History

We are going to take you on a journey to the early days of KHS GmbH.

Find out here how KHS GmbH, today based in Dortmund, has become one of the most innovative and internationally active companies in the filling and packaging industry for the beverage, food and non-food industries.

1868 – 1897

1868

Formation of Holstein & Kappert (H&K), Dortmund, Germany

1879

Formation of L.A. Enzinger, Worms, Germany

1887

Setting up of the Seitz plants, Bad Kreuznach, Germany

1897

Formation of Enzinger Union Werke AG, Mannheim, Germany                    

1960 – 1982

1960

Formation of Holstein & Kappert Inc. Waukesha, USA, as the first international branch of H&K

1962/64

H&K acquires 72 % of a Brazilian mechanical engineering company, the later “KHS Indústria de Máquinas Ltda” in São Paulo

1977

Klöckner-Werke AG (KW) in Duisburg, Germany, initially acquires 51% of H&K. The stake is increased to 100% in subsequent years.

1982

Merger of Seitz Werke GmbH in Bad Kreuznach, Noll Maschinenfabrik GmbH in Minden and Enzinger Union Werke AG in Mannheim into Seitz Enzinger Noll Maschinenbau AG (SEN) with headquarters in Bad Kreuznach.

1982

Klöckner-Werke takes a 24% stake in SEN and increases this stake to more than 90% by 1988/89.

1993 – 1999

1993

Merger of the companies H&K and SEN to form KHS Maschinen- und Anlagenbau AG in Dortmund, Germany

1997

Acquisition of the Grässle company in Karlsruhe, Germany

1997

Joint venture with an Indian mechanical engineering company to form KHS Machinery Pvt. Ltd.

1999

Acquisition of the Anker company in Hamburg, Germany

2000 - heute

2000

Acquisition of the GEA Till company in Kriftel, Germany

2003

Acquisition of Kisters Maschinenbau GmbH in Kleve, Germany, a subsidiary of Klöckner-Werke

2003

Acquisition of KHS Metec GmbH in Niederzissen, Germany

2006

KHS acquires 70 % of a Chinese company, GLM2 in Shantou, whose core competencies are in filling technology for the beer industry. The joint venture operates under the name KHS China GLM2 Co. Ltd.

2007

Salzgitter AG acquires a majority stake in Klöckner-Werke

2008

Klöckner-Werke AG acquires the group of companies SIG Corpoplast, SIG Plasmax, both in Hamburg, Germany, SIG Asbofill in Neuss, Germany, and SIG Moldtec in Essen, Germany.

1. May 25, 2010

Conversion of KHS AG (Stock Corporation) into a GmbH (Limited Liability Corporation)

2. January 2011

KHS becomes a 100% sub-subsidiary of Salzgitter AG

May 2012

Ending of GLM2 joint venture