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.
“We continuously develop our materials to further extend service life. And along the way, we find new markets that benefit from our experience,” observes Markus Buscher, Managing Director. With its history and long-standing tradition, the company demonstrates the capacity of venerable family-run businesses to adapt to change. With its global operations and local roots, it has become impossible to imagine Vettelschoss without Kalenborn.
“100 years of Kalenborn – that means 100 years in constant motion. This jubilee fills all of us at Kalenborn with joy and pride and also motivates us for the future,” says Dr Mauritz. “Kalenborn wouldn’t be the successful company that it is today without its customers and employees. They deserve special thanks for their trust and dedication!”