Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

2020 is a very special year for us: In 2020 Fecken-Kirfel celebrates its 150th anniversary. But 2020 is also affected by the big challenges the corona pandemic implicates. For the safety of our guests and colleagues and due to the worldwide travel restrictions we had to postpone our anniversary festivities. But we already look forward to celebrating this event in the next year.

In the 150 years of its existence, Fecken-Kirfel has experienced eventful times. But we have endured them all successfully. In this newsletter we will take a brief look at how this was achieved and how Fecken-Kirfel will face the future even in these challenging times.

In the continuation of the history of our cutting machines below you will learn how Fecken-Kirfel developed manual vertical cutting machines and advanced them to fully automatic cross cutting and trimming machines.

Moreover, an interview with our Vice President Michael Tillmann is focused on how you can benefit from our new intuitive user interface based on Windows IoT.

Enjoy reading our newsletter. Stay healthy. We look forward to meeting you personally again soon.

Yours Lars Nelles
Marketing and Sales

150 years Fecken-Kirfel -
Heritage company and innovative family business

This year, Fecken-Kirfel will celebrate its 150th anniversary. An age that is anything but self-evident for a company. So we can truly be a bit proud of it. Over 150 years we have managed to defy every crisis and continue to grow. „We plan at long-term and strategically on a healthy economic basis and develop continuously – these are the reasons for our success.  We can rely on our motivated and innovative employees who always look ahead – into the future”, says Volker Schiffer, Managing Director of Fecken-Kirfel.
Tradition. Innovation. Future. – Our slogan for this anniversary points out where our routes are, what sustains us and what drives us.  Let us take a look together at what these aspects mean for us.

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Evolution of the Fecken-Kirfel Machines: The V Series

Today, more than 320 Fecken-Kirfel Vertical CNC Contour Cutting Centres are in operation worldwide. A success story that was only possible as the company dared to look beyond its own horizon. In this fourth article on the history of the Fecken-Kirfel machines, we focus on the evolution of the V Series from the first manual vertical cutting machine designed in 1956 to the current solutions for the flexible and efficient production of small and larger contour parts. At present, fully automatic cutting lines that combine a horizontal splitting machine and a vertical contour cutting centre, as well as a wide range of software solutions, constitute the current state-of-the-art offered by Fecken-Kirfel.

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Easy to learn, intuitive to use

On the occasion of the international trade fairs interzum 2019 and K 2019 we have presented our “latest state of the art”- user interfaces with the industrial Windows 10 IoT.    Meanwhile, the first Fecken-Kirfel machines with the new user interface have been delivered. This is the right time to check how you as a customer can benefit.
Michael Tillmann, our technical director, answers the most important questions about the new interfaces for operating contour cutting machines based on a CNC control as well as vertical and horizontal cutting machines based on an IPC control.

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