70 years of ZDS - that means many special moments, numerous candies and countless trainees, participants and members of the confectionery industry from all over the world who have accompanied us since then!
We would like to take you on a little time travel through 70 years of our history and celebrate our anniversary in a digital way in 2021: With videos, raffles, actions, little anecdotes and greetings from our members, sponsors, students and alumni.
On June 18, 2021, our digital anniversary event will take place with a great program - let yourself be surprised!
The ZDS is not only a training and further education institution, it is much more, 'much more than learning': A family industry platform that has set itself the goal of constantly informing not only the next generation, but also adults about current industry-specific developments.
The ZDS team has been fulfilling this task for more than 70 years now. Supported by many companies from the confectionery industry and their machine and raw material suppliers, the ZDS has been able to gain an excellent reputation as a unique institution, also internationally.
That's why we are sincerely grateful to our members, supporters, employees and friends of the ZDS. Let us shape the future together, a future characterized by digital opportunities and great technical and social innovations!
Well-trained specialists are the cornerstone and guarantor for ensuring the qualitative performance of modern companies. The ZDS is pursuing this goal for future generations as well.
Celebrate with us, true to the motto: "70 years of ZDS - connection by confectionery!"
Executive Member of the Board of ZDS e.V.
Connection by confectionery - this is also shown by the video messages and greetings below!
Every week, we will introduce you here to personalities who are closely associated with the ZDS and talk about their history or their journey with the ZDS. The series starts with Andreas Coppenrath, Chairman of the Board of ZDS.
By clicking on the respective image, you can watch the video and also enlarge it. We wish you a lot of fun while discovering!
Ehemaliger Schulleiter der ZDS
Lehrer für Betriebstechnik, Rohstoffkunde und Produktentwicklung
Herr Kalkreuter erzählt ein wenig über seine Zeit als Schüler und über die Veränderungen an der ZDS.
Did you know?
On January 28, 1951, the "Association of the Central College of the German Confectionery Industry" (ZDS) was founded in Dortmund.
So if you have been a member of ZDS for 35 years, you will receive a 35% discount on a course/seminar of your choice!
You are not a member of ZDS or have been with us for less than 15 years? No problem - in our anniversary year we grant a 15% discount on all courses and seminars!*
You can find the complete seminar program here on our website.