Established at January 15th, 1900 by Dr. Rudolf Alberti in Bad Lauterberg in the Harz-region of Germany, Deutsche Baryt-Industrie has been producing top-quality Barytes products for more than 120 years. Originally a mining company, Deutsche Baryt-Industrie today is a worldwide acknowledged refiner of Barytes (crude ore) from selected deposits.
Up to the end of the sixties the company was owned by the Alberti-family, afterwards Kali Chemie AG and Sachtleben AG took over 50 % of the shares each. Since 2004 Sachtleben Bergbau GmbH & Co. KG (75 %) and Sachtleben Chemie GmbH (25 %) shared the company. As of late (2016) Sachtleben Minerals GmbH & Co. KG has become the sole owner of Deutsche Baryt-Industrie GmbH & Co. KG.
Regional Barytes deposits in the Harz-region and other parts of Germany have been the basic conditions for the formation of the company in Bad Lauterberg. In the year 1900 Dr. Rudolf Alberti, Chemist and Manufacturer, bought the company and developed the mining and refining of the crude ore on a grand scale as well.
Since 1990, top-quality barite raw materials have been procured on the world market. These initially supplemented the company’s own raw material reserves, but eventually replaced them completely when these were depleted in 2007.
By upgrading the existing equipment with new milling and air classifying technologies, Deutsche Baryt-Industrie has been facing up to the increasing requirements of modern fillers finally.
Dr. Rudolf Alberti