The roots of the Jagenberg Group go back to the 19th century: in 1878, Ferdinand Emil Jagenberg founded a paper wholesaler in Düsseldorf, followed in 1890 by the development and construction of the first winder. As a specialist in machine and plant engineering with more than 1500 employees worldwide, the Jagenberg Group is still characterized by its pioneering spirit and has the know-how of a leading company.

Foundation of Kleinewefers GmbH in Krefeld, Germany

Foundation of Jagenberg AG in Düsseldorf

Takeover of Jagenberg AG by Kleinewefers GmbH.

→ Start of the new Jagenberg era


Establishment & expansion of an aligned, Mid-sized group of companies

  • Jagenberg AG as management holding company for all industrial companies
  • Kleinewefers GmbH as financial holding company with its own real estate business

Acquisition of Jagenberg AG and its only remaining operating division Kampf by Kleinewefers GmbH.

Acquisition of WT Wickeltechnik, Kampf's leading competitor specializing in winding and cutting technology.


Acquisition of Pagendarm, a manufacturer of coating and laminating equipment for wound plastics and paper.

Acquisition of Küsters, a leading manufacturer of machines for roll and calender technology for textiles, nonwovens and paper.

After restructuring, sale of individual business units of Küsters to create best industrial solutions.

Joint-Venture with Polytype Converting AG, Switzerland


TAG Composites & Carpets GmbH is acquired by Kleinewefers.
The company is active in dyeing, printing, coating and cutting of textile floor coverings.

Acquisition of a majority interest in Lebbing engineering & consulting GmbH, Bocholt (drive and control specialist).

Increase of Jagenberg shares held by Kleinewefers Beteiligungs-GmbH to 100% (after squeeze-out procedure).


Divestment of Pagendarm BTT GmbH.


Acquisition of the majority shareholding in AMV Vermögens-GmbH & Co. KG (Monforts Quartier).


Acquisition of Verseidag Indutex-GmbH (technical textiles) and Verseidag Ballistic Protection GmbH (personal and property protection).

Sale of Verseidag's object protection business to Rheinmetall AG.

Acquisition of 3P InkJet Textiles AG (subsidiary of Verseidag Indutex GmbH).


Foundation of Kampf Machinery India Ltd.


Foundation of Deutsche Biogas Dach Systeme GmbH.

Acquisition of Hi-Tech Environmental, Inc. (subsidiary of Küsters Zima Corporation, USA).


Foundation of Jagenberg Paper Systems GmbH.


Verseidag-Indutex GmbH acquires the composites business of TAG Composites & Carpets GmbH and merges with 3P InkJet Textiles AG.


Sale of the successfully restructured A. Monforts Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG to Kirovsky Zavod.

Foundation of Jagenberg Textile GmbH & Co. KG.

Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG takes over LSF Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG.

Kleinewefers Beteiligungs-GmbH acquires the headquarters and the main plant in Krefeld and starts the development of an industrial park under the name K2 Tower + Industriepark.

Sale of Verseidag Ballistic Protection Oy (Finland) to SIOEN Industries NV (Belgium).


Acquisition of the Polytype Converting business unit from WIFAG-Polytype Technologies AG and establishment of a joint venture with Olbrich GmbH (Bocholt, Germany); integration of its Coating Technology Hamburg (CTH) into Polytype Converting GmbH.


Foundation of Lebbing automation & drives US Corp. in Spartanburg, USA.

By taking over the 26% share of the previous joint venture partner Calico, Jagenberg AG becomes the sole shareholder of Küsters Calico Machinery.


KAMPF Schneid- und Wickeltechnik opens its second Chinese subsidiary "Kampf Technology Changzhou".

Sale of 40% of the shares in Polytype Converting to Olbrich GmbH (Bocholt, Germany).

Acquisition of Ingenieurbüro Lauer, now operating under the name Lauer CE-Safety GmbH by Lebbing engineering & consulting GmbH in Bocholt.


Jagenberg AG sells 100% of the shares in Verseidag-Indutex GmbH including its subsidiaries to SergeFerrari Group S.A., France.

Kampf Schneid- und Wickeltechnik GmbH acquires the British company Atlas Converting Equipment Ltd, a leading manufacturer of slitting and winding technology for web materials.

Foundation of Jagenberg Converting Solutions GmbH. As a reliable, competent and innovative partner, JCS offers turnkey solutions for the production of innovative films for battery and decorative applications.

Foundation of Jagenberg Digital Solutions GmbH. With innovative digital products and services, JDS offers intelligent solutions for communication between machines, production lines and planning systems.

Implementation of the new Junited2025 strategy to focus Jagenberg AG on the three business areas Machinery & Plants, Automation & Drives and Digital in the field of web-shaped materials.

Introduction of the new Group-wide corporate identity with the claim Create.Future.Together.

Jagenberg Converting Solutions acquires 70% of the shares of WDB Systemtechnik GmbH (Enger, Germany) to strengthen the expertise in the field of decor applications.

Jagenberg Converting Solutions acquires the majority shareholding in the company Elrond GmbH, based in Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock. Elrond develops, projects and produces machines and aggregates for the decor industry.

Jagenberg Converting Solutions acquires 100% of the shares in FMP Technology GmbH, based in Erlangen, Germany. FMP specializes in the production of high-precision and customized slot dies for customers in the battery, hydrogen and electronics industries.

Within the Jagenberg Group, Jagenberg Elrond GmbH is merged into Jagenberg Converting Solutions GmbH and the formerly independent Lauer CE-Safety GmbH becomes part of Lebbing automation & drives GmbH.

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