PETKUS certified as "Hidden Champion"

Beginning of March PETKUS was certified as one of the top-performing companies of Thuringia that has achieved market and technology leadership through innovative products and services.


PETKUS Production Heading for the Future

PETKUS invests in a new automated bending machine to follow the increased demand and order volume for their solutions. Rethinking the production setup and processes has become a necessity to achieve higher output and shorten delivery time - especially with the ongoing challenges in supply chain management.


Complete Multi-Crop Seed Processing Line in South Africa

One of our key accounts is bringing advanced technologies to its South African seed production facility. Highest safety standards, avant-garde technologies, and exceptional user-friendliness. An investment in a PETKUS seed line is an investment in the future.



Each project brings expectations, new challenges and approaches to solving our customers' problems. Throughout the process, we focus on one parameter: customer satisfaction. To facilitate wholesome and comfortable client interactions even more, PETKUS Academy organized an extensive product training for sales staff from different regions and time zones of the world.


PETKUS joins Premier Tech at ASTA 2022

During the ASTA Seed Expo (Chicago, USA), PETKUS together with its partner Premier Tech (Stand 431) presented its cleaning, sorting, and coating machines for the American market and impressed the professional audience with technological solutions.


PETKUS Academy: Optical Sorters Service & Recipe Development Training

In November, the PETKUS support team organized a training week on PETKUS' optical sorting technology. With strong international participation, we welcomed service technicians from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Spain, Kazakhstan and Romania as well as employees from Syngenta India to our headquarters in Wutha-Farnroda.


The Honorary Award

PETKUS ranked among the most innovative companies in East Germany


Lightning disinfects seeds, naturally!

Quiz question: what is the name of the fourth state of matter after solid, liquid, and gas? It’s plasma! And did you know that it makes up 99 per cent of our universe? What if we told you that there is now a way to use plasma to treat and disinfect your seeds!


PETKUS expands Leadership and Services

Following the spin-off of their Italian office and partner, PETKUS will expand its seed and grain turnkey solution business under the new leadership of Felix Bosse.


Processing Grass Seeds on a New Scale

In early 2021, PETKUS successfully completed the design, supply, installation and commissioning of probably the largest grass seed line outside the USA. Delivered to Luisetti Seeds, the line is also believed to be the largest seed line ever built in New Zealand.


Milestone in Chemical Free Seed Disinfection

The active steam treatment of the MultiCoater CM HySeed bio effectively eliminates a broad spectrum of seed pathogens without the use of chemicals. In addition to the relevant laboratory results, the effectiveness has now also been proven by the Plant Protection Service of the Lower Saxony Chamber of Agriculture. Testing was carried out according to the generally accepted rules for the testing of crop protection products.


State-of-the-art Seed Processing Plant in Toowoomba, Australia

Last fall the market leader Pacific Seeds has completed the installation of a state-of-the-art $2.4 million processing plant in Toowoomba. The plant is custom-built to facilitate growing demand from customers and provide the highest quality product to the market.


2019 - Year of Innovation

Perhaps more than any other company in the seed industry PETKUS can be proud of its innovations.


Of course, we can! Sustainable agriculture through the production and trade of quality seeds

PETKUS delegation comprised of high-ranking colleagues from Germany, China and India (Dr. Kai-Uwe Vieth, Senior Sales & Development Manager Roeber Institute, Ming Hu, General Manager PETKUS Technology (Beijing) and Rajiv Iyer, Senior Sales Manager SEA Region) were participants to the Malaysian Seed Congress end of November. The Asian Seed Congress is the biggest annual event, attracting seed industry professionals from throughout the Asia Pacific regions and the world.


XXII Thuringian Innovation Forum 2019

Röber Institut GmbH – Member of the PETKUS Group was announced the winner of the ‘Light & Life’ category at the XXII Thuringian Innovation Forum 2019 in Germany for presenting the new OptoSelector OS f roeber.


