Gräbener Pressensysteme Celebrates 100th Birthday

In the early years, Gräbener’s product range also included tube lines. © Schuler.
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As a company for “iron and sheet metal construction”, Gräbener Pressensysteme was entered in the local commercial register in Siegen, Germany, on 6th October 1921. 100 years later, the company enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide, especially as a specialist for knuckle-joint and coin minting presses. “We are proud of our long history,” says Managing Director Martin Stahlschmidt. “The vast experience goes into each of our customer projects.”

After being founded by Theodor Gräbener, the company initially manufactures a wide variety of constructions such as pipelines, bridges or steam and pressure boilers. During the Second World War, “Gräbener & Comp.” mainly manufactures transport vessels for railroads. The sons Theo and Hermann Gräbener then add eccentric and knuckle-joint presses to their product portfolio in the 1950s.

In 1974, the company moves into the manufacture of large-diameter pipes. Dr. Theodor Gräbener, the grandson of the company founder, discontinued the production of boilers six years later. In 1985, the company is divided into Theodor Gräbener Großrohr and Theodor Gräbener Pressensysteme. This part was finally taken over by Schuler in 1988.

The specialist for knuckle-joint and coin minting presses, based in Netphen-Werthenbach, has been part of Schuler since 1988. © Schuler.

With its new owner, Gräbener Pressensysteme gained access to a worldwide sales and service network. At the same time, the company managed to maintain its independence and regularly came up with groundbreaking innovations in knuckle-joint technology. Gräbener supplies its highly productive coin and medal minting presses to institutions around the globe.

“In addition to our business partners, my thanks go especially to our employees,” emphasizes Managing Director Martin Stahlschmidt. “Without them, Gräbener Press Systems would not be what we are today. With their high level of commitment, we will overcome current and also future challenges in order to always offer our customers the best solution.”


For further information visit the website of the Schuler Group and Gräbener Pressensysteme.

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