We link tradition and innovation!
For generations, the name Kesseböhmer has stood for innovative solutions – a strong blend of design, function and quality.
Josef and Heinrich J. Kesseböhmer begin manufacturing baskets and riddles for potato-sorting machines built by Becker & Co., Dahlinghausen.
Adding a PVC-coating system enables Kesseböhmer to expand into production of plastic-coated decorative items and sales and display stands.
The first new building (1500 sqm) expands production capacity for presentation and display systems.
Sales 1961: DM 1 million
Fluidized-bed coating system for plastic coating goes into operation.
The first electroplating plant in Dahlinghausen becomes operational.
Bohmte plant opened. A new, advanced powder-coating system expands surface-coating capacity in Dahlinghausen.
The first INTERZUM in 1969 – with Kesseböhmer
Sales 1970: DM 12 million
1975 bis 1990
On the death of his father, Josef Kesseböhmer, Heinrich J. Kesseböhmer takes over as head of the company
Sales 1979: DM 35 million
The Bohmte plant installs a powder-coating system.
Development and launch of “Chrome Line” for the furniture industry.
Renovation and expansion of an historic half-timbered building in Dahlinghausen as a showroom for Furniture Fittings Systems.
Sales 1990: DM 100 million
Oliver Kesseböhmer joins the company management.
Acquisition of a company in Weilheim near Stuttgart expands the product portfolio to include advanced systems for office ergonomics and built-in fittings for caravans. Takeover of a components supplier for furniture fittings in Herrnhut in Saxony.
Sales 1998: DM 200 million
Takeover of the shopfitting systems supplier STOREbest in Lübeck to complete the product range for the Store Fixtures and Product Display business unit.
The Bohmte plant is expanded by around 7,000 sqm.
Plant in Dahlinghausen expanded by around 12,000 sqm and the adjacent west site completed (car park, new access to main road, rainwater storage reservoir).
50th anniversary of company founding
Direct sales in 52 countries. Five production plants – all of them in Germany.
Sales 2004: DM 352 million / EUR 180 million
Lübeck factory expanded by 12,600 sqm.
New powder-coating machine begins operation.
Modernisation and upgrade of Herrnhut plant.
Sales in 2007: EUR 250 million
1,750 people employed in the Kesseböhmer group
Construction start for an additional electroplating unit in Bad Essen-Dahlinghausen.
2008 / 2009
Construction of new electroplating plant including new 4.5 MW wood-fired power station to provide renewable energy.
Toplifter founded in Hungary/Budapest as a joint venture with long-time business associate Häfele, integration of Huwil Toplifter product range.
Bohmte: Purchase of a neighbouring plot with a 4,000 sqm production plant.
Over 2,000 employees in the group
Sales in 2011: over EUR 300 million
Total number of people employed in the Group: 2,100,
including 161 trainees and apprentices
Bohmte plant expanded by 9,200 sqm production floor and 2,300 sqm highbay distribution centre