PETKUS ROEBER OS901t awarded with the GRAPAS prize at Victam 2019

One of the most outstanding and sophisticated optical sorting technology was awarded with the GRAPAS prize 2019: the PETKUS ROEBER OS901t. Among 15 final applicants for the coveted award, the OS901t made the race in a jury consisting out of independent, international industry experts, visitors attending the Victam International Exhibition and delegates attending the GRAPAS Conference taking place at the same time.


Book released: PETKUS – A History of Strong Seed & Healthy Grain

Grain cleaning in the past and present: the company PETKUS – as one of the longest-serving seed and grain technology companies in the world – a story to be told. This book is not only about a fascinating company history between 1852 and 2017, a survival of wars, political aberrations, division and immense social change, but also a history of seed and grain cleaning technologies.


H.E. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on state visit at PETKUS in Wutha-Farnroda

Nigeria and Germany firmed up their mutual efforts in tackling post-harvest losses by driving the implementation of seed and grain conditioning technologies. His Excellency Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, was the honoured guest of PETKUS Technologie GmbH in Wutha Farnroda (Thuringia, Germany). The meeting was of high importance to proceed joined activities in the field of how seed and grain technologies can contribute to wealth, infrastructure and gross national product in Nigeria in the near future.


PETKUS lectures and exhibits at SMT (25.-27.09.2018)

Once again, the “Seed meets Technology” (SMT) fair in Zwaagdijk/Netherlands will be the meeting place for the grass and vegetable seed industry – and PETKUS SELECTA right in the middle. Feel more than cordially invited to visit us on the spot at booth no. 26 for a talk with the experts. And don’t forget to have a look at our exhibits.


“Quality means Quantity”: The Discussion is open at AGRF in Kigali/Rwanda 2018

PETKUS will lead a high raised panel discussion during the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) (5.-8. Sept.), one of the largest business platform for global and African leaders to develop actionable plans that will move African agriculture forward. Together with our guests, PETKUS will speak about the often overlooked topic “seed quality” in the seed production value chain – to address bottlenecks, solutions, opportunities and economics.


PETKUS on radio and television: accompanying MDR report on the exhibition

PETKUS will be part of the exhibition "Experience Industrial Culture – Innovative Thuringia since 1800". The exhibition takes place from 06.06 to 09.09.2018 in the Shedhalle in Pößneck and is to present the traditions of the industrial culture of Thuringia. Accompanying the exhibition, the MDR THÜRINGEN Journal will report about PETKUS on 31st of July at 19 o’clock. PETKUS will also be part of the MDR radio programme "Fazit" on 31st of July at 18 o’clock.


In Interview: How PETKUS will shape the seed and grain business of the future

Key trend terms such as digitization, intelligent integrated machinery or innovation have to be put into practice. How it is done and has been done by the PETKUS Group is explained by Mark Scholze, CEO PETKUS Technologie GmbH, and Khaled Raed, PETKUS Innovation Manager, at this year's ISF Seed World Congress in Brisbane/Australia.


On Master Class in Russia: PETKUS at the Tschistoprudnyi Bulvar in Moscow

PETKUS was selected by the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce Abroad (AHK) as a successful company to demonstrate the good and long economic relations of both countries on the occasion of the upcoming Football World Cup. The campaign is accompanied by numerous PR campaigns of the AHK together with the selected companies. It was opened by a photo exhibition in the lively pedestrian zones of Staryi Arbat and Tschistoprudnyi Bulvar in Moscow.


Add translucence to RGB and NIR with the PETKUS/ROEBER OS 901 t

Illuminate the differences – detect the unexpected by applying the right illumination option for the right job. The OS 900, the first optical sorter that offered RGB and NIR in one single platform, was further developed into the OS 901 t, where “t” stands for translucence.


