History of DG Group
1973 Company Foundation
Glaser-Dirks Flugzeugbau GmbH is founded and the company moves into the workshop in Bruchsal-Untergrombach at the foot of Michelsberg.
2005 DG Composites GmbH
DG Kunststofftechnik GmbH is established in 2005. Experience gained from DG Flugzeugbau’s labor can now be utilized for other branches of industry. In 2016 DG Kunststofftechnik GmbH changes its name into DG Composites.
2009 DG-1001Club for the USAF
The “Club” version of the DG-1001 wins two calls for bids by the US Air Force Academy. During the next two years DG Flugzeugbau produces 19 gliders to be shipped to the Academy in Colorado Springs. Since the 1980s this is the largest order to be placed to a solitary sailplane manufacturer.
2013 CNC-Milling Machine and Cutting Table
Major investments follow and a 3-axis CNC milling machine along with a large plotter, measuring 7m are purchased. Consequently DG’s production gets more flexibility and the economic viability grows. Gradually more and more components are digitalized and automatically processed.