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Smart production solutions for added value creating articles in extrusion blow molding – there is no future without a past!

Plastic and innovative solutions are our passion. At Kautex Maschinenbau we create smart production solutions for added value creating articles in extrusion blow molding. But we want even more. Our aim is to join our customers and partners in assuming a pioneering role in transition and the creation of added value.

There is no future without a past. Our family firm was founded in Germany in 1935.

As global market leader we employ around 500 colleagues worldwide. Our main production locations are in Germany and China. We employ more than 150 people in the fields of sales and service on all continents, so we are close to our customers wherever they are.

Kautex’s history of innovation started with the development of the world’s first extrusion molding machine for commercial use. Those early beginnings were down to an interest in different materials and a passion for technology. Eventually they grew into the most important global process for the manufacture of plastic containers such as bottles or jerry cans, and also canoes.

Today we have the advantage of know-how in many areas – we work in a way which is global, agile and adaptive. Over 100 colleagues are involved with innovations on a continuous basis. These include the further development of the digital twin of extrusion blow molding machines.

The greatest weight reductions, the processing of resource-efficient or recycling materials and the encouragement of re-use of plastics by means of recycling systems, all form part of our DNA. Kautex Maschinenbau thereby makes a major contribution to resource conservation on Planet Earth.

Reasons for Kautex



Worldwide experience with extrusion blow molding machines over the longest period

Application know-how

Application know-how

Bundled competence from all blow molding segments



The advantage of know-how for PCR processing and resource conservation

System Provider

System Provider

Prior to the melt, right up to post-processing; everything from one source

Worldwide Service

Worldwide Service

Service package and service network unique within the industry

Thomas Hartkämper (CEO) and Julia Keller (CFO) - Directors of the Kautex Group.

Our vision

BeOne global Kautex team, together with customers and partners, to create leading change and added value!


Our mission

We develop “smart” production solutions for added value creating articles in all application areas, driven by sustainability, process- and leadership excellence, employees with passion to learn and global team spirit. We are Kautex!

Our philosophy

Adding value for customers.
Lean = Excellence in leadership and processes.
“First time right” quality and service.
Living the BeOne culture!

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A history characterized by innovative strength and services for our customers, makes Kautex the leading global partner in the field of extrusion blow molding technology today.


As mechanical engineers, it is essential that we ask ourselves how we can contribute to the sustainable handling of plastics. This sustainability is best achieved with a fully functioning recycling system.


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Innovative thinking meets personal responsibility. At Kautex Maschinenbau you will get the opportunity to use your strengths effectively. It is always worth looking at our job offers.


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