The company’s products are used whenever special requirements or severe environmental impacts make innovative solutions a necessity. This is made possible by outstanding precision products and processing quality. It is primarily the product portfolio’s high degree of vertical integration and permanent development that characterizes KMF as one of the leading suppliers in the industry.

KMF’s excellent development expertise and its proximity to the customer enable the company to meet complex challenges quickly and flexibly. For many decades, the cylinders manufactured in-house have been setting standards in agricultural engineering, construction machinery, commercial vehicles and in stationary hydraulics, such as lifting platforms.

At home in the region – successful around the world

Since it was founded in 1954, Kemptener Maschinenfabrik has established an impressive tradition. Quality and innovation have always our company’s essential foundation. KMF provides a professional home to around 170 employees and ensures that young people receive vocational training with a future.


Wide range of products for diverse challenges

KMF’s portfolio primarily includes customer-specific cylinders for a large number of mobile applications, such as innovative solutions for the agricultural and construction machinery industry and auxiliary drives for commercial vehicles as well as customized hydraulic assemblies.

KMF Kemptener Maschinenfabrik stands out from the competition in particular due to its innovative piston rod production. All piston rods are induction hardened and hard chromium plated with a double layer in the in-house electroplating department. With this comprehensive in-house production, KMF sets the standard in this segment.

KMF develops and produces hydraulic and pneumatic actuating cylinders for vehicle brakes as well as special suspension and damping systems.


The highest possible quality along the value added chain

KMF consolidates all manufacturing methods under one roof. This comprehensive production process guarantees the highest possible quality standards. As a system supplier, KMF Kemptener Maschinenfabrik develops customized products for specific requirements based on its customers’ specifications. This is combined with in-depth support in every single phase of the project.

Calculations and designs are carried out according to DIN, ISO, AD and industry standards. Strength calculations and resulting component optimizations are mapped in the Pro/Engineer 3D CAD system.

All operations up to chromium-plating and Teflon coating are performed in house. Dynamic and fatigue testing is conducted on in-house test equipment. In combination with validation at the customer’s location, KMF guarantees excellent product quality until the start of production.

All of our customers expect uncompromising quality from our products and services. In order to meet these expectations, we have our quality and environmental management processes evaluated by an independent certification company at regular intervals.

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Research - Innovations with System

Intensive research work and our own testing facilities ensure that KMF can always respond flexibly and promptly to constantly changing requirements while maintaining a high level of quality. In this way, one's own solutions are permanently optimized and future industry challenges are addressed and resolved at an early stage.
Increasing digitalization in applications continues to drive the development of intelligent cylinders. The KMF Kemptener Maschinenfabrik is pushing this topic forward and has a keen eye on trend topics such as synchronous cylinders with displacement measurement. This drive for innovation makes the company a driving force in the industry and an important partner of leading machine manufacturers.