Milestones in machine construction for plastic and rubber processing

2012
The company introduces its fifth KraussMaffei injection molding machine series into the market. The new GX Series - a new dimension of injection molding.

2011
KraussMaffei develops a double-band system for the cost-effective production of prefabricated houses.

2010
At the leading, international trade fair K in Düsseldorf KraussMaffei presents the world premiers ColorForm, EX CleanForm production cell and PU high-pressure dosing system RIMStar Nano. KraussMaffei Berstorff presents a universal pipe extruder and a rubber extruder GE 90 KS. A hybrid injection molding machine from Netstal is also on show at the "K" trade fair for the first time.

2008
KraussMaffei introduces the all-electric AX series.

2007
Krauss-Maffei shows the largest ever injection molding machine exhibited at the K trade fair with a length of 21 meters and a weight of 300 tons. SkinForm - the combination of injection molding and reaction process machinery - permits the production of large-format contoured automotive interior parts in a single process step. A further system, the IMC Compounder, integrates the three technologies injection molding, extrusion and reaction technology for the first time in a single production cell.

2004
Netstal introduces the first all-electric machine series ELION.

2003
Krauss-Maffei launches the new MX series on the market.
Berstorff rolls out the world's most powerful compounding machine for PA6/F-glass/minerals.

2001
Berstorff launches the twin-screw extruder series ZE UTX.

2000
Berstorff presents the largest single-screw compounding extruder worldwide, with a screw diameter of 800 mm for an LDPE throughput rate of up to 74 tonnes/h LDPE.

1995
Netstal introduces its most successful machine series ever - SynErgy.

1992
At the world's largest plastics trade fair ("K"), Krauss-Maffei exhibits the C-series with dual platen technology for the first time.

1985
Netstal presents the first machine for injection molded CDs.

1984
The roller-head extruder from Berstorff represents a new dimension in working width of 2400 mm.

1983
At the K trade fair, Berstorff GmbH presents the Quadroplex system as a world first.

1979
Krauss-Maffei demonstrates its A-series -  the first fully controlled hydraulic injection molding machine.

1966
Berstorff develops and manufactures ZE twin-screw extruders.

1965
Krauss-Maffei delivers the 100th large injection molding machine to an American customer.

1962
Krauss-Maffei develops injection molding machines with considerably higher clamping forces and introduces serial production for the first time.

1960
Berstorff presents the largest 4-roll calendering line up to now with dimensions of 2500 times 915 mm.

1957
Krauss-Maffei builds the first fully automatic large injection molding machine in the world.

1954
The Eckert & Ziegler injection molding machine EHS receives an electric motor for the drive piston.

1953
Berstorff manufactures single-screw extruders for plastics processing.

1945
Netstal produces the first injection molding machine in Näfels.

1938
Berstorff presents the first special calendering line for rigid polyvinyl chloride film.

1934
Berstorff GmbH in Hanover develops the first calender for plastic film.

1929
Construction of the first Berstorff AUMA for continuous vulcanization of conveyor belts.