KNIPPING KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK sees itself as a “problem solver” – which is why we handle your projects from the first concept to the finished series product. Well thought-out, consistent and constantly optimized processes – from our own product development division to powerful toolmaking and our state-of-the-art injection molding and assembly production – enable us to carry out projects effectively and result-oriented.
As a medium-sized company, we develop and produce complex technical parts and assemblies from thermoplastics and thermosets, partly in combination with metal insert technology. Our customers are well-known and prominent companies in the automotive and electrical industries who combine quality, reliability and convincing know-how with KNIPPING. At our six locations in Leingarten, Talheim, Gummersbach, Ottendorf-Okrilla, Mexico and Hungary, we now employ more than 850 people and generate a sales volume of around 140 million euros.
We are a medium-sized family business and offer our customers complete solutions for technically demanding plastic assemblies from the concept idea to series production. Our qualified and motivated employees are dedicated to flexibility and commitment. They are the basis of our success. We are a reliable partner for our customers and a responsible employer for our employees. We regard it as our duty to treat the environment and the available resources conscientiously as a responsibility to future generations.
The customer is the focal point of our actions
We are a model enterprise in all areas
We aim to become better every day
We understand our processes and systems 100%
Our corporate culture makes us an attractive employer
We are a full-range supplier from the first concept to series production
We communicate openly and respectfully
We are goal-oriented
We work in a disciplined and committed manner
We stand by our mistakes, analyze them and learn from them
We are proud of what we achieve and we honor our successes
We are eager to learn and are open to new ideas
Facts and figures
140million euros of annual sales volume
1,4billion plastic parts per year
12.000tonnes of processed plastics per year
On October 15, 1959, Arnold Knipping founded the company KING PLASTIC GmbH in Gummersbach. With only one injection molding machine, which at that time stood in a small corner of the Arnold KNIPPING screw factory, the company began to produce plastic packaging and cover caps for screws.
Purchase of the company GESSMANN in Leingarten – today KNIPPING KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK GESSMANN GmbH.
Establishment of the factory KNIPPING KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK AUTOMOTIVE GmbH in Großröhrsdorf/Saxony. Since 2011 KNIPPING KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK KING PLASTIC GmbH in Ottendorf-Okrilla.
Acquisition of STRÜBER GmbH & Co. in Talheim.
Merger of KNIPPING KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK Automotive GmbH and Spritzgießtechnik GmbH to KNIPPING KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK KING PLASTIC GmbH.
Merger of the companies GESSMANN and STRÜBER to KNIPPING KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK GESSMANN GmbH & Co. KG.
Foundation of the subsidiary KNIPPING AUTOMOTIVE S.A. de C.V. in Huamantla / Mexico.
Foundation of the subsidiary KNIPPING AUTOMOTIVE KFT. in Szigetszentmiklos / Hungary.