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From the beginnings until today — a few milestones

   
   
   

2015

Re-certification of "Made in Germany"

 

2014

80 years of Kranbau Koethen

2013

Change in shareholders
Earned "Made in Germany" certificate

 
 

2004

70 years of Kranbau Koethen
Over 5000 cranes delivered to customers around the world

2003

The 100th crane is delivered to Rohstoff Recycling Dortmund GmbH since the company was taken over by Georgsmarienhütte Holding GmbH

 
 

2000

EU Commission approved definitive
takeover of Kranbau Köthen GmbH by
Georgsmarienhütte Holding GmbH.
Company classified as part of
the crane technology division in
Georgsmarienhütte group of companies

1998

Privatised for a second time to
become Georgsmarienhütte Holding GmbH
Trading under the name of Kranbau Köthen GmbH

 
 

1997

Focus placed on the cranes business sector

1993

Privatised to become Willenborg
Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Resumption of production of opencast mining equipment
(Förderanlagen- und Kranbau Köthen GmbH)

 
 

1992

Handover of opencast mining equipment to the
Leipzig TAKRAF AG

1990

Becomes a limited liability company

 
 

1971

The two companies merge to become
VEB Förderanlagen and Kranbau Koethen

1950

Koethen conveyor plant founded
(formerly Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke)

 
 

1934

Kranbau Koethen founded
by Prof. Carl Gensel