The Hosokawa Alpine Group is a leading, innovative machine and plant manufacturer worldwide.The parent company, Hosokawa Alpine AG, is headquartered in Augsburg, Bavaria, and a branch in Leingarten, Baden-Württemberg.
The Hosokawa Alpine Group also has several subsidiaries in Germany and abroad.
As a result, you benefit from an international network of experts for your individual requirements.
In the Mechanical Processing and Film Extrusion business units, Hosokawa Alpine develops, manufactures and installs machines for customers all over the world.
The core strengths of Hosokawa Alpine are manufacturing machines and systems used in processing and handling powders, granulates and bulk materials on one hand, and plants for manufacturing and finishing blown film on the other.
The core competence of Hosokawa Alpine is the manufacture of machines and systems for processing powders, granules and bulk materials as well as systems for producing and processing blown film. As a technology leader, the company maintains application test centres for both business segments in which trials are carried out for customers.
With the ExVis operating system, Hosokawa Alpine focuses on the potential of digitalisation in blown film extrusion. With this tool, the current process parameters can be monitored and controlled constantly, thus increasing the availability of the systems. With its remote customer service, the process technology business segment also offers a solution which ensures optimal usage of the digital process data. Hosokawa Alpine relies increasingly on the possibilities of virtual reality for system design and engineering. The technology increases the efficiency of the design phase and delivers an early and tangible plan of the projected system.
The Hosokawa Alpine Group is part of the Hosokawa Micron Group.
- 2021: Opening of the Application Center Food in Augsburg, a test center designed specifically for applications in the food industry
- 2020: Acquisition of the Solids Solutions Group with locations in Landsberg (Germany), Zarautz (Spain) and Aizarnazabal (Spain). The company focuses on the development and manufacture of equipment and components for bulk materials handling, with core strengths in storage, conveying, metering and weighing technology.
- 2020: Hosokawa Alpine Poland is founded in Warsaw. The subsidiary offers Polish customers sales and service in the areas of mechanical processing technology and film extrusion.
- 2020: Opening of the new logistics centre (storage capacity: 8,000 m2) for Hosokawa Alpine AG at the Augsburg freight centre
- 2019: Launch of SAPS Ltda. in São Paulo (Brazil): a joint venture of Hosokawa Alpine AG with Dynamic Air Ltda. in the contract processing business segment
- 2015: Acquisition of ANKO (Anton Kolb) Maschinenbau GmbH in Niederkassel. As a wholly owned subsidiary, the manufacturer of film winders and oscillating take-off systems now trades under the name Hosokawa Kolb.
- 2013: Acquisition of the compacting business unit of Hosokawa Bepex GmbH in Leingarten and integration into the mechanical process engineering business unit. The new branch operates as Hosokawa Alpine Compaction.
- 2012: Hosokawa Micron Saint-Petersburg is founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The subsidiary of Hosokawa Alpine specialises in the sale and service of machines in Russia and the CIS countries in the powder processing and blown film lines segment.
- 2008: Construction of a new assembly hall in Augsburg
- 2007: Hosokawa Micron India PVT LTD is founded in Chennai, India. The wholly owned subsidiary of Hosokawa Alpine AG is dedicated to technical sales and service for mechanical processing technology and film extrusion. It also manufactures and supplies machine parts and keeps spare parts in stock.
- 1997: New, customer division-based structure in the Mechanical Process Engineering business unit. Each division focuses on the specific requirements and needs of individual industries.
- 1995: Certification of Hosokawa Alpine AG according to ISO 9001
- 1987: 100% takeover of Alpine AG by Hosokawa Micron Corporation, Osaka, Japan. The company name was subsequently changed to Hosokawa Alpine Aktiengesellschaft. Opening of the application centres for mechanical process engineering and plastics process engineering.
- 1960: Foundation of a new business unit for production of film blowing systems.
- 1950: Start of focused research and development work in plastics processing. The KSE 45 screw extruder for processing thermoplastics was the first product.
- 1945: Engineers and technicians hired from Messerschmitt AG in Augsburg, which had been wound up. This brought expertise on aerodynamics and the development of jet engines to the process engineering sector, which was used specifically in the design of new air classifiers.
- 1921: Conversion into a public limited company
- 1909: Company renamed ‘Alpine Maschinenfabrik-Gesellschaft m.b.H.’. Alpine is a fanciful name derived from the Alps, echoing the company’s aspirations for excellence and peak performance.
- 1903: First patent for the universal shredder with the brand name ‘Triumph’. Expansion of the product range to include further mills and crushing machines, for which the company also received several patents
- 1902: Conversion of the workshop into a limited liability company named ‘O. Holzhäuer’sche Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Augsburg-Göggingen’; relocation of the company from Augsburg’s old town to its current headquarters in the district of Göggingen
- 1900: Sale of products to customers throughout Europe begins
- 1898: Mr Otto Holzhäuer’s mechanical workshop founded in Augsburg’s old town
Business segment powder & particle processing
- Chemical division: Sylvia Bräunlein
- Minerals & metals division: Paul Woodward
- Pharma & laboratory division: Hermann Schmidt
- Food division: Jörg Krahnen
- Recycling & granulators division: Bernd Kneisl
- Compaction division: Markus Wojahn
- Blueserv - Service division: Alexander Auer
- Rental and used machinery division: Marco Hauk
- Process Consulting: Christian Eisenbarth
Business segment film extrusion
- Dr. Holger Niemeier
- Dr. Antonio Fernández (President)
- Dr. Holger Niemeier
- Herbert Gray
- Prof. Dr. Rolf Blumentritt (Chairman)
Hosokawa Micron St. Petersburg OOO
- Vasiliy Novoselov
Hosokawa Micron India Pvt. Ltd.
- Vedachalam Manjula
Hosokawa Micron Powders GmbH
- Dr. Christoph Wadenpohl
Hosokawa Kolb GmbH
- Michael Buchauer
Hosokawa Alpine American Inc.
- Dave Nunes
Hosokawa Alpine Poland Sp.z.o.o
- Krzysztof Salamon
Hosokawa solids solutions GmbH
- Manfred Wahl
- Andreas Letzel
Hosokawa Solids sl
- Josu Bordagaray
- Mikel Eizaguirre
VDMA, Mechanical Engineering Industry Association, Frankfurt/Munich
- Process Plant and Equipment Association, Frankfurt
- Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association, Frankfurt
- Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association, Frankfurt
- Specialist Department: Machines and Systems for Pharma and Cosmetics, Frankfurt
- Marketing working group in Process Plant and Equipment Association
- Experience exchange service/customer service department
- Experience exchange personnel department
- Marketing experience exchange / market communications, VDMA Regional Group, Bavaria
VDI, Association of German Engineers
Working group, grain research, Detmold
Consulting committee of the POWTECH exhibition, Nuremberg
POWTECH - International Trade Fair for Powder & Bulk Solids Processing and Analytics. The POWTECH trade fair is the uncontested number one worldwide for powders, granules and bulk solids technology. It reflects the current state of the art of the mechanical processing and analytics industry.
Scientific society for testing and controlling at the University of Augsburg
Association to improve the local conditions of the economy in Swabia, Augsburg
Chamber of industry and commerce for Augsburg and Swabia
- Experience exchange, energy and the environment
- Experience exchange, occupational safety
- Experience exchange production management
- Examiners for the industrial training of construction mechanics
- Member of the Augsburg masters' circle