Soul of Steel


Commissioning of a 30 tons forging manipulator

After commissioning of a 3,000 tons forging press in January 2016 (see article Commissioning of a 3,000 tons forging press), Kind & Co. consequently replaced the 25 tons forging manipulator after 23 years of operation.

This investment was ordered from GLAMA Maschinenbau GmbH at the end of 2017. After almest one year delivery time the 125 t manipulator was installed in just 3 weeks at the turn of the year 2018/2019 and put into operation within short time.

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New Image Video

In close cooperation with the marketing agency Meavision Media GmbH the new Kind & Co. image video had been created. Building on professional creativity they tried to express the SOUL OF STEEL in moving pictures. The short video provides an inspiring insight into the world of production of Kind & Co.

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Customer Day Extrusion: Kind & Co. meets key Italian extrusion industry players

Kind & Co. was very happy to host relevant Italy-based extrusion companies (machinery, brass / copper / aluminum extrusion) for a very special day at the Kind & Co. headquarter in Wiehl Bielstein / Germany, on April 17, 2018. The interesting program included vivid discussions on steel solutions and exchange on Kind & Co. experience in extrusion tooling design and optimisation, graced by a detailed plant tour.

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Kind & Co.'s and GS Tooling's mutual future

With effect from 1 October 2016 Kind & Co. acquires the company “GS Tooling GmbH” which is located in Gummersbach, just 10 km of the location of Kind & Co. The acquisition allows Kind & Co. to integrate the pre machining of 3D contours and deep-hole drilling to the production process of Kind & Co. The new subsidiary of Kind & Co., Edelstahlwerk, GmbH & Co. KG operates under the name of “KC GS Tooling GmbH”.

Acquire of Lake Park Tool & Machine Inc.

Kind & Co., Edelstahlwerk, GmbH & Co. KG has acquired Lake Park Tool & Machine Inc. of Youngstown, Ohio. The acquisition was effective on January 04, 2016. The company is named “Lake Park Tool & Machine, LLC”. The acquisition allows for Kind & Co. to increase the presence in the American extrusion industry. Customers will be able to profit from the collective know-how and capabilities of both companies.

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