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Family company with over 30 years of experience.

We are an innovative and powerful manufacturer of technical molded rubber parts with over 30 years of experience and know-how. Our production and company headquarter is located in Kirchheim unter Teck and thus between the gates of Stuttgart and the Swabian Alb. More than 50 motivated, experienced and well-trained employees are part of the company strategy.

Our core business is the manufacture of application-specific elastomers according to specified drawings and/or 3D data. Depending on the requirement profile, area of ​​application and geometric properties, we implement the most diverse moldings article such as bellows, rubber seals, rubber membranes, rubber grommets and plugs, precision and small parts, damping elements or connecting elements for an international customer segment. Primarily the automotive industry but also other industrial sectors in Germany and throughout Europe. Whether small series or millions of pieces just-in-time play no role in this. In addition we offer our customers various special elastomer parts made of rubber, plastic or rubber-plastic.

Our core business is the manufacture of application-specific elastomers according to specified drawings and/or 3D data. Depending on the requirement profile, area of ​​application and geometric properties, we implement the most diverse moldings article such as bellows, rubber gaskets, rubber diaphragm, rubber grommets and plugs are precision - u, small parts, damping elements, and connecting elements for an international customer segment. Primarily the automotive industry, but also for another Air-in Germany and throughout Europe. Whether a small series or Millions of just-in-time do not play a role in the process. In addition, we offer our customers on the Basis of embossing and stamping various Elastomer devices-special parts made of rubber, plastic, or rubber-to-plastic.

The heart of the Company is our modern Machine park. Consisting of a total of 23 different injection molding presses according to different manufacturing processes. 2-jet deburring equipment, and 1 temp oven for the following product finishing, including surface technology Cold. Finally, all of our rubber moulded parts, in addition, a visual 100 percent quality control in the context of our certified and locally-based Endprüflieferanten.

A further core competence, the implementation of the rubber molding is in need of production Model & serial tools with a maximum completion time of 4 to 5 weeks. As well as the short-term Tool to shift from the previous suppliers with the fastest possible conceptual Change and subsequent production.

Certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 we provide all the rubber form part of the delivery of the required services from a single source and supply our customers with only the international standard specified raw materials in Top quality.

As a pragmatist and maker, we guarantee the highest standards "by "Made in Germany" and set international standards in the manufacture of molded rubber parts.

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Made in Germany

Global trade, cost reduction and price pressure are often the reason for relocating corresponding manufactured items and/or entire production locations abroad. However, Knorr & Macho GmbH manufactures its molded rubber parts exclusively in national production locations and still guarantees a competitive and fair customer price and consciously pursues the following strategic ideas.
  • extremely high quality standard
  • Central monitoring, control and optimization of production processes
  • flexible and short delivery times
  • quick and easy corporate and organizational communication
  • flat corporate hierarchy
  • all services from a single source

Partnership

Dealing with our customers, recognizing their needs and expectations and acting accordingly is a central component for us. We therefore see every single company as an individual and sustainable partnership in which fairness, active communication and trust are of essential importance to us.

Quality as standard

Hardly anyone talks about quality anymore. Rather, this is an absolute basic understanding today and therefore a daily standard at Knorr & Macho GmbH. The awareness of this, the achievement of the "zero-defect strategy", service-oriented customer services and successive quality optimization are, the DNA of the company. This is guaranteed on the basis of our holistic and certified QM/QS system according to DIN EN ISO 9001.2015, qualitative process structures, and the relevant implementation of this by our company employees in all departments.

Targeted use of resources

As an industrial manufacturer of rubber goods, we are aware that our daily work pollutes the environment. That is why we see it as our duty to reduce environmentally harmful products such as emissions, energy, waste or waste water as much as possible. According to DIN EN ISO 14001:2015, we therefore do everything we can to ensure that the resources we need are used in an environmentally friendly manner, and we try our best to deal with nature in a sustainable and responsible manner.

Our employees as the greatest asset

A spirit of partnership, fairness and open cooperation also defines the relationship with our employees. Job security, promotion of team spirit, as well as forward-looking and sustainable management structures are also part of our company principles. As well as any rejection of discrimination within our multicultural, very broad workforce structure.

These basic principles, coupled with commercial prudence and financial solidity, guarantee us a well-established company and the best possible position on the market.

Company history

Milestones
From 1986 to today.

On 09.05.2016 the Knorr & Macho GmbH celebrated its 30-year anniversary. The company was founded on 09. May 1986 by Ernst Knorr and Joachim Macho. The seat of the company is a backyard in the Kirchheim district of Jesingen with only one injection moulding machine was at the time.
Seven years later, the Knorr & Macho GmbH employees more than 20 employees, expanded its fleet to a total of 8 presses and supplied at the time already an international customer segment with the widest variety of molded rubber parts.
On 23.02.1994 it came to a was not caused by fire in the production. The former property damage amounted to about 500,000 DM. Already a week later, the Company was relocated in the current Otto-Hahn-Straße 19 directly to Kirchheim and was thus able to start production again.
In 1997, the cultivation of new production facilities to the successively increasing customer requests / number of pieces of rubber mould was then made to share in the context of the production capacity to cope. As a result, the machine Park as well as the production staff was increased as well.

