German manufacturer of woodworking machinery for carpentries.
Declaration of bankruptcy and bankruptcy in June
The best export markets are America, Sweden, England and France.
The successful models were HKA 63 (surfacer and thicknesser), F45 (first spindle moulder with cylinder guide), FORMATIC (sliding table saw)
Cooperation with Dornburg: Kölle standard machines are bought up with 'Dornburg' print.
|from about 1970|
Construction of the circular saw K45 (the first circular saw with motorized adjustment)
Richard Koelle dies, his son Rolf Schmidt becomes managing director.
|from about 1955|
Surface and thickness planer HK 63 is an absolute success. Number of employees has dropped from 350 (before the war) to 150.
Construction of thickness and surface planers, surface planers, spindle moulders, table saws.
Establishment of Kölle Maschinenbau GmbH as a production and distribution company.
Bombardment by the Americans because of the weapons manufacturing.
Koelle becomes a weapon factory and later for the V2.
Development of a metal band saw with infinitely adjustable transmission.
Specialization on the series production of standard joinery machines.
Rudolf Koelle dies.
Richard Koelle takes over the company from his father and extends the production program to the vertical metal band sawing machines.
Development of a mobile band saw. The engine is built by them, too.
Establishment of a mechanical engineering by Rudolf Koelle that becomes known a few years later under the name Rud. Kölle Maschinenfabrik, Esslingen am Neckar.