Ponndorf plant engineering and construction GmbH –
Top technology from tradition

As a medium-sized family business, we have succeeded in preserving our traditionand provide our customers with technical progress in the form of tailor-madeto supply systems.
Striving for ever better technical solutions, for perfection and success,
is for the Ponndorf company – founded in the year 1902 by Wilhelm Ponndorf – not only a companions of a long tradition, but the foundation stone of the company philosophy.
It is now already in its fourth generation, whether in the brewery, the
starch industry, in waste disposal technology or the wood industry.

History / Milestones of the company history


The engineer Wilhelm Ponndorf registers his mechanical workshop in the Commercial Register.



Construction of a small factory. Production of spent grains driers and other equipment for the brewery industry. First export activities..

1914 – 1918

Compulsory production for the armaments industry.


Ponndorf gains worldwide reputation.
Patent applications follow.


1924 – 1926

The company becomes too small. Purchase of land and construction of a modern factory.



“Black Friday” – Nation-wide collapse of financial markets. Notice is given on mortgages and loans; financing agreements are cancelled; inflation soares. Day to day business is severely affected; many staff members have to be dismissed.


1939 – 1945

The company is again compelled to change its production in favour of the armaments industry. Contracts and parts manufacturing begins.



Gradual return to normal conditions. Initially, special machines are produced in trade for food and textiles – imaginative solutions are called for. Establishment of the first Ponndorf iron foundry. Wilhelm Ponndorf jun., son of the company’s founder, joins the firm.



Monetary reform. A new era begins.

From the 50er Jahre

Growth and expansion. Worldwide exports are taken up again.

1965 – 1968

The factory complex is rebuilt. Development and construction of tubular bundle driers for free-flowing substances like wood shavings, feed, waste and so on.




Wolf Ponndorf, son of Wilhelm Ponndorf jun. takes over management of the company.


Take-over and change of the company’s name to “Ponndorf Anlagenbau GmbH” by the partners Ulf Ponndorf and Axel Ponndorf, sons of  Wolf Ponndorf.
Axel Ponndorf becomes chief executive officer.

Now and in future

Ongoing positive development. Ponndorf becomes firmly established worldwide as a sign of quality.


Optimum performance and function

Whether plants for drying different products or equipment designed and manufactured according to our customers’ requirements – they all stand out for their overall performance. From the selection of high-quality materials, to expert workmanship, to perfect function.
Also in special productions according to construction plans of our customers is a special, cross-sector service of Ponndorf Anlagenbau GmbH.
Please do not hesitate to contact us – we are looking forward to the dialogue with you.

You have questions?

Our specialists are looking forward to your task.
Please feel free to contact us.

Ponndorf Anlagenbau GmbH
Leipziger Straße 374
34123 Kassel, Germany

Tel.: +49 561 5114-01
Fax: +49 561 5114-24

© Ponndorf Anlagenbau GmbH • Imprint | Privacy Policy