Start of KEB Automation KG

Over 45 years, the Karl E. Brinkmann GmbH – known as KEB – developed from a small operation with six employees at the beginning to an enterprise with currently 850 employees. At our base in Barntrup, all scopes of R&D, production and application sales are located, for our core business segments

  • Electronic – with electrical drives and automation technology
  • Magnet Technology – with industrial clutches and brakes
  • Automotive – with auxiliary clutches for vehicles

The founding company with now 1300 employees under the KEB group, with own production and sales bases in Germany, USA, Japan, China, Italy, France, Austria and the UK, is transferring 100% of its operation to the new founded KEB Automation KG effective 01.01.2017. This transition of operation, is comprising of all employees, production facilities as well as the customer and vendor relationships.

The management of the new company is taken over by the previous board members: Mr. Ralf Lutter, Mr. Vittorio Tavella and Mr. Wolfgang Wiele.

A new member of the board is Mr. Curt Bauer, responsible for sales and marketing.

With this new foundation, the synonym KEB becomes part of the company name of the family-owned enterprise.

Automation with Drive – stands as the slogan for the active continuation of achievements in electrical power transmission.
It points up the business focus on automation solutions, from the HMI over the IPC Controller down to the electromechanical driving axis.