Decades of experience in special machine construction – the basis of our technological expertise

Our lasting market presence is rooted in a deep understanding of automation. We have been contributing our know-how to industrial projects in a spirit of partnership for more than 60 years. In doing so, we combine expert knowledge with economic vision and social commitment.


Today Grenzebach is a technology leader in its core markets. Together with you, we develop individually tailored complete solutions that will lead you into the digital future.



The start of a success story: seven people with a passion for mechanical engineering

In 1960, Rudolf Grenzebach founded Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH in Hamlar, Bavaria. The company’s first big success came two years later with the development of transport and handling systems for dairies and cheese makers.


In the mid-1960s, the furniture industry was booming. Innovation was in demand, and so was Grenzebach’s wealth of ideas. From 1965 onward, our company planned and manufactured systems for the production of chipboard.

1960 Grenzebach Foundation by Rudolf Grenzebach


Pioneer in the glass industry

In 1974, Grenzebach set an international benchmark with the development of the world’s first processing plant for the float glass production process.

1974 Development of the world's first processing plant for the glass industry


Across the Big Pond

In order to serve its North American customers more directly, Grenzebach founded the Grenzebach Corporation in Newnan, near Atlanta, Georgia, in 1988. Right from the start, the company has designed and manufactured for the American market.

1988 Foundation of Grenzebach Corporation in Newnan, Georgia


Grenzebach conquers the Asian market

With more and more customers coming to Grenzebach from Asia, a sales office was founded in Shanghai in 1998. In 2001, Grenzebach added its own production facility in China.

1998 Foundation of the sales office in Shanghai


More know-how for the building materials industry

In 2002, we acquired Babcock BSH in Bad Hersfeld. Today, Grenzebach BSH GmbH bundles the competences for the building materials sector.

2002 More know-how for the building materials industry


Grenzebach completes the generation change

In 2014, Sonja Grenzebach-Proeller took over as the main shareholder of the Grenzebach Group. The daughter of the founder is continuing the company’s dynamic development.

2014, Sonja Grenzebach-Proeller took over as the main shareholder of the Grenzebach Group


Integrated solutions and digital transformation

With the founding of Grenzebach Digital GmbH, Grenzebach is bundling its expertise in digital transformation. At the heart of this innovation is the pioneering SERICY digitization platform.


CNUD EFCO GFT, an established solution provider for annealing lehrs, tin baths and accessories in the glass industry, has also become part of the Grenzebach Group. This acquisition means that customers can now get everything from a single source.

2019 Foundation of the Grenzebach digital GmbH


60 years of Grenzebach

60 years of company history stand for experience and stability. And our customers and partners reap the benefits.

2020 anniversary of 60 years Grenzebach

Grenzebach today

The Grenzebach philosophy

The Grenzebach philosophy: comprehensive service, sustainable quality, ecological stewardship and social commitment.

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People at Grenzebach

Behind Grenzebach’s success is the shared commitment of 1,500 employees worldwide – a lively community that is continuously growing. Get to know us!

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