PETKUS Academy Award and Scholarship 2017: the Laureates

The PETKUS Academy Awards and Scholarships 2017 were characterized by women’s power. Sophie Wittig from the Technische Universität Dresden received the PETKUS Academy Award for her outstanding master's thesis in which she showed a remarkable engineering mind-set. Henriette Keuffel from the Universität Hohenheim was awarded a scholarship for her technical engagement, her commitment and her ability for multidisciplinary networking.


PETKUS ESPAÑA shows the key of its growth and success in FIMA

From 20th to 24th February, PETKUS Spain will set out at the International Fair of Agricultural Machinery (FIMA), in Zaragoza (Spain), the latest developments in products of our Company and our most representative projects, designed and executed in Spain. All this based on very defined concepts (technology, innovation, engineering and services) and a serious and constant hard work.


PETKUS and SELECTA start Joint Venture to strengthen their fine- and vegetable seed business

The recently launched PETKUS fine seed machinery segment got a considerable strengthening and complementation. The PETKUS Holding acquires a majority interest in a joint venture with Selecta Machinefabriek BV. For this purpose, a new corporation was started and named "PETKUS Selecta BV". Selecta will be relocated and will move closer to the new PETKUS Vegetable and Fine Seed Technology Centre in Zwaagdijk (NL).


The year 2017: PETKUS says "Thank you"

We would like to express our sincere thanks for your trusting cooperation and the numerous interesting projects that we were able to work on together. We wish all our customers, friends and employees health and success in the new year.


PETKUS Academy Forum: Science meets Business

Within its scientific network and the framework of the PRoF project (, the PETKUS Academy hosted 25 guests from reputable key accounts and universities/research institutes. In addition to meet and greet, the international audience discussed future seed processing trends with special regard to precision quality sorting.


ROEBER Institut GmbH presents: "Healthy from the cradle - innovative seed treating methods without chemistry"

To be prepared for the future with the right technology. The implementation of that credo was impressively demonstrated by Dr. Doreen Thoren, Manager Research Department of the ROEBER Institute, at the DLG Forum "Crop Production Live" held during the AgriTechnica 2017. The presentation, which was sponsored by the Federal Programme for Organic Agriculture and Other Forms of Sustainable Agriculture (BÖLN), dealt with the topic "Innovative seed treatment methods without chemistry".


Inauguration of the new PETKUS Fine and Vegetable Seed Technology Centre in Zwaagdijk, NL

Analysing seed samples; evaluating coating machines’ settings; developing customized treatment recipes; support in seed conditioning issues – the list of service is comprehensive. The new PETKUS Fine and Vegetable Seed Technology Centre in the so-called Dutch Seed Valley (Appelmarkt 9a, 1681 PE Zwaagdijk) closes the gap between technology and practical application. The service & support approach of the centre is unique in the business.


Innovation Award in Silver for the PETKUS MultiCoater CM 300

Innovation Award AGRITECHNICA 2017: PETKUS MultiCoater CM 300 is the winner of the DLG innovation award in silver. The PETKUS MultiCoating technology was chosen among 320 DLG-approved applications for product innovations and based on stringent criteria.


Meet the experts: PETKUS at SMT in Zwaagdijk 26-28 September

PETKUS cordially invites you to visit us at the “Seed Meets Technology” fair in Zwaagdijk (Netherlands). Be our guest and feel welcome to discuss your concerns, exchange information, get to know PETKUS or have a look at the newest fine seed processing technologies.


PETKUS strengthens its Seed Coating Service

The Dutch seed technologist Ko Oud will strengthen the PETKUS Service Team in Enkhuizen (Netherlands) in the area of seed coating. The increasing complexity of coating recipes, the intensified activities of PETKUS in the sector of fine seeds and vegetable seeds as well as the new PETKUS MultiCoating technology have made PETUS to set up a highly specialized service team for seed coating.


