German Pressing Plants

By manus-von-alles manus-von-alles
updated 4 months ago

The beginning of a list of German pressing plants. At the moment we collect more infos at https://www.discogs.com/group/thread/769510 - you can also join the thread in English for further help.

  1. Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft Pressing Plant

    Till end of 1972, then renamed to Phonodisc GmbH
    DGG plant/Phonodisc GmbH sequential numbers for Metronome https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/751018

  2. Phonodisc GmbH

    Successor of Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft Pressing Plant
    January 1973 until February 1978
    DGG plant/Phonodisc GmbH sequential numbers for Metronome https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/751018

  3. PRS Hannover

    Successor of Phonodisc GmbH
    February 1978 until December 1985 and again September 1991 until December 1992.
    Renamed to PDO, Germany
    DGG plant/Phonodisc GmbH sequential numbers for Metronome https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/751018

  4. PDO, Germany

    Successor of PRS Hannover from January 1986 until September 1991

  5. Record Service Alsdorf

    1976 untill 1991
    Became WMME Alsdorf

  6. WMME Alsdorf

    Successor of Record Service Alsdorf from 1991 until 2003

  7. Cinram GmbH

    Successor of WMME Alsdorf since the end of 2003

  8. Taunus Ton Technik

    Founded 1971 till 1976
    then became Interpress

  9. Interpress

    Successor of Taunus Ton Technik
    from 1976 until around 1995

  10. Optimal Media Production

    October 1997 untill September 2011

  11. Optimal Media GmbH

    since October 1, 2011

  12. Sonopress

    1957 until 2004

  13. Sonopress Arvato

    Successor of Sonopress from July 1, 2004 untill 2008

  14. Arvato Digital Services

    2007 untill 2012.

  15. 17

    Arvato

    Arvato

    Successor of Arvato Digital Services since late 2011

  16. R.A.N.D. Muzik

    Since 1998

  17. Duophonic GbR

    Since 2005
    https://www.duophonic.de/

  18. Rhein-Main Schallplatten-Produktion GmbH

    7" pressing plant, active 1965 untill 1985