Innovation from tradition
KLEMM Bohrtechnik has more than five decades of experience in the development and manufacture of powerful drill rigs. In this time, the company has decisively contributed towards the history of anchor drilling technology with innovative technologies – this is confirmed by e.g. more than 100 active patents and industrial property rights.
- The company's developmentcloseopen
Foundation of the Klemm-Stahlhacke drilling company.
Separation of the Günter Klemm drilling company.
Factory in Sondern, office in Rhode.
Acquisition of land in Wenkhausen, construction of offices and production facilities.
Cessation of drilling activities and now operating as G. Klemm Bohrtechnik.
Construction of additional production and warehouse facilities.
Opening of the Hydroc branch in Sengenau, later to become plant number 2.
Erection of a hydraulics department for the assembly of hydraulic drifters and rotary heads.
Erection of a second unit for storage and dispatch.
Erection of the first assembly shop, including an extension for design work.
Increased size of head office, set up of paint shops, and machinery washing bays.
Trading as Ing. G. Klemm Bohrtechnik GmbH.
Take-over by the US Ingersoll-Rand group.
Erection of the second assembly shop, including extensions for engineering design and additional office space.
Takeover by BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH.
Trading as KLEMM Bohrtechnik, a branch of BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH.
Trading as KLEMM Bohrtechnik, a branch of BAUER Maschinen GmbH.
Establishment of a master plan for optimum material flow and expansion of capacity.
Re-establishing the Wintersohl stream, new logistics shop, new painting and pre-production, reconstruction of plant number 2.
Transition of the branch and trading as KLEMM Bohrtechnik GmbH Complete new look for management offices and reception.
Construction of a new assembly shop and offices using geothermal and solar energy sources.
New storage building for secure air freight.
ABS Trenchless and HAUSHERR System Bohrtechnik become branches of KLEMM Bohrtechnik GmbH.
Renewal of inter-plant road and surface drainage system.
- Organisational developmentcloseopen
First sketch book of machine design drawings.
First mainframe EDP installation from KIENZLE for accounts and stores.
Introduction of DNC (Direct Numerical Control) in the metal cutting production.
First electronic data processing with single workstation PCs.
Introduction of time management (ZEUS) for human resources.
Certification of quality management system to ISO 9001.
Introduction of shop floor data logging (BDS) and enterprise resource planning software (WIN-BDS).
Introduction Catia Cadam 2D CAD system.
Introduction of document management system with document workflow (ELO).
Introduction of SAP R/3 FI/CO in accounts, controlling and human resources.
Honoured with the LRQA Gold Award for the quality management system.
Implementation of the remuneration framework agreement (ERA).
Introduction of SAP R/3 in all areas of the company.
Introduction of SolidWorks 3D in design department.
Certification of the airfreight safety concept.
Introduction of management system (HSE)
Certification of the welding process (DIN EN ISO 3834-2).
- The development of productioncloseopen
Thread whirling on a lathe for machining bolts and threaded parts.
First lathe with Numerical Control (NC) using punch tape (Hitachi Seiki).
First CNC lathe with industrial robot handling system.
Introduction of unmanned production on a CNC machining centre with automatic pallet magazine (Hitachi Seiki HC 500).
Versatile CNC-machining centre with 5 fold pallet changer and redundant tool storage for unmanned automation.
Development of an integrated, automated production cell for drill rod production.
Multifunction lathe and milling machine with portal robots for operation without manual input (MAZAK Integrex).
Conversion to a high-solid paint system.
Introduction of plasma flame cutting technology.
Introduction of an automated storage and retrieval system for small parts.
Introduction of electrostatic coating.
First Semi-knocked-down kits for assembly of the KR 806-3D in the USA (BAUER BMC, Conroe).
In-house developed hydraulics test station for development, production and training.
CNC 5-axis machining centre (MAZAK Variaxis).
Semi-knocked-down kits (SKD) for the assembly of the KR 909-1 in China (BAUER SBT, Shanghai).
Introductoin of a CIP Management System (CIP = Continuous Improvement Process).
Introduction of a production management system (X-Net MES) for multiple shift operation
- Product developmentcloseopen
Drill rods and drilling equipment for the new Elbe tunnel.
The first patent DE 2155540 C3 “Device for overburden drilling”.
The first drilling vehicle on a wheeled undercarriage Type KB II.
Patent DE 2461633 C2 “Hydraulic percussion-device”.
The first drilling unit KR 800 with hydraulic drifter KB 40-B.
The first hydraulic drifter with automatic piston stroke setting.
Modular concept drilling rig – KW 2000.
Patent DE 2924393 C2 “Double head drill rig with counter-rotating action".
Drill rig in a diving bell for under-water exploration drilling.
First kelly pile drilling rig GH 80.
First MR 700 mini-drilling rig with separate power pack.
First directional drilling rig – KRB 1500.
250 m geothermal drilling in Japan, Hiroshima with a KR 807D.
First KR 80701 double-head rig for geothermal drilling in Switzerland.
New hydraulic drifter range with kick-back impulse.
Universal pile drilling rig: KB 3010.
First drilling data measurement and recording system: MBS.
First fully automatic revolving magazine for double rods: MAG 3.0.
100th KR 806-3 drill rig supplied.
First totally radio remote controlled drilling rig: KR 2510.
1000th hydraulic drifter of the type KD 1011 supplied.
Development of the KA 140 and KA 162 excavator attachment systems.
Drilling equipment for deepening the Panama Canal.
Drilling equipment for extinguishing fires in Chinese open cast coal mines: KR 709-1C.
Development of the new generation of drill rods magazine for heavy overburden systems: MAG 6.0 und MAG 7.0.
First vibratory rotation drive with linear oscillator: KX 1645.
EuroTest award for newly developed safety circuit for oscillating tracks.
Beginning of the KR 909-1 series.
First mast extension made from carbon fibre composites.
First anchor drilling rig with Power-Sharing: KR 806-3F.
First drilling rig with vibrating double head system: KR 807-7F.
World's first anchor drilling rig EU Stage 4/4 final: KR 806-5G.
EuroTest award BG Bau: modular rod handling system HBR
World's first anchor drilling rig EU Stage 5: KR 806-3GS