History of the company

01.11.1960
Klaus Kuhn founds the metal-turning workshop of the same name, on premises provided by Koenen & Regel, a supplier of centrifugal castings based in Monheim, in northern Germany.
1964/65
Construction of the company’s first own centrifugal casting machine, and relocation to premises in Radevormwald. Entry of Hans Kuhn into the company as partner and commercial manager.
1968
Acquisition of the first medium-frequency smelting furnace, and a doubling of previous casting-capacity. 
1970
The company invests in a computer for the first time, in the shape of an IBM/32 used to calculate costs, leased for DM 10,000 per month.
1973
Investment in the first deep-hole drilling machine, for the purposes of efficient internal machining.
1977
Extension of the foundry, reconstruction of the metal-turning workshop in Otto-Hahn-Strasse and acquisition of a second medium-frequency smelting furnace. 
1981-1985
Initial investment in the very latest computer-controlled CNC lathes and a CNC machining centre for final-finishing purposes. 
1986 Reconstruction of the foundry in Otto-Hahn-Strasse
1988/89
Purchase of a neighbouring factory in the Otto-Hahn-Strasse, extension of the CNC turning shop onto these premises, and relocation to the industrial estate of the rest of the company’s activities
1995-1999
Andre Kuhn, the company founder’s son, joins the company; he is named main partner and CEO in 1997, and takes over management of the company.
2000
Founding of the centrifugal casting house Rova & Kuhn Technology Inc. in Taiwan, specialised in the production of shifting balls for use in valve construction. 
2003

Death of company founder Klaus Kuhn. 

Appointment of Frank Lessing and Heinz Homburg to the management board, marking the first involvement in company management of persons from outside the family
2007 Investment of more than €8 million in new production facilities at the Radevormwald plant, and in equipment designed for the high-precision machining of large components; with 50 new employees taken on in just one year.
2008/09
Increase of the company’s holding in Rova & Kuhn Technology Inc., from 25% to 60%. Relocation, extension and renaming of Rova & Kuhn Technology Inc. as Kuhn Special Steel Taiwan.
2010

Renaming of the JV Rova & Kuhn Technology Inc. to Kuhn Special Steel Taiwan.

On 5th November 2010, Kuhn Special Steel, its customers, commercial partners and employees came together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company’s founding.
2013

Kuhn Special Steel has now 300 employees in Radevormwald.

Foundation of our sales company Kuhn Special Steel Asia in Taipei in order to serve Asian markets.
2014
Investment in a highly-precise and fully-automated heat treatment furnace for NORSOK M-650 standard.
2015
First delivery of finish-machined casing rings for gas turbines with 2,300 mm in diameter, made by centrifugal casting
2016
Foundation of our sales operation Kuhn Special Steel North America, Inc. in Wisconsin, USA

We would be pleased to answer your questions on the subjects of stainless steel casting, centrifugal casting and composite casting, along with the machining of stainless steel and the manufacture of components to your own precise specifications, including items for decanter construction, shipbuilding, engine manufacture and much else besides.

Just call us on
+49 (0)2195 671-0

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infonothing@kuhn-edelstahl.com

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