How Can We Help? – The Customized Service Approach

From a company’s perspective, it can be selling and commissioning while the client is buying and operating. But is this satisfactory and successful? There is something in between that makes the difference between a highly economical operating plant and a just working plant: it is service. In times where it is important to considerably reduce good seed loss while preserving high quality seed output by precise sorting processes, and on the same time, skilled operating personnel becomes rare, success is written by clever project planning and managing.


German Brand Award 2017: PETKUS honored with „Special Mention“

During a gala event at the German Historic Museum in Berlin, PETKUS was acknowledged for its commitment to the competitiveness of German Brands. With the rating “Special Mention”, the German Brand Institute awarded particular aspects in brand management within its Branding Awards 2017. PETKUS was honored in the section Excellence in Branding / Machines & Engineering.


PETKUS Turnkey Engineering: Combining Technology with Economics

PETKUS turnkey engineering is more than just designing and constructing. It is an active PLUS in terms of service, consulting, experience and expertise. Technology, Engineering and Agricultural Economics go hand in hand. The current European Seed magazine online expert series dedicates this topic in a special column.


Visit PETKUS/ROEBER at ISF in Budapest 22-24 May

PETKUS cordially invites all customers, friends & guests being fascinated by seed technology to come to its booths. Use the opportunity to discuss special topics with our experts, to get informed about newest innovations and to meet old acquaintances.


New Coating Technology drives Enhanced Seed Quality: Barenbrug invested in a sophisticated PETKUS CM 100 Coating Line

It has to deliver exceptional quality. It has to be highly reproducible. It has to have the option to develop complex individual coating recipes. It has to set new standards. Having these requirements in mind, it was clear that it has to be a MultiCoater. When the Dutch grass and legume breeding company Barenbrug decided to initiate a seed processing technology upgrade in order to have leading-edge seed coating quality, their attention was drawn to the PETKUS MultiCoater “CM”.


PETKUS Academy hands out scholarships and Academy Awards for exceptional performance

They drew attention to themselves through exceptional performance. This year’s scholarship and Academy Award winners were recognized for their excellent thesis work and their role model engagement in their fields of expertise. Tribute was paid during a 2 day Student-Days event at the PETKUS Academy where 17 students from various universities and colleges were invited.


PETKUS K-Cleaner Series: A Small Machine helps stimulate the African Seed Market

A small effective machine with high impact: In close collaboration with the GIZ, PETKUS delivered a mobile seed plant to NAFASO, the largest seed producer in Burkina Faso with considerable market share in West to Central Africa. The mobile plant with the cleaner type K 531 as the centrepiece is doing a great job. During the ten weeks of operation, more than 2.000 t of seeds such as maize, black eyed peas, sorghum and sesame were processed.


PETKUS Academy: Forum or International Experts

The international world of PETKUS experts gathered together recently in Wutha-Farnroda to kick off another exciting year. Exchanging experience, transferring knowledge and networking have become a sought after routine at the PETKUS Academy. Over a two week period seed and grain experts representing over 20 nations from the USA to Vietnam to Australia and Russia discussed, debated and evaluated a host of topics.


PETKUS/EES Companies expands seed testing facility in Des Moines, Iowa: Going beyond the lab

Going beyond the lab and testing at full commercial scale – all for the benefit of the PETKUS/EES Companies’ clients in North America. EES Companies invested in a large operational testing facility in the Des Moines area, where seed samples can be analysed using commercial throughput rates and quality standards on a one-to-one customized basis. The machines and technologies installed are exclusively from PETKUS.


Seed Breeding Company KWS receives the first brand new PETKUS MultiCoater CM 25

Success begins with “q” for quality. This is the line that the globally successful seed breeding company KWS in Einbeck (Germany) follows. As such they took the decision to go with the latest and most advanced technology for coating and treating that is available on the market today. During a recent handover celebration, KWS received the first PETKUS MultiCoater CM 25, which is now ready for serial production.


