Pioneering lock, hinge and fastening technology for more than 30 years
Established in 1991 by Dieter Ramsauer, we develop, manufacture, and sell innovative components for enclosure construction with a primary focus on pioneering new products that exceed your requirements.
With numerous patents and an international focus, DIRAK has become one of the world’s leading technology and system providers.
As proof of our continuous goal to offer the best and perfect solution for you, we currently offer more than 4,500 products in our catalog. In order to meet all of our goals, DIRAK employees over 500 people globally and owns and operates 6 production and assembly facilities, in the United States, China, India, and the Middle East.
Additionally, DIRAK is represented and supported by 32 distributors who are experienced and knowledgeable about DIRAK products and are able to cover other regions globally where DIRAK does not have a facility.
With this international network, we are capable of serving various industries, and are always available with our knowledge and expertise to develop customized solutions for your specific applications.
On April 23, 2021, Dieter Ramsauer, founder and proprietor of DIRAK GmbH, died suddenly and unexpectedly in Ennepetal, shortly before the age of 82.
"I am one hundred percent an optimist. I am incapable of thinking negatively."
With this attitude towards life, Dieter Ramsauer successfully established and led the company and his employees for 30 years. As a brilliant inventor and passionate entrepreneur, he left his mark on those who worked with him while creating an atmosphere of togetherness and solidarity in the company.
As a qualified toolmaker following his technical training at the Technical-Scientific Vocational Institute (Tewifa), he was responsible at an early stage as a designer for products in industrial applications. In this capacity he developed solutions for forklift truck attachments before moving to what was then one of the largest automotive suppliers, where he developed new products for new market segments. This was the genesis of his future developments, which set worldwide standards in housing production, and even today are still the basis on which many well known companies design their products.
In 1991 Dieter Ramsauer founded DIRAK and developed the company to its current level of global significance with over 600 employees worldwide and with subsidiaries and sales partners in numerous countries. With pioneering latch, hinge and fastening solutions, the company was always rooted in the tradition of its founder's inventive spirit and will also continue in the future as he meant it to be. He set the course for orderly succession himself.