Kendrion Kuhnke Automation GmbH

Who we are

Kendrion Kuhnke Automation develops, manufactures and distributes controllers and actuators based on fluid, solenoid, and control technologies. It signs as part of the Industrial Actuators and Control Business Unit (IAC) within the Kendrion Industrial Division.
Its main markets are machinery and appliances, medical and analytical equipment, aircraft interior and energy generation/distribution. Industrial Actuators and Control focuses on the development and supply of highly innovative and technologically demanding products to these specific markets.

Kendrion Kuhnke Automation develops customer-specific products at target cost that offer the business unit’s customers a competitive edge. The core area of engineering expertise encompasses the combination of various technologies to create mechatronic modules and the provision of customer advice on alternative actuator solutions.

The Industrial Actuators and Control head office is located in Malente (Germany), and the business unit has production facilities in Malente and Sibiu (Romania). Industrial Actuators and Control, as part of a centralised sales organisation in Germany, has also sales engineers in Sweden and Spain. The business unit is also active in the US market. Kendrion Kuhnke Automation has distributors all over the world who primarily provide services for spare parts and serve small businesses.

Kendrion Kuhnke Automations’ major customers are Oerlikon Textile, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, Fresenius Medical Care, Dräger, Philips Medical, Sirona, PerkinElmer, Electrolux and BE Aerospace.

The business unit supplies its products to a total of 2,500 customers all over the world. The main market is Germany, followed by Scandinavia and North America.

Our values


Kendrion Kuhnke Automation will achieve consistent sales growth by intensifying its acquisition of new customer-specific projects that will enable the business unit to draw on its strengths. Industrial Actuators and Controls’ focus on its core competencies not only enable the business unit to provide added value and fulfil its unique selling points but also enables the business unit to offer to improve the added value its products provide the customers. The reduction of development times, technological integration processes and engineering at target cost will enhance the business unit’s position in the market, increase its penetration of and access to markets, and will create additional value for both Kendrion Kuhnke Automation and the business units’ customers.