GFU - Maschinenbau GmbH has grown steadily and in a controlled manner since 1989. We are pioneers in forming technology and one of the leading suppliers of forming machines worldwide. Our mechanical and electronic engineers develop customized concepts for your product. Our specialization, high quality awareness and great flexibility in thinking and acting make us a competent partner for the solution of complex, innovative, technical tasks.
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Foundation of the company GFU - Gesellschaft für Umformung und Maschinenbau GmbH - based in Bitburg. Management buy-out of the business unit circular forging machines and pipe end presses by the long-time head of this business unit, Mr. Manfred Klever.
Construction of an own production hall in the industrial area "Auf Merlick" in Bitburg.
Construction of an administration building and rental of a production hall.
Establishment of the subcontracted production of round forgings Customers: AUDI, DC, Interoc, Mannesmann-Vallourec, VW
Development and patenting of the new forming technology "flow-rolling" including the associated forming machines for gas-tight sealing of tubes, e.g. for airbag pressure vessels, shock absorbers, designer radiators, etc.
First extension of the production hall.
Continuous growth of the staff from originally 1 to now 45 employees.
Foundation of the company EFS Euro-Forming Services GmbH for contract manufacturing of components based on GFU forming technologies.
Construction of an office building and a production hall with an area of 4,000 m² / total area 14,000 m².
Further development of upsetting technology for automotive applications, such as camshafts, stabilizers, etc.
from the single machine to the complete and linked production line - turnkey plant technology from GFU.
Developing the market for oil and gas exploration with upsetting presses for pipes up to Ø 6.5/8″ and according to API 5DP.
Development of drawing-in and expanding presses (swager) according to API 5CT for the oil and gas sector.
Setting the course for the future: alongside company founder Manfred Klever, Michael Roderich now becomes a shareholder in GFU after many years of collaboration.
New development: largest GFU swager (drawing-in / expanding press) for oilfield casings from Ø 2.3/8″ - Ø 20″ and a pressing force of 750 tons is built.
The introduction of the ISO 9001:2015 certification underlines the quality of the company.
Development E-line press
In 2018, the new press generation "e-line" was developed at GFU. The vertical press is fully electric and is operated by means of 7 synchronized CNC axes.
The construction of a new production hall and administration building in Bitburg is completed.
Expansion/development of rotor shaft technology
GFU lays the foundation for the transformation from combustion engine to electric drive. Development of rotor shaft technology using 3 GFU forming processes (upsetting, rolling, drawing-in).
Development of new stamping equipment for controlled shock absorbers for use in hybrid and electric vehicles
Due to new requirements in the shock absorber sector as a result of greater vehicle weights, GFU has developed new punching systems. The shock absorbers formed by GFU are punched on these systems in a second step.
Development of new E-line press series up to 60 tons upsetting force
For the shock absorber production area, GFU develops new drive concepts for the calibration of valve seats. For this purpose, the new HP 50e-line and HP 60e-line series is being developed and built for the first time.
Development of new E-line press series up to 150 tons upsetting force
GFU is developing the new E-line upsetting line generation HP 100 e-line and HP 150 e-line especially for rotor shaft production.
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