In 1872, Johann Martin Lauffer laid the foundation for the successful development of LAUFFER PRESSEN by founding his mechanical workshop and forging company in Mühlen am Neckar. Initially specializing in the maintenance and sale of agricultural machinery, LAUFFER manufactured the first self-designed water hydraulic press in the 1920s.

Today we are one of the leading manufacturers of hydraulic and electric presses as well as automated systems in the fields of laminating and composite technology, plastics and coating technology as well as forming and powder technology. Thousands of our machines and systems worldwide prove that the highest quality and extensive process knowledge are winning through in the market.



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We are internationally focused and firmly rooted in the region. From our headquarters in Horb am Neckar, Germany, we coordinate our worldwide sales and service activities. And this is also where we produce: More than 280 employees develop and manufacture state-of-the-art press and automation solutions for our customers all over the world on an area of over 10,000m².


LAUFFER Pressen is an internationally positioned, medium-sized company with a strong familial character. And we want to stay that way: The members of the management board, the executive board and the supervisory board ensure continuity and continuous development.

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Markus Oechsle

Managing Director Technology / Order Processing

Markus Oechsle - Geschäftsführer Technik/Auftragsabwicklung

Christof Lauffer

Managing Director Sales / Services / Marketing

Christof Lauffer - Geschäftsführer Vertrieb/Services/Marketing

Bernd Lacher

Member of the Management Board

Bernd Lacher - Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung

Prof. Dr. Yan Jianwen

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Chairman of the Board and CEO of HFM Group

Prof. Dr. Yan Jianwen - Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrates