For 25 years, Winkler und Dünnebier Süßwarenmaschinen GmbH has been located - together with its sister company Maschinenbau Runkel GmbH - at the company headquarters in Rengsdorf/Gerrmany.
On April 10, 1997, the then managing directors of MBR, Oswald and Rainer Runkel, took the bold step of acquiring the confectionery division of Winkler + Dünnebier in Neuwied, including all employees of the division. On April 12, 1997 Winkler und Dünnebier Süßwarenmaschinen GmbH was founded. Oswald and Rainer Runkel initially managed the business together with Roland Eberhard and Werner Daufenbach. Since 2000, Rainer Runkel has been the sole managing director of WDS and MBR.