About the company

Pröbstel Apparatebau GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 1945 by Wilhelm Pröbstel. In its early years, the company was run exclusively as an art smithy.

Tank system and container construction were further stages in the company’s development.

Increasing competition from abroad and low-wage countries made it necessary that ever more complex systems and apparatus had to be produced.

In the meantime, the company has made an international name for itself in apparatus and system construction in the field of liquid-solid filtration with drum filters, flat filters and belt filters as well as in the construction of ORC systems and gas control stations. In terms of the transport of often very large and heavy systems, the close proximity to the Rhine is beneficial. After being handed over by Frank Pröbstel to Dr. Christian Hannke, the company is now being managed by Dr. Christian Hannke in cooperation with Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Thaler.

The perfect combination

State-of-the-art production hall

Large apparatuses and systems are produced in a generously designed production hall which meets the latest technical standards. The crane capacity of this production hall is 32 t in the central aisle. In combination with a very large gate, this enables the transport of systems and apparatuses of various sizes.

Not only is the production hall equipped with numerous welding fixtures and all the machines for metal construction, it also has a large machining department that includes both state-of-the-art CNC machines and a lathe for turning work of more than 4 m in diameter.

Large sheet metal benders and roller round bending machines are as much part of the equipment of the state-of-the-art production hall as drilling and milling machines, our own paint shop and sandblasting booths.


Our employees demonstrate a high level of motivation and craftsmanship. They carry out the project-related work with great commitment and ingenuity.

The project managers and the three foremen ensure that the projects are completed on time. Of course, we always welcome journeymen metal workers with very good welding skills.


In order to secure the location with highly qualified employees, it is necessary to constantly develop the company further. Therefore, great value is placed on in-house design work and inventiveness.

Our clients appreciate the fact that even during the implementation phase of the project, we still contribute further development ideas.

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