A prototype gets ready for series production: PETKUS presents the MultiCoater CM 25

The PETKUS MultiCoater family has a new member. After having presented the CM 100 prototype at the AgriTechnica 2015 which has attracted a great deal of attention since then, the “little brother” CM 25 has now been launched. It inherited the innovative genes of its “CM” family: Coating and drying in one step, air cushion technology, wing-form deflectors made of a shock-absorbing polymer as well as a precise, fully automatic control system with recipe saving features.


EuroTier 15.-18.11.2016: Visit PETKUS at the trade fair in Hannover

PETKUS will once again be presenting innovative Technologies at the EuroTier trade fair in Hannover. The newly launched WW 415/418 Roller Mill will be available for public viewing at the PETKUS booth located at 21E 15. Please feel free to drop by and let us inform you and/or exchange your thoughts and ideas on technological solutions and product configurations with us.


AGROSALON 2016 in Moscow/Russia: The PETKUS team held a press conference on innovative technologies

The newest PETKUS innovations were the focus of interest during the AGROSALON 2016 in Moscow, the most important exhibition for the Russian Federation, specialized on agricultural machinery and equipment. PETKUS as innovation leader in the seed and grain business was invited to the official press conference with a commission of five experts around CEO Mark Scholze to discuss the role of innovative technologies in the Russian agricultural sector.


The PRoF-Project: Kick-off event for scientific networking with well-known scientists

One of the premises of the PETKUS Academy is to establish a link between the scientific community and industry. The PRoF-project („PETKUS Research of the Future“) was initiated as an interdisciplinary scientific network to do exactly that. Eleven scientists from the fields of mechanical engineering, agricultural engineering, seed technology, phytopathology, environmental engineering, economics and electrical technology were invited to the kick-off event in Wutha-Farnroda.


Recognized expert: Carlos Hansel from PETKUS Brazil was the guest speaker at the 5th APASSUL “Meeting of Seed Producers”

Carlos Hansel, CEO of PETKUS Engenhaira Ltda. (Brazil), shared his knowledge on seed processing technologies with seed industry representatives during the 5th “Meeting of Seed Producers and Technical Responsible Training”, organized from APASSUL (Associação dos Produtores e Comerciantes de Sementes e Mudas do Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil) and CSM (Conselho de Sementes e Mudas).


Quality on Wheels: PETKUS and GIZ deliver mobile seed plant to Burkina Faso

Small plant with big impact, as at the end of the project the compact mobile PETKUS seed plant will supply more than 15,000 rice and sesame farmers with enhanced seed. Nowadays, post-harvest losses amount to 35%, and only 17% of the farmers use certified seed. As a result, poor emergence and inhomogeneous canopies with uneven ripening reduce yields.


Successful Market Launch: PETKUS G mid-ex delivers convincing results under real conditions

The PETKUS G mid-ex was recently launched for market at the AgriTechnica 2015 and has established itself well in the market in this short time period. The reason for this is tied to the excellent results delivered by this innovative gravity table with its distinctive deck. Production capacity has been increased to meet market demands and ensure fast delivery. Reference tests have proven that product value increased by approx. 80€ per MT when using G mid-ex technology vs. previously used technologies.


New PETKUS Innovation leaflet - We supply your solutions

Seed conditioning seldom performs according to the book. Every location, every season and every seed lot is different. The new PETKUS Solution leaflet informs about how to reduce dust abrasion and to improve germination capacity while applying state-of-the-art technology.


Test winner PETKUS C 200: each pill as perfect as the next

Uniformly round and free of cracks to its surface: the perfect pill becomes a reality through usage of a PETKUS seed pelleting line. When put to the test against a Western competitor, the PETKUS batch treater C 200 demonstrated its superiority in the pelletizing of sugar beet seed. On site at BETA Ziraat ve Ticaret A.Ş. in Altİnekin, Turkey, the treaters’ process and pelleting quality were analysed after being run under practical conditions.


