History

Your strong partner for nearly 60 years

 

 

Gustav Bruns

1958

Gustav Bruns († 1993) founds the company Bruns KG, now known as AMF-Bruns GmbH & Co. KG. The purpose of the business is to manufacture agricultural machinery.

Erich Bruns

1959

Erich Bruns joins the company at the age of 23. He remains active in the company management until his death († 2014).

Produktion Förderanlagen

1962

The manufacture of agricultural machinery is ceased with the start of production of conveyor systems.

Bereich Hubmatik

1970

The area of automated lifting technology is established as a second pillar of the company. The manufacture of lift systems and support systems for people with disabilities commences.

1973

To respond to constantly high work volumes in system construction, another branch is established in Friesoythe, located approximately 30 km away.

1980

Capacities are more than doubled during the subsequent years through expansion work and investment in new machinery at Apen and Friesoythe.

Zeichenbretter

1992

The first drawing boards are now redundant with the introduction of computerised technology and 2D software for the design of system construction.

Jürgen Bruns

1993

Jürgen Bruns, managing partner and responsible for system construction, joins the company at the age of 31 after several years working abroad.

Gerit Bruns

1995

Gerit Bruns, managing partner and responsible for automated lifting technology, joins the company at the age of 31.

Einzigartiges System

1999

AMF-Bruns develops a system for the complete emptying of silos, unique in the field of system construction.

Neue Hallenfläche

2000

A total of 4,000 m² of new hall space, featuring a cutting system, open space and paint shop, is put into operation.

2005

The ERP system ‘ProAlpha’ is introduced in the two business segments to support all business processes.

2008

Together with over 600 customers and suppliers, and all employees and their families, the 50th anniversary of AMF-Bruns is celebrated with two events.

50 Jahre

2010

Green light for the introduction of lean management at AMF-Bruns in collaboration with Porsche Consulting.

2011

Another update is made to the company standard, with the introduction of the 3D software ‘SolidWorks’ for design.

2012

‘Gustav Bruns Maschinenbau und Förderanlagen GmbH & Co. KG’ is rebranded to ‘AMF-Bruns GmbH & Co. KG’.

Jan Woltermann

2013

Jan Woltermann, having held various roles in the company since 2002, is appointed as an additional managing director of AMF-Bruns.

2013

The development of a product configuration tool for system construction whips up a storm on the market.

2014

Extensive optimisation measures are completed:

  • Shaft department is restructured and renovated (2012)
  • Metal cutting is centralised (2013)
  • Acquisition of a new laser cutting system and tandem canting machine (2012)
  • Structural work and final assembly are centralised through hall extension
  • New paint shop and picking line is put into operation

2015

A certified energy management system based on DIN EN ISO 50001 and a company health management system are introduced.

2016

  • Re-auditing of career and family
  • New development department
  • CrefoZert valid until August 2017
  • New office in Poland

2017

Strategy adaptation based on the motto ‘Industrial Solutions – Made in Apen’

  • Increased acquisition of production-intensive accessories and subsequent expansion of core skills in production
  • Expansion of engineering capacities
    • Continuous standardisation and automation in technical office
    • Optimisation of order processing
    • Strengthening of operational project management

AMF-Bruns: ‘Industrial Solutions – Made in Apen’