About GKS - Short Profile of the Kummerfeldt Group


Kummerfeldt Group

Today the Kummerfeldt Group consists of the following family managed companies:


GKS Logo

GK Sondermaschinenbau GmbH | www.gk-smb.de

  • packaging machines for food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products
  • special machines for the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industry
  • component manufacturing (metal work and plastics processing)
  • engineering
GK Tobacco Logo

GK Tobacco GmbH | www.gk-tobacco.de

  • tobacco processing machinery
  • engineering

Piltz MLT Logo

Piltz MLT Ltd. | www.piltzmlt.com

  • mechanical engineering components
  • light fittings
  • contract manufacturing
Varialux Logo

Varialux GmbH | www.varialux.de

  • object lights
  • special lightning
  • train equipment
  • special manufactuing

History

Beginning at a garage with 3 machines, Mr. Gerhard Kummerfeldt started his own business on January 1st, 1969 at Rellingen near Hamburg / Germany.

The master of precision mechanics began as a subcontractor in the film and marine industry.


Constant growth led him to the packaging machinery industry in the 1980s, where he founded his own company for packaging fruit and vegetables in 1989.

Right after the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, he founded a company at Drebkau near Cottbus, which initially also worked for the packaging industry and later for opencast mining.


These companies are still existing today, but no longer under the leadership of the company founder, who in 1995 took over the company Varialux at Arnsdorf near Dresden from the insolvency.





Gerhard Kummerfeldt at his first lathe

Gerhard Kummerfeldt at his first lathe





The Garage in Rellingen

The Garage in Rellingen


After successful reorganisation he handed over the company Varialux GmbH to his son Christian in 2005. Afterwards he bought various companies, which today form the GK Sondermaschinenbau GmbH. A close cooperation between GK Sondermaschinenbau GmbH and GK Tobacco GmbH, founded 2010 at Varel / Germany, has been established. Since 2012 the administration and production of GK Sondermaschinenbau has been located at the Arnsdorf area, where new attractive production facilities have been built.

Piltz MLT Ltd., a manufacturing company located in Malta and specialized in milling and turning of complex metal parts has become part of the Kummerfeldt Group in 2015.