About Us

About Us

Kleinknecht has been creating innovations – since 1946. 

The Company

It all started with an engineering firm that specialized in control system design and the manufacture of control panels. Over the decades our company has evolved into a software-based systems integrator. We utilize modern technology to turn customer requirements into customized systems engineering.

One of our most important assets is our workforce—with over 200 employees stationed at four sites, our workforce is highly skilled and ready for any task. 

Kleinknecht generates sales of more than € 40 million per annum.


Our Company


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Kleinknecht generates sales of more than € 40 million per annum.

As a high-tech company, we look for solutions for your problems in:

  • Functionality
  • Safety procedures
  • High availability
  • Economical and long lasting systems
  • Low maintenance costs

We are DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 certified since 1996 and SCC**2006 certified since 2010.





Burke Porter Group Company

In 2016, Kleinknecht joined the Burke Porter Group, a global collective of intelligent machinery manufacturers. The Burke Porter Group family now encompasses 31 locations across 4 continents, with manufacturing and support capabilities covering the globe.

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Company History

  • 1946: Founded as an engineering firm.
  • 1948: H. Kleinknecht & Co. GmbH, Siegen was established.
  • 2003: H. Kleinknecht GmbH & Co. KG, Lohfelden was established.
  • 2006: Integration of UTC Systems GmbH & Co. KG
  • 2011: Combined mechanical competences at the Quartier Landeskrone,Wilnsdorf.
  • 2016: Integration into Burke Porter Group.
  • 2018: Merger of the Kleinknecht-Entities into the Company H. Kleinknecht & Co. GmbH

Germany Locations


Our Locations

The H. Kleinknecht & Co. GmbH headquarter is located in Siegen-Eisern.

Here we primarily engineer automation systems for:

  • Strip Lines
  • Cold/Hot Rolling Mills
  • Machine Tools / Special Tools
  • Retrofit of used Machine Tools
  • Pipe Manufacturing
  • Press Industry / Hydroforming
  • Blast Furnace Equipment
  • Paper Industry
  • Manipulating Tools
  • Storage Management Systems & Logistic Concepts
  • Control Cabinet Manufacture
Testing Technology

Our Competencies

Mechanical and Electrical Competencies for:

Automotive Test Rigs

Machine Tools

Retrofit of used Machine Tools

Electrical Systems for:

Strip Lines 

Cold/Hot Rolling Mills

Compressor Stations

Pipe Manufacturing

Fresh Water Supply

Press Industry / Hydroforming

Waste Water Treatment Plants

Furnace and Blast Furnace Equipment


Plastics and Paper Industry

Materials Handling / Robot Applications

Storage Management Systems + Logistics Concepts

EMC Conformity Analysis

Special Tools / Manipulating Tools

Electrical Installations

Control Cabinet Manufacture


"Creating innovations" has been the motto at the Kleinknecht-Group from the beginning. We have launched numerous innovations from pre-commercial development to marketability for the benefit of our customers. 


Among our innovative products are:

1. EDT-machine (Electrical Discharge Texturing), that, for the first time, uses linear motors to drive the electrodes testing technology

2. In the test stand technology

  • A cardan shaft that rotates up to 8,000 rpm    
  • A hybrid test system for hybrid engines up to 12,000 rpm    
  • The creation of a separate user interface in LabVIEW, including the entire test process, which provides the opportunity for the customers to make changes in a
  • programming environment quickly and independently

3. The integration of robots

4. An automatic transport system in a pipe mill

5. Automatic train loading of car bodies



We have worked in partnership with well-known customers for many years. These partnerships have yielded outstanding results through many different joint projects and assignments. We are also a system integrator of Bosch Rexroth and Wonderware Components.

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Careers With Kleinknecht

Do you want to advance your company and career, together? Consider the possibilities at Kleinknecht, and apply today to work with our cohesive team and innovative technology around the world.

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