ATHEX. Quality. Competence. Reliability.

Tubes, profiles and machined parts made of PMMA and PC

As a plastics specialist, we manufacture tubes, profiles and machined parts from PMMA and PC. For us as a medium-sized company, solution orientation, flexibility, quality and adherence to deadlines are enormously important. This is the only way to achieve our very high levels of customer satisfaction.

Since our foundation in 2001, we have been manufacturing at our headquarters in Werl and supplying customers all over the world. As a specialist for optically sophisticated semi-finished products made of translucent plastics, we are experts in the most diverse and challenging areas of application. Through innovative developments and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, we offer our customers the highest possible quality.

In 2021 we joined the Italian Minadek Group. This merger has enabled us to offer you an even larger product portfolio in the area of tubes and profiles. The management and all contact persons with us remain the same.

More information about Minadek s.r.l.

ATHEX. Responsibility.

As ATHEX we are part of the society and therefore see it as a matter of course to take responsibility beyond our own company and to encourage but also demand necessary change processes.

Environmental sustainability

This is not just a concept for us: responsible behaviour and more energy-efficient production form the basis for economic success with consideration for our environment. A thoughtful approach to our planet characterises our current and future actions and underlines our sense of duty for our special socio-political responsibility as a company.


  • Continuous investment in more energy-efficient production facilities
  • Utilisation of production waste and reintroduction into the production cycle as recyclate (up to 100%; use of recyclates depends on the customer and product)
  • Efficient production planning to avoid unnecessary product and material changes and the resulting waste

Company premises/ building

  • Around 5,000 m2 of the 17,000 m2 are built on. This means that 70 % of the company site is left in its natural state
  • We have our own biotope, which provides a habitat for native animals and insects
  • No sealed ground surfaces in the outdoor area
  • Light and motion sensors to control the interior lighting in the building
  • Use of energy-saving lights in the office and production areas
  • Timer-controlled outdoor lighting to minimise light pollution and energy consumption


  • Required energy demand is provided entirely by renewable energies
  • Electrified vehicle fleet

We are also involved in various environmentally orientated development projects. This makes it possible, for example, to use extruded tubes in the field of algae cultivation and for the utilisation of geothermal energy.



Our compliance culture is defined by a binding adherence to applicable laws as well as a fair partnership with all customers, suppliers, employees and other interested parties of the company. The standards and rules set out in our Compliance Policy are therefore not only binding for our employees, we also expect compliance from all business partners and institutions that have a relationship with our company. Among other things, we advocate fair competition, respect for human rights and a comprehensive ban on discrimination.


Social sponsoring

ATHEX is a founding member of the association Wirtschaft für Werl. This association is made up of local companies that feel a connection to the city of Werl. Since it was founded in 2009, we have already donated over half a million euros to provide targeted support to all schools and kindergartens in the city of Werl to promote language skills, which are often lacking. It is not only children from a migrant background, but also many German-speaking children for whom this project opens up the possibility of a new understanding of learning.

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