From start-up to company in 20 years



Ulm/Neu-Ulm Urban Development Association, Augsburgerstr. 15, 89231 Neu-Ulm



  • 17:30: Arrival
  • 18:00: Welcome by Dr.-Ing. Peter Gluche and Lord Mayor Gunter Czisch
  • 18:15: Company presentation GFD Gesellschaft für Diamantprodukte mbH
  • 18:45: Tour of the production facility
  • 19:15: From start-up to SME company: What skills are required and what stumbling blocks need to be overcome? Follow-up: Questions to the management
  • 19:45: Exchange and snack


The Gesellschaft für Diamantprodukte mbH was founded in 1999 by Dr. Peter Gluche, the current managing partner. Originally a spin-off from the University of Ulm and the Daimler Research Center in the Science Park Ulm, the company has since established itself and moved its headquarters to Neu-Ulm in 2018. An important step towards increasing production capacity. Gesellschaft für Diamantprodukte mbH currently employs 18 people and is a training company. GFD produces diamond coatings by means of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and processes them into watch components, blades, tools, balls and scalpels using semiconductor technology. With this technology, workpieces with an edge length of up to 500 mm can be coated and processed with diamond.