Tradition and innovation

The owner-managed family business GROSSMANN has been designing, building and selling individual wafer baking machines for more than 65 years.

History

Beginning

The beginning

It all started with Hubert Großmann (1917 – 2000), a skilled machine manufacturer who founded the company. After World War II he left his home in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) together with his wife and two small children in order to set up his own business in western Germany. His seed money was one briefcase filled with tools and his head full of good ideas.

1950

Incorporation

One of his business ideas was to sell ice-cream. In the post-war era, however, it was hard to get hold of the required ice-cream cones. Hence he built a hand baking device he had constructed himself and started producing his own ice-cream cones. Surprisingly, other bakers asked him more and more often to build similar devices for them and soon he was able to go into “serial production”. It was the year 1950 in a small place called Fredeburg, in a region in North-Rhine-Westphalia called Sauerland – and the beginning of GROSSMANN Wafer Baking Installations.

The first machines

While the first Baking Machine still fitted into the trunk of a passenger car, the machines kept getting larger and the range became wider in the following years. Space for production and growth was scarce.

1960

Development and expansion

After relocating several times, a new production site was built in Winterberg- Zueschen. Following his formation as constructing engineer, the eldest son, Dieter Großmann, started working in his father’s company at the beginning of the 1960s and together they enlarged the company even further. A few years later, the second son, Lutz Großmann, joined the company as well.

1980

Relocation and GmbH foundation

Meanwhile the company was exporting worldwide with increasing demand and the location in Zueschen became too small. At a distance of approx. 30 km, a larger production site was built at today’s premises in Frankenberg/Eder. The relocation took place in 1981; at the same time GROSSMANN GmbH was founded. Hubert Großmann retired from the business operations and assigned the responsibility to his two sons. Dieter Großmann managed the company until the year 2003, supported by his younger brother Lutz.

1990

Expansion of product variety

For a long time now not only rolled ice-cream cones are being produced with GROSSMANN Wafer Baking Machines but a multitude of wafer products. Small and medium-sized producers are being supplied just as consumers from the big industry. With long-term experience, involving the latest technologies that are implemented by qualified employees, the machines are being designed according to the customer’s wishes.

2000

Leading manufacturer

Today GROSSMANN is one of the leading producers of Wafer Baking Machines in the world, still family-owned and currently run by the managing director Lutz Großmann.

TODAY

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where GROSSMANN Wafer Baking Installations are installed producing delicious wafers.

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of experience in the design and manufacture of Wafer Baking Installations.

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of our machines are destined for export worldwide.

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We build Wafer Baking Machines
with great passion and creative solutions.

Family Großmann

Strong
Partnerships

We supply solutions from one source. Thereto we rely on a network of partnerships. This includes the cooperation WG Alliance.

Together. Stronger.

Together with the company WALTERWERK KIEL , GROSSMANN Maschinenbau GmbH has formed the WG Alliance.

WALTERWERK KIEL is known as a leading supplier of equipment for the production of wafers and snacks and supplies more than 70 countries worldwide.

The aim of this alliance is to use the performance potential of the two German special machine manufacturers to the greater benefit of customers worldwide. The joint know-how and experience can thus be exchanged and implemented to the benefit of the customer.

WG Alliance

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