KLEEMANN: Innovations in crushing and screening

As a traditional manufacturing company, KLEEMANN draws its strength from the employees of its native region, Swabia. Diligence and inventiveness have always been the mainspring of economic success in the region.

In 1857, Ferdinand Kleemann set up a file cutting shop which subsequently became the first industrial plant in Obertürkheim near Stuttgart. Over the course of time, Kleemann also included in its production range forage harvesting machines and other agricultural implements which were distributed and sold throughout Germany.

Then, towards the end of the 19th century, the company also began to produce circular saws, eccentrics and spindle presses. In the early 20th century, the company operated under the name Kleemann’s Vereinigte Fabriken and launched its first activities in the field of processing of rock and stone.

After the Second World War, processing plants for the natural rock and stone industry became one of the company’s main products. The hard rock crushing department developed particularly well and became the core element in the company’s activities, also due to its expanding business abroad.

In the subsequent years, the company became one of the main forces driving the development of tracked mobile crushing and screening plants in both the natural stone and rock industry and in the recycling sector. In 2006, Wirtgen acquired a majority holding of 80% in the company.