In 2008, PHOENIX Dichtungstechnik GmbH (Roof Waterproofing Division) is spun off from the Continental Group through a management buy-out, with a view to successfully and independently continuing the rich traditional history of manufacturing high-tech elastomer products at the German sites in Hamburg and Waltershausen. The managing partners Jürgen Werner and Gregor Ellegast have already had close ties with the company for many years and are now not only successfully continuing the work of the PDT Group (PHOENIX Dichtungstechnik GmbH) in their new independent venture; they are also developing new prospects and a promising strategy which further establishes the PDT Group as a leading manufacturer of unique premium products – primarily RESITRIX® – on the international stage.