GPE stands for ‘Great Performance Engineering’

As a system supplier, we develop and produce customised solutions as required by the MedTech industry to save and protect human lives – from the initial product idea to the production of everything from simple components to highly complex modules and systems. In addition to the medical sector, we are also active in sectors such as safety and automotive & automation. We are always close to our customers, providing agile and personal advice, and even more than that – we are part of the process.

An agile corporate group with a wide range of services

The GPE Group comprises the companies GPE Plast Engineering GmbH, GPE Systeme GmbH, GPE InPlast GmbH, NICOLAY GmbH, SENSOCAB Kabelproduktion GmbH, Impetus Plastics Engineering GmbH and Multicon GmbH & Co. KG.

The GPE Group brings together outstanding individual companies to form a network for ‘Great Performance Engineering’ with a wide range of competencies and services. They encompass the development, project planning, production, assembly, testing and documentation of high-quality, customer-specific complete assemblies, complex modules and individual parts – all from a single source. Furthermore, you will benefit from our cooperative relationships with sub-suppliers, our smart logistics solutions and the use of cutting-edge technologies.

GPE company

As a system supplier with a focus on the MedTech industry, the GPE Group develops and produces customised system solutions for its customers.

Customised system solutions for your needs

With more than 750 employees worldwide and annual turnover of over 85 million euros, the GPE Group is synonymous with high-precision, highly complex and innovative system solutions made of plastic, silicone, metal and sheet metal as well as cable and sensor systems. In addition, we offer optional assembly, packaging and customised logistics solutions.

We manufacture individual system solutions for our customers on a production area spanning more than 37,200 m². This extends from subassemblies and modules to complete, ready-to-use devices whose performance is always significantly dependent on the interaction of different materials.

More than

85 Mio. €

in turnover 2019

Over

70 years

in the
MedTech industry

Over

37,200 M²

of state-of-the-art production space

Our Principles

As a system supplier to the MedTech industry, we focus on providing our customers a comprehensive range of products and services. Our proven and unique engineering, material usage and assembly expertise makes us the preferred partner to all of our customers. Through our activities, we promote safety and quality in professional patient care and help to protect human life.
The GPE Group aims to be one of the top system suppliers to the MedTech industry in Europe. We are our customers’ partners for customised system solutions – from subassemblies and modules to complete, ready-to-use devices – where the interaction of a wide variety of materials plays an important role. In this context, we are our customers’ first point of contact from development and assembly right through to the final product.
Even after more than 70 years, the desire to find new approaches and to innovate is still our driving force and an integral part of the corporate culture we live out every day at our company.

We search for and identify new trends in the markets and support companies with new ideas and products.


Across all organisational levels and production steps, professionalism and flexibility are our guiding principles that define our daily activities here at the GPE Group. This is also reflected in our Code of conduct.

Committed to professional patient care

Locations in Europe – with a global impact

The products and services manufactured by our companies and production sites throughout Europe are used worldwide, both directly by users and in the process of manufacturing other complex products.

GPE PLAST ENGINEERING GmbH

Oderstrasse 68
24539 Neumünster, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 4321 8 11 22
Fax: +49 (0) 4321 8 29 92

Managing directors:
Steven Anderson,
Ingo Schubert

GPE SYSTEME GMBH
GPE INPLAST GMBH

Gewerbestrasse 1
23942 Dassow, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 38826 886 0
Fax: +49 (0) 38826 886 14 48

Managing directors:
Steven Anderson,
Michael Leistenschneider

MULTICON GMBH & CO. KG

Industriestrasse 1
99846 Seebach, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 36929 69 30
Fax: +49 (0) 36929 69 330

Managing directors:
Steven Anderson,
Ingo Schubert

NICOLAY GMBH

Graf-Zeppelin-Strasse 21
72202 Nagold, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 7452 823 0
Fax: +49 (0) 7452 823 160

Managing directors:
Steven Anderson,
Dr. Christof Muz
Oliver Muz

SENSOCAB Kabelproduktion GmbH

Graf-Zeppelin-Strasse 21
72202 Nagold
Phone: +49 (0) 7452 823 137
Fax: +49 (0) 7452 823 180

Managing directors:
Steven Anderson,
Dr. Christof Muz

Impetus Plastics Engineering GmbH

Mostardstrasse 22
52062 Aachen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 241 9 38 31-0
Fax: +49 (0) 241 9 38 31-25

Managing directors:
Steven Anderson,
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Brinkmann,
Dipl.-Ing. Frank Jöpen
Dr. Sigrid Brinkmann

NICOLAY Romania S.R.L.

