Alexanderwerk – We're making history

Alexander von der Nahmer was really in the right place at the right time. In 1885 he founded Alexanderwerk as a foundry - soon afterwards he landed the really big coup. On his travels he discovered a manually operated meat grinder, which originates from America. Pleased by this product he decided - after legal clarification - to produce and sell it in his own factory in Germany. With this the first product of Alexanderwerk for the food processing industry within the national market was Born.

After his death, his three sons navigated the company through challenging times. Despite the global economic crisis, world wars and some difficult investments they were able to turn Alexanderwerk into a stock company with a successful portfolio of housefold machinery and equipment, such as bread slicers, graters, juicers, Christmas tree stands and scales. Additionally they offered machines for butcher and canteen kitchens. Never stand still - this has always been the slogan of Alexanderwerk. Therefore not only subsidiaries and agencies abroad were founded, but also constant improvements in the machinery took place. In this way stainless materials and new developments generated additional possibillities for the company. Until 1980, new milestones were set, which helped to characterize the business of Alexanderwerk until today:

'30s:

- Machine construction for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry

'50s:

- Development of Granulation machines and granulators with the highest technical standards           

- Development of the first fully functional roller compactor

- In-house technical center openend in Remscheid

'60s:

- Machine construction for the customers individual requirements including raw material preparation and Screening of the granules, conveyor machines for continuous product re-cycling, dedusting and electrical control of the machines

1973: 

- Design and construction of plants for the soda production

1984:       

- Construction of a new modern assembly hall for granulating compactors

Today the Alexanderwerk Group is a leading manufacturer of high-technology compaction and granulation machines for the chemical, food, LifeScience, nuclear and pharmaceutical industries. For many decades pharmaceutical and chemical companies all over the world have been using solutions supplied by Alexanderwerk.

At the headquarter in Remscheid the parent company Alexanderwerk AG as well as the subsidiaries Alexanderwerk GmbH, AlexanderService GmbH and its cooperation partner Alexanderwerk Produktions GmbH are located.