Innovation is Our Tradition

In 2017, Pfeuffer GmbH celebrated its 70th anniversary. The seeds of the company were sown by Franz Pfeuffer in 1947 with the establishment of a consulting and engineering office for the design of mills in Tiefenstockheim, Lower Franconia (Bavaria). Pfeuffer’s inventions and first products – including a dough volume recorder, rapid drying cabinets and an electric hygrometer – laid the foundations for the company's future success. In the 1970s, Pfeuffer implemented the concept of an innovative laboratory sorting machine and handed the business over to the next generation of the family.

In 1981, Klaus and Rosemarie Pfeuffer relocated the company to nearby Kitzingen and expanded Pfeuffer GmbH into a development and manufacturing business. In 2000, their sons Frank-Joachim und Lothar Pfeuffer stepped on board with a growing strong focus on international sales. In 2006, the newly founded Pfeuffer Holding acquired the sampling business of Denmark’s Rationel Kornservice A/S.

From 2015 to 2017, the management allocated substantial investments in modernizing and expanding the development, manufacturing and logistics capacities of the medium sized family business at the Kitzingen site, including two photovoltaic plants for sustainable self-supply of electrical power.


70th company anniversary


Roofing ceremony for the new building production-administration-development.

2008 to 2011

The complete Rationel business is integrated into the Pfeuffer product line in Kitzingen.


Combination of production with the newly acquired partner company Rationel Kornservice and Pfeuffer GmbH in a new assembly hall with an additional space of 1.000 square meters.


Pfeuffer merges the sampling business of the former Rationel Kornservice A/S, Esbjerg (Denmark).


The ATEX production certificate was reached.


Pfeuffer received its first certificate for their quality management system.


Frank and Lothar Pfeuffer joined the Management as the third generation. Their focus were international sales and organization of the growing business.


They moved the business to Kitzingen and formed the consulting office into a developing and production company. In the 1990s Quality management was the important part of our business.


Franz Pfeuffer put the business into the hands of his son Klaus Pfeuffer and his wife Rosemarie.


Milling engineer Franz Pfeuffer started the business as a consulting and engineering office for flour mills. In the 1950s and 1960s he invented from his practical experience and customer needs a dough volume instrument, quick drying ovens and electric moisture meters. In the early 1970s the idea of a lab sorting machine became true. These innovations were the basis of Pfeuffer company.