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Körber AG
Limited company
Industry Mechanical Engineering
Founded 1995
Headquarters Hamburg, Germany
Key people
Stephan Seifert, CEO
Revenue EUR 2.2 billion (2016)
Number of employees
approx. 11,500 (2016)
Website www.koerber.de

The Körber Group is headed by the company Körber AG, which is based in Hamburg. Körber AG is a strategic management holding which oversees the Group with the seven Business Areas: Automation, Logistics Systems, Machine Tools, Pharma Systems, Tissue, Tobacco and Corporate Ventures. The Group comprises technology companies and over 130 production, service, and sales entities. With approx. 11,500 employees around the world the Körber Group generated sales of €2.2 billion.[citation needed]

Until his death in 1992, the company founder, Kurt A. Körber, was the sole owner of the Körber AG. The entrepreneur, who remained childless, had already decided in 1969 that the Körber AG would be left entirely after his death to the Körber Foundation, and that it would annually receive a portion of the profits from the Körber Group as a dividend.[1]

Group Structure[edit]

The Group comprises seven Business Areas, each of which being run by a management or holding company:

  • The Business Area Automation specialises in the areas drive and automation technology, sensor and energy technology for various technology sectors and customer industries.
  • The Business Area Logistics Systems realises projects for well-known sector leaders.[who?] It comprises the six companies Aberle, Aberle Software, Consoveyo, Inconso, Langhammer and Riantics.
  • The Business Area Machine Tools is one of the world’s leading suppliers of precision machines for grinding, eroding, combined machining and measuring.[citation needed] It comprises the eight brands Studer, Schaudt, Mikrosa, Walter, Ewag, Mägerle, Blohm and Jung.
  • The Business Area Pharma Systems provides integrated solutions for the manufacturing, inspection and packaging of pharmaceutical products. It unites the companies Dividella, Fargo Automation, Mediseal, Rondo, Seidenader and Werum IT Solutions with production facilities in Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and the USA.
  • The Business Area Tissue makes processing and packaging machinery and equipment for toilet paper and paper towels.
  • As part of the Körber Group, Hauni Maschinenbau GmbH and the Hauni network are the world's leading[citation needed] supplier of solutions to the international tobacco industry. The companies Borgwaldt, Borgwaldt Flavor, Decouflé, Garbuio Dickinson, Hauni and Sodim support customers worldwide in the fields of tobacco processing, filter and cigarette manufacturing as well as quality measurement and flavor development.
  • The Business Area Corporate Ventures encompasses those companies with whom the Group enters into new territory and companies with special market circumstances.


  1. ^ http://www.koerber-stiftung.de/stiftung.html Webseite der Körber-Stiftung

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