With its 28,000 inhabitants, the town of Meissen in the German state of Saxony is best known for being home to Europe’s oldest manufacturer of porcelain. But it is not only the production of the finest porcelain that defines Meissen; the surrounding area also has plenty to offer in the way of industry. Kersten, the specialist mechanical engineering company, was established in 1965. After the German reunification, the company ran with two small milling centers and 12 employees, and over the years, the production of parts and components developed into the main area of business. In 2004, the company moved into a newly acquired office and manufacturing facility in the Niederau industrial estate. At this time, the first contact was established with WFL Millturn Technologies, at which point Kersten Maschinenbau transitioned to complete machining. The first M65 MILLTURN from WFL entered service at Kersten Maschinenbau’s manufacturing facilities back in 2006. It is used primarily for the production of shafts, generators, and gearbox parts for the wind power industry.
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