It was located in Alsdorf, Germany.
Vinyl pressings can be identified by 'WMME Alsdorf' stamped into the runout area.
CDs can be identified as follows:
1. 'WME' or 'WMME' stamped into the hub (1991 - 1996), or
2. a mastering date after the 9+2(.3) matrix string: e.g. 812272256-2 WME 10/96 (late 1996 to late 1999), or
3. a letter and two numbers after the 9+2(.3) matrix string, e.g. 857383662-2.3 V01 (late 1999 to late 2002), or
4. three letters after the 9+2(.3) + V01 matrix string, e.g. 256468068-3 V01 DTD (late 2002 - October 2003).
Important note: For post September 2003 releases it cannot be defined who glass mastered and / or pressed the disc (WMME Alsdorf or Cinram).
Neither plant should therefore be added for post September 2003 releases and where the exact date is not known.
Usual SID Mastering codes: IFPI L011, IFPI L012, IFPI L013, IFPI L016, IFPI L017.
Usual SID Mould codes: IFPI 05** / IFPI 06**
These codes are indicative only as they have also been used by predecessors and succors.
Note: The Warner 'big w' logo in the matrix of a CD is by itself not indicative for the CD having been pressed by WMME. It's an indicator that the CD is a pressing of a Warner related artist.
Previous name and facility history: Record Service Alsdorf.
Sold in July 2003 to Cinram and became Cinram GmbH in October 2003.
Note on vinyl:
WMME Alsdorf manufactured both small and large centre hole editions of 7"s and used the same label layout for both editions. This procedure partially affected the layout of the large centre hole editions and the record appears to be 'dinked'. Actually the record was manufactured and sold in this form. Alsdorf 7" editions with large centre hole were exclusively distributed within Continental Europe and should be submitted seperately.
The last vinyl record was pressed on 04 September 1998.