The beginnings of the KraussMaffei Berstorff brand go back to the year 1892, when engineer Hermann Berstorff founded a small craftsman shop in Hanover and developed the first Berstorff hose machine system for the rubber industry. Only a few years later, screw presses and roller mills had also joined the product line of the Hermann Berstorff machine shop.

The company continuously expanded in the following decades and brought to market many milestones in extrusion technology.

In 2007, KraussMaffei concentrates the extrusion activities of the company under the new brand name KraussMaffei Berstorff. You can read more about the development of the company here.