About Us

Constantly Innovating
Towards Our Goal

Our Team

Our Founders

In 2010, in response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Polycare was founded. Dr. Gerhard Dust and Gunther Plötner were looking for a way to build affordable, durable and comfortable houses made of locally available (secondary) raw materials without the need for expensive equipment. This led to the foundation of our philosophy that we still inherit today and also to our beautiful headquarters in the middle of the Thuringian Forest.

If you want to read more about our history, feel free to dive through our blog posts from that time.

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Polycare Founders Dr. Gerhard Dust and Gunther Plötner
Our Leadership Team

Our leadership team, with years of experience, drive forward our mission to revolutionise the construction industry and motivate to continuously push the boundaries.

Our Team Leads

Our technical minds steering our innovations and empowering our teams to implement sustainable solutions operationally.

Our R&D Team

Our Material Scientists, Chemists and Environmental Engineers passionately develop groundbreaking building materials on our way to a regenerative future.

Our Production Team

The engine behind our technical excellence and sustainable production processes.

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Andreas Göbel
Chemist
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Andreas Kunsmann
Co-CEO
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Benedikt Musiol
Development Engineer
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Felix Bauroth
Head of Product
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Dr. Gaone Koma
Head of Material Science
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Dr. Gerhard Dust
Founder & CEO
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Heiko Wehmeyer
Logistics & Facility Manager
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Isabel Faller
Head of Strategic Partnerships & People
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Jürgen Fischer
Process Technician & Production Lead
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Michael Preuß
Production
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Michel Schmeck
Head of Systems Engineering
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Narendra Donthula
Architect
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Nicolas Schönberger
Video & Content Creation
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Patrick Müller
Material Scientist
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Paul Jekal
Production
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Philipp Scherer
Head of Sustainability
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Robby Lenz
Production
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Robert Rösler
CTO
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Silvia Reschke
CFO
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Tibor Bädecker
Head of Factory Tech
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Tim Kaiser
Accounting & Finance

A Quick History

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Prizes & Awards

Winner of the UNIDO ITPO
Global Call 2021

We are very proud winners of the UNIDO ITPO Global Call 2021 in the category "Circular Production and Industrial Processes". The award is dedicated to our work in the context of our efforts to integrate local secondary raw materials into the production of our Polyblocks that can be re-used again after dismantling a building after the end-of-life. At Polycare we are calling this Material Circularity and Building Circularity.

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Winner of the German Entrepreneurship Award for Development 2021

The German Entrepreneurship Award for Development is conferred every two years on the initiative of the Carl-Duisberg-Gesellschaft e.V. (CDG) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The award honours the commitment of companies in developing and emerging countries that goes beyond the corporate objective and that benefits the local people. Polycare is the awardee in category A that is intended for companies that are already operating successfully abroad and make a contribution towards improving local social or environmental conditions, over and above their entrepreneurial activity.

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