Kalenborn celebrates its 100th anniversary

For 100 years now, the company co-founded by Dr Kurt Mauritz and based in Vettelschoss/Germany has been in the business of wear protection. Every day, Kalenborn’s customers move millions of tonnes of material, in all kinds of aggregates and using all kinds of transport. Those raw materials – from rocks to recycled materials – create serious abrasion problems for equipment and supply lines. Kalenborn specialises in making these plant components resistant to abrasion, improving their reliability under stress, and ensuring that the whole plant will operate smoothly for many years to come.

“As a family-run firm with a long tradition, we are rooted in the values of medium-sized German businesses. Customer focus, solution orientation, personal responsibility and sustainability characterise our methodology,” summarises Dr Conrad Mauritz, Managing Director. What began in 1921 as Schmelzbasalt AG, is now, one hundred years later, an internationally successful company with some 600 employees, 12 companies and 25 distributors on 5 continents worldwide. Expertise in the production of fused cast basalt as a mineral material has been extended to other materials. Today, metallic and ceramic materials, as well as technical plastics and compounds, form a broad range of wear-resistant products.



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