New release: "Companies and People of the German Agricultural Machinery Industry"

“The further backward you look, the further forward you can see,” Winston Churchill once said of history. The same goes for the tradition of a company—a fact acknowledged by Dr.-Ing. Klaus Krombholz in his book, “Companies and People of the German Agricultural Machinery Industry.” Dr. Krombholz dedicates two chapters of his “who’s who” on the German agricultural machinery industry to the PETKUS Group.


Revolutionizing a classic: PETKUS’ scraper chain conquers the challenges of organic farming and soybean production

Experience proves once again that PETKUS Cleaners excel at handling product with a high proportion of hulls or foreign material. Revealing itself as a unique manufacturer of technology, PETKUS equips its cleaners with a scraper chain in addition to a ball-cleaner. Especially in the realm of organic farming and soybean production, PETKUS’ scraper chain reigns supreme over all other screen-cleaning methods.


PETKUS Inc. USA expands its test lab and showroom

To accommodate the addition of its latest innovations, PETKUS Inc. USA, represented in the states by EES Companies, has expanded its Des Moines, Iowa test lab and showroom to twice its former size.


PETKUS Academy: A meeting of international experts in Wutha-Farnroda

PETKUS Academy has once again welcomed an international group of PETKUS experts to a technology training week at its headquarters. Forefront in discussion were the latest in industry developments, present technological challenges, and strategies for tackling today’s markets. The circle of experts in seed and grain technology hailed from across the globe: Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.


PETKUS Academy Awards 2015

The PETKUS Seal of Approval! Two exceptional students presented their Bachelor Theses at the PETKUS Academy on December 12, 2015. This was the third year that the PETKUS Academy Awards have been presented in an effort to support the young people who will help shape the future in the Thuringia Region. “This award is a fulfilling acknowledgement of my work and a huge personal honour for me” commented Ralf Näther, one of this year’s winners.


More than just an upgrade: the new PETKUS Gravity Separator

The time for mediocracy is over. The new PETKUS Gravity Separator G 20 “Mid-Ex” puts an end to mediocre compromises and sorts accordingly: all or nothing. The specially developed Mid-Ex table top sorts goods precisely into heavy and light factions. The often problematic middle faction is removed.


PETKUS product innovation: the new MultiCoater CM

PETKUS’ innovation offers more than just a single machine. The solution for high quality seed production lies in the technology: stress reduction. Minimization of process steps. Elimination of friction. Preservation of germination capability. Sowability optimisation.



From November 8-14, PETKUS will be displaying six products with highly innovative characteristics in Hannover, Germany at the 2015 AgriTechnica, the world’s largest trade fair for agricultural machinery and equipment.


Experience PETKUS. History. Vision. Future.

A 163 year old successful and eventful history. Over 350 employees worldwide. Main headquarters in the same location since 1852. Six PETKUS regional headquarters. 24 PETKUS international sales and service centers. Countless patents and innovations. There are many reasons one should experience PETKUS—which approximately 100 guests from over 20 countries learned firsthand when they were invited by PETKUS CEO’s Mark Scholze and Luca Celeghini to Wutha-Farnroda on September 17, 2015.


World Seed Congress 2015

At this year's ISF World Seed Congress 2015 in Krakow, Poland, PETKUS presented its OptoSelector OS 900 and drew once again all eyes on it.


PETKUS Technologie GmbH expands to South America

PETKUS Technologie GmbH, the well-established and renowned German manufacturer of seed and grain processing technology is expanding its global distribution network of currently 14 worldwide offices and announces to open its first branch in South America: PETKUS Brazil. The newest subsidiary will have its headquarters in the city of Santa Cruz. CEO and contact person on site is Mr. Carlos Hansel.


There is something going on at PETKUS!

Excavators worked, earth was moved and wells were dug. Foundation work has been completed. Due to the growing global awareness and the increasing demand for seed and grain processing machines, the leading German manufacturer PETKUS Technologie GmbH is expanding. A finished goods warehouse with storage of spare parts and machines is currently under construction.


