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WF Maschinenbau

The company

On the global market of metal spinning we are technological leaders with a high regional added value. We excite our customers with innovate, powerful forming machines and procedures in the fields of metal spinning and flow-forming. Our mission is to constantly develop new production processes and to open up new fields of application for our customers. We offer machines of the highest quality and comprehensive customer service.

We continuously protect our technical background with continuous test series, process developments and patent applications. And because we want to make sure that WF Maschinenbau remains at the forefront in the future, we see the training of our junior staff as an integral part of the company. Sustainability as well as the implementation of Industry 4.0 components and automation solutions are at the forefront of our development of new machines.

WF Maschinenbau

Who we are.

For more than 40 years, the letters WF have been standing for competence, reliability and quality.
Werner Winkelmann and Udo Friese, mechanical engineers with heart and soul, met in the Keilinghaus company established in 1900. After the insolvency of their employer they decided to establish their own enterprise: The WF Maschinenbau und Blechformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG was born. And not only Winkelmann and Friese but many other experienced Keilinghaus employees became part of the new company and have made us what we are today. In the course of succession management, Mr. Friese transferred the company to the mpool group from Düsseldorf.

Today we are the innovative leaders in metal spinning.
The passion displayed by Winkelmann and Friese when designing their machines is still perceptible in the company. We enthusiastically build machines at the highest level and develop new processes in all areas of metal spinning and flow-forming. On 8,000 ㎡ we produce our machines and on further 800 ㎡ we develop new processes in our R&D Centre. Every day, more than 110 colleagues at our headquarters in Sendenhorst and in our subsidiaries in USA and China, are working on building modern, reliable and efficient machines.

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84
active patents

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800 ㎡
R&D-Center

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8.000 ㎡
production area

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110
experienced employees

1900

Establishment of the Keilinghaus company

1900
1975

Establishment of WF Maschinenbau & Blechformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG after insolvency of the Keilinghaus company by the former Keilinghaus employees Werner Winkelmann and Udo Friese

1975
1976 – 1994

First construction and first delivery of numerous automatic processing machines and production lines, among them world novelties like horizontal and vertical flow-forming machines for the production of internally geared clutch and transmission parts

1976 – 1994
1995

The Innovation – the WF hub patent, vertical machine for spinning of hubs at belt pulleys, clutch and transmission parts

1995
1998

Construction of the largest and heaviest horizontal flow-forming machine of the world

1998
1999

First flow-forming machine for the production of truck wheel discs

1999
2001

Founding of the company-owned, worldwide unique R&D Centre

2001
2004

First machine deliveries to China and South Korea

2004
2005 – 2007

Production lines for the manufacture of weight-optimized passenger car wheels and aluminium wheels

2005 – 2007
2009

Worldwide first vertical flow-forming/turning machine with six freely programmable slide axes

2009
2013

Construction of a horizontal universal spinning machine as research and development machine

2013
2016

WF Maschinenbau is sold to the m-pool group

2016
2017

Establishment of the North American subsidiary WF Machinery, Inc. Construction of a vertical universal spinning machine as research and development machine

2017
2018

Establishment of a foreign representation in China. Extension of our production space in Germany to more than 8,000 m2

2018
2020

Construction of a machine for space research

2020

WF Maschinenbau

Customer and market orientation.

Confidence is the basis for our success. Absolute reliability in implementation, reliability, loyalty, excellence in all processes – this is what we stand for. We know that confidence has to be earned. This is why we try to interact with our customer in an open and honest dialogue right from the beginning. We listen, we exchange opinions, we learn to know each other, we understand particular requirements to be met.

We are at home on the markets of our customers and therefore know the challenges of tomorrow. Along with you we set standards in the trades:

• rim, wheel and wheel discs production
• engine and gear manufacturing
• aerospace industry
• energy and environmental engineering
• medical technology
• tank and apparatus construction
• air conditioning
• lighting industry
• home appliance industry
• instrument making

WF Maschinenbau

How we convince our customers.

We are more than machine builders. We are inventors, researchers, development partners for our customers. And in the end, we build machines. And this is what distinguishes us from other machine builders in our industry. We see the “big picture”. We want to develop ideas for and with our customers and to test their feasibility. It is our prime ambition that our customers are one step ahead of their own competitors.

WF is a synonym for consequent customer and market orientation. In this way, we continuously develop new ideas which will be implemented in our R&D Centre. The results are tailored machines of highest quality as well as reliable and efficient production processes. Comprehensive service activities also in the aftersales field safeguard customer satisfaction which has highest priority for us.