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The founding father - Gottfried Polysius

Andreas Ernst Gottfried Polysius

Andreas Ernst Gottfried Polysius, born on November 17, 1827 in Klein-Kühnau, son of a shepherd, initially followed in his father's footsteps but was quite dissatisfied with his assigned vocation. Upon reaching the age of majority (21 years), he started an apprenticeship as a locksmith and metalworker.

After completing his apprenticeship, Polysius traveled extensively across Europe including France, England, Austria and Italy. He also worked in France for a while, which is why he spoke not only German and English but also French.

In the spring of 1859 he passed his master's examination for the master craftsman certificate: master locksmith and metalworker in Dessau. Shortly thereafter Gottfried Polysius’ locksmith shop commenced operations in Dessau.

The founding families

Gottfried Polysius

Gottfried Polysius (1827-1886)

Otto Polysius

Otto Polysius (1863-1933)

Max Polysius

Max Polysius (1870-1932)

Gustav Polysius

Gustav Polysius (1892-1947)

Dr. Otto Polysius

Dr. Otto Polysius (1895-1944)

Walter Polysius

Walter Polysius (1898-1931)

Dr. Alexander Hasselbach

Dr. Alexander Hasselbach (-1939)

Dr. Curt Prüssing

Dr. Curt Prüssing (1896-1988)

The Polysius headquarter over the years

Polysius headquarter 1953

Polysius Headquarter 1953

Polysius Headquarter 1961

Polysius Headquarter 1961

Polysius Headquarter 1971

Polysius Headquarter 1971

Polysius Headquarter 1982

Polysius Headquarter 1982

Polysius Headquarter 2022

Polysius Headquarter 2022