History of Franzen Maschinen

In 1895 Johannes I. found a forge. He invented the so called "Eifelhöhenpflug" (plough). These were sold until 1920.

In 1931 blacksmith Johannes II. continued the business. In 1947 Johannes III. enlarged the product range and produced trailers for agricultural businesses and shelf systems. After his death his son Johannes IV. took over the business, after successfully completing his engineering studies, in 1983. Encouraged by his studies he restructured the business. Already eight years after taking over he worked on a chain sharpener. Three patents followed. Today special-mechanical engineering is the main business of the company. Let´s see what Johannes V. has in mind...

The company today

Not only has the company grown to 14 employees, but also the product range has been enlarged.

in-house development:

  • automatic chain sharpener SA 6
  • automatic blade sharpener F33"
  • blade sharpener MS 1
  • cleaning cabin RK 1/2
  • belt grinder BS 1000
  • drivelink deburrer TGE
  • development & production of special mechanical engineering
  • steel construction / custom fabrication


  • Ultrasonic cleaning units
  • Bio-Circle
  • Automatic cleaning units
  • Harvesterbars and -chains
  • grinding wheels, and many more.

The company was able to acquire several patents for their inventions. Today and in the past our company stands out by its innovative workflow and technically advanced machines.