Bellmer acquires Kufferath Machine Building Division
Gebr. Bellmer GmbH Maschinenfabrik located in Niefern, Germany has acquired the former machine building division of Andreas Kufferath GmbbH + Co KG in Düren, also Germany.
Kufferath with its product series AKUPRESS® is regarded as the leader of the screw press technology worldwide. Experience gained through decades and numerous trademark rights form the basis for this.
For example, only Kufferath screw presses are provided with a movable screen basket that allows to make optimal use of the torque produced. Thus, highest possible throughputs upon best possible dry contents are achieved.
Bellmer will continue this former line of business with a 100 % subsidiary company, operating under the name of „Bellmer-Kufferath Machinery GmbH“ at the company location in Düren. Bellmer has bought the halls for production and assembly with a base area of 2,600 sqm together with the related estate of 13,500 sqm.
The management of this new “GmbH” corporation will be assumed by Dr. Uwe Krieger, former division executive, as well as by the Bellmer managing partners Martin Kollmar, Erich and Philipp Kollmar. Sales management will be continued by chief executive Thomas von Bothmer. Simultaneously, the entire staff of 50 of the machine building division has been taken over.
With these 50 new employees, the Bellmer group has a staff of 375 people worldwide. The Bellmer group is a family-owned company, established in 1842. Bellmer is managed in the 6th generation by the three brothers Philipp, Martin and Erich Kollmar. The Bellmer group features 2 divisions: In the Bellmer Pulp & Paper Technology paper machines for special applications are manufactured. The Bellmer Separation Technology offers with its Winklepresses™ and Turbodrains™ solutions for the field of solid/liquid separation.
Kufferath screw presses are mainly used for the treatment of rejects as well as for the dewatering of sludge and stock in the paper industry. Additionally, innovative applications for the separation / dewatering of waste and digestate have been developed in recent years.
Thanks to the AKUFORM® line, Kufferath machine building has a reputation for the manufacturing of dandy roll systems for special paper machines all over the world.
Kufferath machine building division also features great service performance. Equipped with a top machine outfit and a committed staff, repairs are carried through on a short-term basis at high quality level. Any interested company can rent numerous mobile plants for the development and testing of new applications.
The products of Bellmer and Kufferath machine building division perfectly complement one another. – This will assure Bellmer’s market position as the leading manufacturer in the field of solid / liquid separation.