Foundation in 1952
In may 1952, Heinz Kerpen, president and owner of the Kerpen Cable Factory, decided to make use of his experience in the design and production of machines for the cable industry and founded the Stolberger Maschinen- und Apparatebau GmbH.
A small shop grew up to be a modern industrial enterprise
The original staff was 12 at the time of foundation and increased rapidly to a payroll of 350, in modern production and administration buildings, with the design, production and sale of machines for the cable and rope industries. The continuous exchange of experience with the Kerpen Cable Factory was to the advantage of both companies and, above all, that of the clients. In 1970 the acquisition of the machine factory Niehaus, Düsseldorf, expanded the range of products for the cable and wire rope industries.
Products for all kinds of work in the cable and rope industries
The present range of products of Stolberger Maschinenfabrik includes all types of capstans, drum twisters, cage stranders, high speed tubular stranders, bow type stranders, pay-offs and take-ups and a variety of auxiliary equipment. Owing to this practical experience with these machines all requirements of the cable and steel rope industry can be solved.
An experienced staff of engineers and technicians works on solving individual problems
The complicated production facilities of the cable and rope industries must be adapted continuously to the latest development and often have to be geared to the solution of very special individual problems. The engineers and technicians of Stolberger KMB-Maschinenfabrik do their best to come up with optimum solutions for all problems.
In the beginning of the year 2002 the company was taken over by the German WILMS-Group and a new company was founded under the name Stolberger KMB-Maschinenfabrik GmbH.