In June 2001, the Knorr & Macho GmbH introduced a according to DIN EN ISO 9001 and 14001 certified quality and environmental management system. Today, all companies are operating processes on the Basis of deraktuell valid certification and guarantee a Top quality of manufactured rubber mould parts.

In 2009, Mr. Ernst, Knorr, CEO and co-founder of the company, Knorr & Macho after 23 years, the Company withdrew, and the company handed over management to his daughter, Daniela Weber, which was headed from this point on, on the side of Joachim Macho, the fortunes of the company.

The end of the year 2011 on the grounds of lack of capacity has been outsourced to the complete logistics in a warehouse after Jesingen. Until today, will be provided from there to almost all manufactured rubber part delivery is ready for shipment, and after the current VDA Standards just-in-time sent to the customer.

In the context of quality assurance in 2013, corresponding moulded rubber parts, a fully automated and visual 100 percent final inspection to go through since the end of. The test facility is located in the premises of the logistics and is mainly used for round logs and schedules in the Millions of units.

In 2015, it has invested in the purchase of a directly adjacent to the premises hall and the complete tool management to be relocated, as well as new premises for the QA / QM set up. In 2016, an additional hall for future raw material was then next door brackets.
Deeply affected and very sad, we had to at 04. October 2016 by our founder, managing Director and chief, Joachim Macho, after a short and severe illness, saying goodbye. We lost an exceptional human being. He is missing us all. Thanks for everything Joe (03.05.1961 – 04.10.2016)
Actually a contribution for the news section, you will find this theme, nevertheless, in the company's history. Because the Virus evolved in a very short time in a global pandemic, with unforeseeable consequences. Consequently, we are affected by them and must provide us with the new challenges.

Zu tiefst betroffen und unendlich traurig mussten wir am 10. August 2020 von unserem Firmengründer, Geschäftsführer und Chef, Ernst Knorr nach kurzer schwerer Krankheit Abschied nehmen. Wir verloren mit Ihm einen außer­gewöhnlichen Menschen. Er fehlt uns allen sehr. Vielen Dank für alles Ernst (17.06.1946 – 10.08.2020)

Company history

Milestones 1986 to today.

Company foundation (1986)
On May 9th, 2016, Knorr & Macho GmbH celebrated its 30th anniversary. The company was founded on May 9th, 1986 by Ernst Knorr and Joachim Macho. At that time the company was based in a backyard in the Kirchheim district of Jesingen with only one injection molding machine.
International Customers (1993)
Seven years later, Knorr & Macho GmbH already had more than 20 permanent employees, expanded its machine park to a total of 8 presses and was already supplying an international customer segment with a wide variety of molded rubber parts.
Building Fire Production (1994)
On February 23, 1994, a major fire broke out in production, which was not our fault. The property damage at that time was around DM 500,000. Just one week later, the company was relocated to Kirchheim unter Teck (Otto-Hahn-Straße 19), which is still the same today, and was therefore able to resume production.
Expansion production (1997)
In 1997 the cultivation of new production facilities to the successively increasing customer requests / number of pieces of rubber molded parts was then made to share in the context of the production capacity to cope. As a result the machine park and also the production staff was increased as well.
Introduction Certification (2001)
In June 2001 Knorr & Macho GmbH introduced a quality and environmental management system certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001 and 14001. To this day, all company processes operate on the basis of the currently valid certification and guarantee top quality of the finished molded rubber parts.
Change of management (2009)
In 2009 Mr. Ernst Knorr, managing director and co-founder of the company Knorr & Macho, withdraw from the company after 23 years and handed over the management of the company to his daughter Daniela Weber, who from that point on, alongside Joachim Macho, ran the company forwarded.
Outsourcing logistic (2011)
At the end of 2011, due to a lack of space, the entire logistics were outsourced to a warehouse in Jesingen. To this day, almost all manufactured molded rubber parts are made ready for dispatch from there and sent to customers just-in-time in accordance with current VDA standards.
Automated final inspection (2013)
As part of quality assurance, corresponding molded rubber parts have undergone a fully automated and visual 100 percent final inspection since the end of 2013. The testing facility is located in the logistics premises and is mainly used for rounds and orders in the millions.
Purchase & new construction of warehouses (2015/2016)
In 2015 investments were made in the purchase of a hall right next to the company premises and the complete tool management was relocated there, and new premises for QA / QM were set up. In 2016 an additional new hall was built next door for future raw material storage.
Joachim Macho (2016)
Deeply affected and infinitely sad, we had to say goodbye to our company founder, managing director and boss Joachim Macho after a short serious illness on October 4th, 2016. With him we lost an extraordinary person. We all miss him very much. Thank you for everything Joe (05/03/1961 – 10/04/2016)
Covid 19 (2020)
Actually an article for the news area, this topic can still be found in the company history. Because the virus quickly developed into a global pandemic with consequences that are still unforeseeable today. As a result, we are also affected and have to face the new challenges.
Ernst Knorr (2020)
Deeply affected and infinitely sad, we had to say goodbye to our company founder, managing director and boss Ernst Knorr after a short serious illness on August 10, 2020. With him we lost an extraordinary person. We all miss him very much. Thank you for everything Ernst (06/17/1946 – 08/10/2020)
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