Awarding of the “PETKUS Academy Award 2014"

For the second time the renowned Thuringian company PETKUS awarded the “PETKUS Academy Award 2014”. The 500€ doped prize was created in a close cooperation between the University of Cooperative Education Eisenach and the PETKUS Group.


Exclusive video interview for “Seed World”

On the margins of the ESA Annual Meeting 2014 in Lisbon, Mark Scholze (PETKUS CEO) and Shawn Brook (President of Issues Ink) met for an interview to look back on the development and achievements of the last 20 years of PETKUS.


PETKUS is building one of the most modern seed processing plants in Germany

After a mere ten month planning and construction period the traditional and well established Thuringian company, PETKUS Technologie GmbH opened one of the most modern seed processing plants in Germany. For the Raiffeisen Waren GmbH Kassel, it is a turnkey processing plant, including combined storage silos in Großengottern. 162 years of experience is what PETKUS brings to its partners and customers with their specialty field of seed and grain processing machines. As a partner in the modern agriculture world PETKUS delivers globally not only individually designed machines but also logistical and technical concepts: starting with the delivery of goods, cleaning and sorting, storage and packaging. Because of this history, knowledge and established name the Raiffeisen Waren GmbH Kassel entrusted PETKUS with a contract in September of 2013 to build a new seed processing plant with a high emphasis being placed on environmental and user-safe technologies. Harvest begin 2014 was the agreed upon completion deadline. Since then, the processing and refining of various different cereal species such as wheat, barley, rye and oats to high-quality, certified seed take place in Großengottern.


Career start at PETKUS Four apprentices start into their professional lives

September 1, 2014, full of energy four new apprentices start their training program at PETKUS Technologie GmbH. PETKUS was founded in 1852 as the world's first company specialized in the construction and production of seed sorting and cleaning machines. Since its inception the company has been a major employer in the region. Last spring the four young men – Moritz Büchner, Tobias Märtin, Tom Mehrbach, and Karl-Wilhelm Spahn –applied and were accepted for the three and a half year apprenticeship program in mechatronics in the headquarters.


PETKUS Gravity Table G40 - The next Generation

Founded in 1852 PETKUS was the first company worldwide to specialize in the design and production of seed sorting and cleaning machines. The focus on continuous improvement and development throughout the changing decades has led to its standing as a traditional and reputable force in Thuringia. After two years of research and in cooperation with scientists PETKUS has landed a coup with its new Gravity Table G40. The objective of the new design was to achieve the best possible separation effect and a cleaning efficiency of nearly 100%. To achieve this goal, research was conducted with state-of-the-art fluid mechanics simulation tools.


PETKUS goes Green – focusing on the future

The PETKUS-engineers have developed the first “green” continuous flow dryer that can be operated entirely without fossil fuels. The initial move for this purpose was made by the Czech partner Bednar FMT s.r.o.. This led to an ecologic progressive cooperation.


Visitors from Africa

A business delegation from Cameroon visited the traditional Thuringian company. The high quality standard is also in demand in the West African country. That is why representatives from businesses and organizations are looking for cutting-edge technologies and high-quality production machines.


PETKUS Girls‘ Day 2014 - Powergirls

What was once unthinkable is now no longer impossible to imagine. In "typical male professions" such as industrial mechanic or mechatronic technician, even today women can be found – but still rather rare ... At this year's Girls' Day PETKUS offers five schoolgirls an exciting insight into exactly these two professions.


Awarding of the “PETKUS Academy Awards”

Responsibility for the youth – for the first time the company presented the "PETKUS Academy Awards" to the best Bachelor graduates of 2013 of the University of Cooperative Education Eisenach in the fields of economy and engineering.



The world’s largest International Exhibition for Agricultural Machinery and Equipment, Agritechnica 2013 was a complete success for PETKUS in all aspects.