With 120 years of history behind us, we have the future firmly in our sights. Centrally located in Europe, we offer fast access to the plant locations of our customers. Sound entrepreneurial thinking and acting together with a strong financial partner provide for steady stability and reliability. Our know-how and quality is very likely to be reflected in your vehicle.
4 locations in Germany and a strategic partnership in France – PWK is not only well positioned logistically. In the heart of Europe we manufacture for your mobility!
Facts and figures
700 motivated employees produce 1.3 million parts daily at 4 locations on a production area of more than 50,000 m² .
We produce more than 2,000 different products on 52 forming presses, 160 machining devices, 35 special equipment, 20 plastic injection moulding machines and 9 heat treatment facilities. In addition, we have the capacity for a further 2,500 products for the spare part market. The quality of these products is permanently ensured by our employees and 20 inspection devices.
We use more than 30,000 tool elements during the production processes which are developed and manufactured within our in-house tool shop.
With this we generate a turnover of approximately 120 million € of which 6% is consistently invested in development, facilities and employee qualification in order to equip the company and our employees in the best possible way for the future.
PWK products are built into nearly every vehicle in Europe. This means that we respond to the Individual requirements of our customers – “off the shelf” is (almost) not available.
We have decade old relationships with some of our customers, this is witness to their satisfaction with the job we do.
120 years PWK are a foray through the history of the forging and metal processing industry. The years were always emotional – whether through historical or social events, or by the products we produced.
From the archaic railway technology of the turn of the century to the modern day production of high precision automobile components.
Hannover Finanz becomes the main shareholder of the PWK Automotive Group
Founding of PWK Ibex GmbH
Product portfolio comprises of finished parts for chassis, steering, braking, safety and the functionality in the vehicle
Company wide rebranding of the division MacLean Vehicle Systems (MVS) to
MacLean Fogg Component Solutions (MFCS)
Start of the joint venture with
ZF PWK Mecacentre SAS (St. Etienne, France)
Founding of PWK Components Group
Inclusion of PWK Flowform (Ohio, USA)
Strategical /technological partnership for closed die steel forgings with Rizhao Forge (Rizhao, China) and Talbros Automotive Components Ltd. (TACL), Bawal, India
Transition to MacLean Vehicle Systems (MVS)
(Mundelein, Illinois, USA)
Renaming to Presswerk Krefeld GmbH & Co. KG
Assignment to Suspension & Braking Europe as Werk Krefeld-Linn
Joining TRW Fahrwerksysteme GmbH & Co. KG as Werk Presswerk Krefeld
Renamed to TRW Presswerk GmbH & Co. KG
Transition from A. Ehrenreich Gmbh & Co. KG to TRW Inc.
(Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
At the same time renamed to Presswerk A. Ehrenreich & Cie. KG
Production is completely shifted to forged components for the automotive industry
V. Langen becomes a partner of A. Ehrenreich GmbH & Co. KG, Düsseldorf
Renamed to A. Langen & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG
A. Langen becomes a partner. In 1924 sole proprietor
Renamed to Crefelder Schraubenfabrik
Founded as Rheinisches Kleineisen-und Stanzwerk Jahn & Holzapfel
Products: Nuts and bolts for the railway industry