Chronicle of Durwen Maschinenbau (as of 09/2018)

1947 Incorporation by Nikolaus Durwen as locksmith for the local building material industry

1970 Manufacturing of attachments (mainly brick clamps and buckets)
Heinz Durwen expands the business on a national level

1985 approx. 25 employees

1998 Takeover of business by Klaus Durwen

1998 Redevelopment of multi pallet handlers

1998 Office expansion: 600 m²

2000 Construction of production hall 5: 560 m²

2001 Innovation award "SUCCESS“ by ISB ("Investitions und Strukturbank des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz")
for the development of a double pallet handler for forklift trucks

2004 Construction of production hall 6 and paint shop: 870 m²

2005 Redesign and redevelopment of all attachments

2007 Construction of production hall 7: 450 m²

2009 Construction of three production halls 8-10: 2650 m²

2010 Acquisition of neighbouring premises with hall: 2100 m²

2011 Construction of production hall 14-15: 1120 m²

2013 Innovation award "SUCCESS“ by ISB ("Investitions und Strukturbank des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz")
for the development of a profile-guided clamp for forklift trucks

2014 Construction of production hall 14-15: 840 m²

2014 Sebastian Durwen joins the company

2017 Acquisition of neighbouring premises with hall: 2200 m²

2017 approx. 235 employees

2017 Construction of new office building and production hall: 2600 m²

2018 Opening of premises for rental and refurbished units

2018 Alexander Durwen joins the company

2018 Acquisition of production hall and office building in Mayen

2019 Launch of Durwen factory II in Mayen with 1600 square meters hall space

2021 Construction start of three production halls

2022 Launch Cutting Hall 21, 22, 23 with 3500 square meters

since 2017 Partner of the local fire brigade: Supporting the fire brigade of Plaidt to enable immediate operational readiness on regular weekdays

Durwen Factory I Plaidt, März 2022

 Durwen Luftbild Plaidt 2022 web


 Durwen Factory II Mayen, März 2022

 Durwen Luftbild Mayen 05 2021 web









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  • Visit us at LogiMAT 2023

    LogiMAT 2023 - International Trade Fair for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management
    April 25 - April 27, 2023 | 9 AM - 5 PM
    Hall 10, Booth B39

  • Durwen energy audit


  • Durwen new welding certificate

    Schweisszertifikat 12 2021 ENG web


  • Durwen SmartForks

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    If the view is restricted by the load, you can only rely on your intuition. You no longer have to accept this. SmartFork® enable a better view on everything otherwise hidden, making your work a lot safer with an unobstructed view. Intuition meets precision – in a tool which makes working as efficient and safe as no other fork before. 

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Durwen Maschinenbau GmbH | August-Horch-Straße 5 | D-56637 Plaidt | Telefon: +49 2632-7000-0 | Telefax: +49 2632-72715

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