MALMEDIE: 90 Years of Coupling Innovation

In 1926, MALMEDIE started the coupling production


M.A.T. Malmedie Antriebstechnik GmbH develops, manufactures and distributes in Solingen Gear-Couplings, Drum-Couplings and Safety-Couplings mainly for the steel industry, the crane industry, the mining industry and general heavy equipment applications. About 65% of the products are export business.

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Dr. Rahim Groß ist owner of M.A.T. Malmedie Antriebstechnik GmbH.


New construction of office and production buildings of „M.A.T. Malmedie Antriebstechnik GmbH” in Solingen, relocation of the company to the “Dycker Feld”.


Fusion of the „Malmedie & Co Maschinenfabrik GmbH“ with the “Rheinmetall Maschinenbau GmbH“.


Takeover of „M.A.T. Malmedie Antriebstechnik GmbH“ by Mr. Horst Heinrich Altenhein.


Foundation of the „M.A.T. Malmedie Antriebstechnik GmbH“ by taking over the complete coupling production of the „Malmedie & Co Maschinenfabrik“.  


The „Malmedie & Co Maschinenfabrik GmbH“ becomes an enterprise of the „Rheinmetall“ group. Malmedie produces with more than 500 employees tranfer presses and fully automatic machines for massive forming, ball- and roll presses, draw benches for wires and pipes, level- and cutting machines as well as mechanical couplings for power transmission applications. 50% of the products where exportet.


Transformation of the „Malmedie & Co Maschinenfabrik“ from a stock company to a Pvt. Ltd. company.


Malmedie gets the production permission.


Office and manufacturing buildings were build up again.


The majority of the office and manufacturing buildings were destroyed due to the war.


In the course of the world economic crisis, the Kieserling brothers of Solingen became the new owners. The staff was reduced drastically and the company was moved to the „Königsberger Str.“ in Düsseldorf. Special draw benches following US licenses and special couplings where added to the product portfolio.


Start of the coupling production under license of the British Bibby-Coupling.


Production of machines for wire processing and draw benches for steel bars and pipes with 1200 employees.


Transformation into a stock company (Malmedie & Co AG) with a capital of 1.3 million Goldmark.


Foundation of the „Malmedie & Cie. Maschinenfabrik“ by Johann Josef Malmedie and Karl August Schmitz. Production of cold moulding presses and wire drawing machines with 25 employees in Düsseldorf-Oberbilk.