Today, the international KNF Group is led by Martin Becker.
A technology leader for diaphragm pumps, KNF has grown into an international company group with 17 locations. To celebrate the 75th anniversary, KNF has chosen to honor important stages in the history with a digital anniversary blog.
Flexibility, dedicated employees and adaptability – these are three characteristics which transformed a small Freiburg-based workshop to a world market leader. April 1, 2021, marks the 75th anniversary of KNF.
CEO Martin Becker is convinced that KNF is fully prepared for the future. “Thanks to our own individualized structures, our passionate employees and last but not least our financial independence as a family-run operation, we are always capable of stepping out of our comfort zone, going our own way and thus continuing the success story that began in a small workshop in the suburbs of Freiburg 75 years ago,” he says.
A trip down memory lane to 1946, the year KNF was founded: Amidst the rubble of war-torn Freiburg im Breisgau, a young man began establishing his livelihood. Kurt Neuberger, grounding cylinders and repairing motors in his small workshop, later transitioned to a career in machine tool manufacturing. In 1962, Erich Becker joined Kurt Neuberger Freiburg KG (KNF). From these early beginnings a company group was born which would eventually have operations around the globe. And a single customer’s order gave rise to a success story.
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