Facts & Figures

The AUMUND Group is an international leader in the design and supply of equipment for conveying and storing bulk materials. The products of AUMUND Fördertechnik, SCHADE Lagertechnik and SAMSON Materials Handling set technological standards in key industries such as cement, lime, gypsum, mining, minerals, metallurgy, chemicals, fertiliser, alternative fuels, and in their associated ports and terminals operations. The Group’s international success is highlighted by nearly 24,000 pieces of equipment installed in around 150 countries.

The power of innovation is borne out by over 200 patents relating to the Group’s product range, which includes Belt and Chain Bucket Elevators, Pan Conveyors, Discharge and Storage Systems, Stackers, Reclaimers, Wagon Unloading Systems, Shiploaders and Eco Hoppers.

20 companies and representative offices, 5 service centres and around 500 employees, in Europe, Asia and North and South America are proof of the global presence of the Group, which is now under the third generation leadership of Franz-W. Aumund, with his values of innovation, quality and reliability. Its top priorities are continuous research and development in cooperation with universities, institutes and laboratories, the high quality of the machines, ongoing professional development of staff, and the desire to always be a reliable partner to its customers. The Group Companies TILEMANN, AUMUND Group Field Service and AUMUND Logistic all make their valuable contributions to the success of the Group, in chain manufacture, equipment commissioning and servicing, and international freight forwarding, respectively.

The Franz-W. Aumund Stiftung and the Aumund Foundation support educational, philanthropic, humanitarian and medical projects and charities in Germany and overseas, and all companies of the Group are socially committed in their respective countries. In 2019 the total funding reached approximately EUR 500,000.

Founder: Prof. Dr.-Ing. h.c. Heinrich Aumund
Activity: Heavy Engineering
Products: Machinery for conveying and storage of bulk materials
Locations: Germany, Europe, Middle East, North and South America, Asia
Innovations: Bucket Elevators, Pan Conveyors, Wagon Tipplers, Stackers/Reclaimers, Shiploaders, Eco Hoppers und many more
Patents: more than 200
Export quota: over 90 %



1922 Inception of AUMUND Fördererbau GmbH (Germany)
1975 Establishment of AUMUND Ltda (Brazil)
1975 Establishment of AUMUND Canada
1980 Establishment of AUMUND Corporation (USA)
1991 Establishment of AUMUND S.A.R.L. (France)
1991 Acquisition of LOUISE Maschinenfabrik GmbH (Germany)
1996 Establishment of AUMUND Engineering Ltd (India)
2001 Establishment of AUMUND Holding B.V. (The Netherlands)
2001 Acquisition of SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH (Germany)
2002 Acquisition of SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd (Great Britain)
2005 Establishment of AUMUND Asia (H.K.) Ltd (P.R. China)
2006 Establishment of AUMUND Machinery Technology (Beijing) Ltd (P.R. China)
2006 Acquisition of WTW Engineering GmbH (Germany)
2007 Establishment of AUMUND Logistic GmbH (Germany)
2008 Opening of AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH Branch Office St. Petersburg (Russia)
2010 Opening of AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH Branch Office Dubai (UAE)
2010 Opening of SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd Branch Office Bristol (Great Britain)
2011 Opening of SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH Branch Office Moscow (Russia)
2014 Acquisition of Maschinenfabrik BESTA & MEYER GmbH (Germany)
2016 Acquisition of TILEMANN GmbH Chains & Components (Germany)
2017 Establishment of AUMUND Group Field Service GmbH (Germany)
2019 Opening of AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH Branch Office Wroclaw (Poland)
2021 Establishment of AUMUND Machinery Manufacturing (Tianjin) Co., Ltd (P.R. China)