Strada Insulei, Nr: 1
540337 TARGU MURES
Romania

Phone: +49 (0) 7452 823 0
Fax: +49 (0) 7452 823 160

Managing directors:
Steven Anderson,
Dr. Christof Muz,
Oliver Muz

A seamless supply chain for cost and competitive advantages

As a system partner, our mission is to permanently complement our customers’ range of products and services through the seamless, value- and quality-orientated integration into the supply chain. Our internationally positioned supplier management activities play an important part in this regard. They enable us to realise competitive pricing for specific customer requirements.

The purchase of tools from the Asian region and the procurement of raw materials on the international commodity markets is part of the GPE Group’s daily operations. Our purchasing expertise provides our customers with clear advantages in global competition.

Certifications – for the highest standards of quality

The GPE Group’s commitment to excellence is based not only on its brand promise to deliver ‘Great Performance Engineering’, but first and foremost on the requirements of the MedTech industry, for whom we primarily work. After all, the products and systems we manufacture for our medical technology customers often have a direct impact on the safety and quality of professional patient care – in short, we play a key role in helping you to protect and save lives.

Quality assurance from A to Z – sophisticated processes

Our quality assurance activities span the entire spectrum from incoming goods to the production line, from final device inspection to outgoing goods. In order to effectively maintain our customer-orientated quality principles, we consistently rely on sophisticated production processes, supported by state-of-the-art measuring and monitoring technology.

Item measurement

  • Coordinate measurement
  • Tactile measurement (dimensional measurement, form measurement, surface measurement)
  • 3D scanning
  • Optical measurement
  • Conventional metrology
  • Surface metrology
  • Colour testing (colour spectrometer)
  • Surface tension
  • Roughness depth measurement


Other testing methods

  • Material testing
  • Hardness testing
  • Durability/reliability testing
  • Leak tests and many more

Sustainability and conservation of resources – a key responsibility

As a manufacturing company, we are aware of the effects of our business activities on the climate and environment. The GPE Group implements, monitors and evaluates measures to conserve resources and improve energy efficiency. Through optimised production technologies and processes, we want to use natural raw materials in a responsible manner, reduce emissions and minimise any negative effects on people and the environment; we also use bio-materials from renewable sources.

To us, quality also means environmental protection. This begins with the selection of materials and continues through all of our production processes:

  • Recycling production waste
  • State-of-the-art waste management concepts (waste separation system, reducing disposal costs, disposal safety)
  • Registration and evaluation of hazardous substances
  • Energy management according to DIN EN ISO 50001 and environmental management according to DIN EN ISO 14001

Our history – a constantly growing range of products and services

2020
Acquisition of Impetus Plastics Engineering GmbH

2020
Acquisition and integration of the NICOLAY Group

2019
New ownership and shareholder structure after acquisition by Capiton AG

2019
Metalworking relocated from Lübeck to Dassow

2018
Expansion and conversion of the plant in Dassow to over 10,000 m² of production space

2013
Entry into telemedicine

2010
Relocation of GPE InPlast GmbH and GPE Systeme GmbH from Lübeck to Dassow

2009
Acquisition of a manufacturing unit from Nier GmbH in Lübeck and change of name to GPE Metal Components GmbH incl. GPE Feinmechanik GmbH

2008
Acquisition of Multicon GmbH Seebach and change of name to Multicon GmbH & Co. KG

2005
Founding of GPE Engineering GmbH, Lübeck

2004
Acquisition of a division of Dräger Protec and change of name to GPE-Systeme GmbH

2003
Acquisition of Dräger InPlast GmbH Lübeck and change of name to GPE-InPlast GmbH

1990
Relocation of company headquarters from Quickborn to Neumünster

1988
Acquisition and change of name to GPE Ganderke Plast Engineering GmbH by Edwin Kloppstech

1955
Relocation to Quickborn near Hamburg

1949
Founding of the Jalei fountain pen factory by the Ganderke brothers in Hamburg