both in product innovation and in state-of-the-art manufacturing processes with a high level of in-house production. 12 worldwide production facilities guarantee a consistently high standard of quality, flexibility and delivery reliability.

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