A guarantor of competence, quality and reliability for more than 75 years

Founded more than 75 years ago, our family-owned company has been standing for the highest quality standards and a comprehensive service tailored to our customers‘ needs since the very beginning. Currently, FUHR GmbH & Co. KG is already being managed by the 3rd generation of the founding family and has mastered many economic ups and downs over the past decades. Today, our company is one of the few global players in its field.

As a modern company, we continue to develop dynamically and invest continuously in the modernisation of our operations and the expansion of our machinery and equipment.

The basis of our success is our team of experienced and competent employees, which increasingly includes younger, highly-skilled workers. Hence, we consider ourselves well prepared for the challenges of the future.



Company founded by Karl Fuhr

At the age of 33, the German engineer Karl Fuhr founds a mechanical engineering factory in Horn-Bad Meinberg, a small town in the heart of the Teutoburg Forest in East Westphalia.


Entry in the commercial register

For the first time, the company of Karl Fuhr is registered as “Karl Fuhr Maschinenfabrik” in the commercial register of the district court of Lemgo.


Death of the company founder

The company founder Karl Fuhr dies from a heart attack at the age of 50. He leaves behind his three young daughters as well as his wife Liselotte, who from then on runs the rolling machine factory.


The partnership “Karl Fuhr KG” is established

The company name is changed to “Karl Fuhr KG” and, along with this,
the legal form is changed to a partnership, with Liselotte Fuhr and her
three daughters as personally liable partners.


Helga König-Fuhr takes over in 2nd generation

At the age of 44, the oldest daughter of the company founder, Helga König-Fuhr, takes over the management of Karl Fuhr KG as managing partner.


Change of legal status in “Karl Fuhr GmbH & Co. KG”

Over the years the company has grown continuously. Against the background of a constantly changing competitive environment the company is restructured and from now on it operates under the name “Karl Fuhr GmbH & Co. KG”.


The new plant is being built

A new production facility is built in neighbouring Steinheim on an area of 10,000 sqm. This includes a highly modern and efficient production hall
with its own grinding and lacquering  facilities, as well as an architecturally sophisticated administration building.


The name is changed to “FUHR GmbH & Co. KG”

The company is given a modern and international corporate design.
With the introduction of the new company logo, the word and figurative
mark speak a clear language: FUHR produces „rolling mills“ for its
customers – the two stylised rollers and the wire running between them
make this clear once again in a very puristic way.


FUHR celebrates 70 years in business

The family-run, medium-sized mechanical engineering company produces state-of-the-art wire rolling machines for customers on 5 continents with around 50 highly qualified employees.


Sebastian König becomes a shareholder.


Sebastian König becomes the managing owner of the company.


In 2021, more than 50 qualified employees work for the company and ensure with their commitment that FUHR GmbH & Co. KG will continue to be one of the market leaders in its field.

The people at FUHR

An unbeatable team

It was in the year 1946 that the engineer Karl Fuhr, with quite a unique level of dedication and ingenuity, laid the foundation for a company that’s become a globally successful player.

Nothing has changed in this spirit to this very day: The know-how and the motivation of a great variety of people are our success factor to this day. This is why we ensure that our people enjoy the necessary scope for them to act on their own initiative, and rely entirely on their individual, professional commitment.

You can also rely on a highly qualified and strongly motivated team that draws on the most varied professional backgrounds and commands precise and in-depth knowledge of the markets, cultures and requirements of their industry. A team that is firmly committed to continuous improvement – every single day, year in, year out.

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Social Responsibility

Being socially responsible,
FUHR supports a regional SOS children’s village

We at FUHR take our social responsibility seriously. We regard it as a leadership and management task that has nothing to do with profit maximization or public relations, but represents a clearly defined element of comprehensive, holistic and responsible company management.

We assume this social responsibility by supporting individual projects at a regional SOS Children’s Village, situated in the vicinity of our company Headquarters (

At this SOS Children’s Village, all the activities and youth work offerings are planned and organized under one single roof – from general educational counselling through to child guidance in the SOS Children’s Village families. Currently, a total of over 50 children and teenagers live on site. The teenagers attend the local school or engage in apprenticeships, while the younger children go to the kindergarden of the village.

The day-care facility, which is also open to children in the neighbourhood, attends to some 30 children from one year of age up to primary school age. The SOS advice center complements the offerings of the children’s village in the areas of non-residential parenting support and general educational counselling.

If you also wish to support this institution, please contact the local management at or by telephone on
+49 5284 9427-0.


We look forward to
your request!

FUHR GmbH & Co. KG
Ottenhausener Straße 49
D-32839 Steinheim

P.O. Box 1230
D-32834 Steinheim

+49 5233 38360 0 (tel)
+49 5233 38360 50 (fax)