Sennebogen celebrates 65 years, expands production facility


Sennebogen recently celebrated 65 years of operation as a worldwide equipment manufacturer.

Since 1952, the company has focused on providing productive and cost-efficient material handling solutions for users of equipment in scrap, steel mill services, inland and ocean waterways, waste, recycling, demolition and many logging applications.

“This company milestone is truly so well earned by the generations of innovators who have strived to make Sennebogen a world leader in material handling equipment,” said Constantino Lannes, president of Sennebogen LLC, Stanley, NC. “Even if the material handler is their first Sennebogen, they can be rest assured it is backed by 65 years of true innovation and commitment to excellence.”

While the company’s focus remains the same, a lot has changed throughout the industries it serves.

“There’s no such thing as can’t,” has been a philosophy since the early days of the company, when Erich Sennebogen Sr. developed a sense for innovative solutions and new markets.

Plant expansion

At Straubing Plant 2, an expansion over the past two years has seen the addition of about 35,000 square metres of new production and warehouse space. At the same time, machine shipping has been restructured, storage areas extended and logistics processes optimized and modernized.

“In today’s globalized markets, we supply products to customers in over 100 countries on all continents. In order to stay ahead of the competition, we invest in our model line-up and our sites every year, and undertake modernization and expansion work,” said managing director Erich Sennebogen, who along with his brother Walter are the second generation of leadership in the family-owned company.

Today, the company has about 1,400 employees at production and support facilities around the world, including the North American headquarters just outside Charlotte, NC. With machines ranging up to 350 tons, Sennebogen has always focused both on customer-specific solutions and on individually configurable series machines.

“Our customers are amazed at the dynamic development of our company,” said Walter Sennebogen, “and we are confident that our continued investment in the plant expansion will have a very positive impact on the company’s ongoing success.”