History

1776
  • Founded in Rasslitz as a smithy.
1891
  • Takeover by master smith Lius Kühne.
1945
  • Continued by Erhardt Kühne.
1951
  • Manufacture of the first conveying system for a coal trader.
  • Rapid growth of the production of conveying systems within this region – for agriculture, coal, pit & quarry and building materials.
1976
  • Dipl.-Ing. Frank Kühne took over the business from his father.
  • Further development of specialized conveying technology.
1987
  • Sole supplier for complex hop, conveying, metering and packaging systems.
  • Series production of flexible conveying systems.
1990
  • Company extension and moving from Rasslitz to Lommatzsch.
  • Location area: 30,000 m².
  • Investing in buildings, machinery and plant technology.
  • Comprehensive extension of the manufacture of conveying systems and planning for gravel and crushed rock plants.
  • Innovative developments: for example, the mobile wagon unloading unit.
  • Filing of various patents: among other things, the "Kühne hood" conveyor belt cover.
  • Introduction of CAD equipment.
2000
  • Continuous expansion over several industries: recycling, environment, chemical and foods.
2003
  • Matthias Kühne is taking over the family-run business.
  • Father and son are forming a good symbiosis: experience and know-how as well as fresh entrepreneurship.
  • First participation in exhibitions: Entsorga, BAUMA, IFAT.
2007
  • Start of the carrying roller production.
2008
  • Decision: a three-year investment plan.
2009
  • Extension: "Hall 2" for separate final assembly.
  • "Verification of Suitability, Class C".
2010
  • Extension: erection of a new representative management building.
  • Introduction: 3D-CAD Inventor.
2011
  • Beginning of construction: "Hall 3" for storage and logistics.
  • Certification of "Manufacturer's Qualification, Class D".
2012
  • Stepwise modernization: "Hall 1" for production.
  • Introduction: web-based ERP system "APlus".

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