Company History

In 1934 Rudolf Kunkel Machinenbau was founded by master locksmith Rudolf Kunkel. The company quickly transformed from a traditional locksmithery into a machine construction company primarily supplying to the material handling equipment industry. The company produced bent and molded parts applying welding, mechanical and also surface treatment techniques.

In order to form and bend parts, the company designed and developed its own bending machines.  These machines based on practical experience proved to be so successful that Kunkel only shortly after chose to specialize on the machine construction altogether.

In 1975 Peter Kunkel took over the company, converted it into a Limited Liability Company (GmbH) and led the company until 1996.

Since 1996 the company is headed by Dr. Michael Kunkel and Joachim Kunkel.

In the fields of manufacturing and technology we closely cooperate with G + K Umformtechnik GmbH. Please also visit their homepage.