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The best of two worlds

Corporate History

Kuttner North America is your single source for all expertise and resources within the Kuettner family of companies. Together with our global colleagues at KKG-Group, Luehr Filter, and Wuerz, we provide complete system solutions, customized to meet your unique needs.

Kuttner GmbH Co. KG

Kuttner GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 1949 in Essen, Germany. The company has been in the foundry and steel industry since the beginning and is known for material handling as well as combustion processes and melting with fire.


Modern Equipment

Modern Equipment was founded in 1923 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. The company is known for their foundry equipment, in particular for their cupola furnaces, aluminum melters, and metal ladles.

Kuttner North America

Kuttner North America was founded in 1999, as a joint venture of Kuttner GmbH & Co. KG and Modern Equipment. Main products, at that time, were cupola furnaces and material handling. Over the years and with changed ownerships, additional technologies were brought into the portfolio, such as air pollution controls (with the partnership of Luehr Filter), dirty gas, heat recovery, and heat exchangers (with the partnership of Wuerz GmbH).


Today, Kuttner North America is built on a stable foundation of business in foundries, steel industries, and waste to energy. The ownership remains with Kuttner GmbH & Co. KG, Luehr Filter, and privately held shares.

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