For more than 60 years, company GROSSMANN has been constructing, building and selling Wafer Baking Machines in Germany, Europe and throughout the whole world – approx. 90 % of the machines are intended for export. It all started with Hubert Großmann (1917 – 2000), a skilled machine manufacturer who founded the company.
After World War II he left his home in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) together with his wife and two small children in order to set up his own business in western Germany. His seed money was one dispatch case filled with tools and his head full of good ideas. He tried this and that and among other things he also tried to sell ice-cream. In the post-war era, however, it was hard to get hold of the required ice-cream cones. Hence he built a hand baking device he had constructed himself and started producing his own ice-cream cones. Surprisingly, other bakers asked him more and more often to build similar devices for them and soon he was able to go into “serial production”. It was the year 1950 in a small place called Fredeburg, in a region in North-Rhine-Westphalia called Sauerland – and the beginning of GROSSMANN Wafer Baking Installations.
While the first Baking Machine still fitted into the trunk of a passenger car, in the following years the machines kept getting larger, the range became wider and space for production became scarce.
After relocating several times, a new production site was built in Winterberg- Zueschen.
Following his formation as constructing engineer, the eldest son, Dieter Großmann, started working in his fathers company at the beginning of the 1960s and they enlarged the company further. A few years later, the second son, Lutz Großmann, joined the company as well.
Meanwhile the company was exporting worldwide with increasing demand and the location in Zueschen became too small. At a distance of approx. 30 km, a larger production site was built at todays premises in Frankenberg/Eder. The relocation took place in 1981; at the same time GROSSMANN GmbH was founded. Hubert Großmann retired from the business operations and assigned the responsibility to his two sons.
For a long time now not only rolled ice-cream cones in all kinds of shapes are being produced with GROSSMANN Wafer Baking Machines but a multitude of products like, e.g. wafer rolls, wafer cups, fan-shaped wafers, toasted design wafers, round wafers, Brussels Waffles, wafer chips and so on.
Small and medium-sized producers are being supplied just as consumers from the big industry. The machines are being designed according to the customers wishes and are subject to the latest technologies, qualified employees and long-term experience. Whether a round-table or an elongated construction, electrically or gas heated, here special machinery is being built by a professional and this is done with great passion and creative solutions.
Today GROSSMANN is one of the leading producers of Wafer Baking Machines in the world, still family-owned and currently run by the managing director Lutz Großmann.
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