The headquarters of Knapheide in Beckum, founded by Werner Knapheide in 1967, is the engineering, sales, administration and manufacturing centre and thus the control centre of the group.
The tasks of all 6 German plants are coordinated from here. Highly qualified specialist engineers develop individual and innovative hydraulic solutions for modern automation requirements. By means of computer simulation in 3D-CAD systems, engineers and customers can experience and evaluate the new solution proposals even during the development process.
Knapheide has always worked according to the premise: "Only if you do the most important things yourself can you constantly influence the quality and further development of your products".
All components come from our own DIN ISO 9001 certified production and undergo strict quality control.
The company is therefore flying the flag for Germany as a business location and for best production quality.
The result of this uncompromising philosophy: particularly robust, durable hydraulic systems that work reliably and precisely even under extreme conditions. The Knapheide Group has all the expertise in the field of sophisticated hydraulic systems.
39 fully automatic six- and eight-spindle automatic lathes alone produce components especially for the high and ultra-high pressure range. Around 210,000 of these precision turned parts, such as hose and connection fittings, leave the factory every day.
Founded in 2013, the plant functions as a distribution and logistics centre for the entire Knapheide Group. With this newly created unit Knapheide is able to respond to customer requirements even faster and more flexibly. In the logistics centre the entire product portfolio can be accessed by means of innovative storage technology. Individual customer specifications and special delivery systems such as Kanban or the complete set composition can be implemented here. Buffer storage in the logistics centre also makes it possible to prepare our customers' production previews for defined periods of time and deliver them just in time.
We would be pleased to create individual logistics concepts in cooperation with you, which are exactly tailored to your needs.
The modern factory produces hydraulic hose lines in large series. Approx. 25,000 hose lines from DN 2 to DN 80 are assembled here every day, some of which are completely assembled according to the KANBAN system.