PETKUS writes history
Understanding the value of seed and grain processing as well as the challenges behind these comprehensive process chains led to the birth of “Strong Seed. Healthy Grain.” as an operating philosophy. Today as in the past: Our daily business is dedicated to technology for and around seed, grain, food and feed.
The sons Carl and Rudolf Röber took over their father’s business and focused on seed cleaning technologies. They registered countless patents worldwide, some of which still represent key technologies at PETKUS to this day. A dynamic growth rate started.
Increasing sales to Russia started; thousands of machines were delivered to Russia and the neighbouring countries in the following decades.
Numerous honorary degrees and gold medals were awarded for PETKUS technology in Germany, Russia, Great Britain, France, Austria and Hungary.
New, bigger and most modern factory building was built. Due to taking EH&S aspects into account, the company was awarded with an honorary certificate from the board of trade of the Grand Duchy of Saxony.
The annual revenue was more than 5.000 machines, exported to over 30 different countries.
PETKUS expanded and had app. 280 employees.
Transformed into the nationally owned enterprise “LBH Landmaschinenfabrik Wutha” in East Germany.
Spin-off of company RÖBER GmbH in West Germany led by Albert Scholze and Paul Röber.
Mark Scholze privatises PETKUS with investors from the business to continue the tradition of the family and the company and reunites Röber and PETKUS at the Wutha-Farnroda site.
To honour the PETKUS founder, the ROEBER Institute as Innovation Center (R&D) was established.
Over 420 employees with sales, service and engineering hubs in 23 countries. The company has installed over 200.000 cleaning machines and 2.000 complete seed-lines in the past 40 years. Double-digit average growth rate of the PETKUS-Group in the last 10 years demonstrates the trust that customers place in competence and proficiency.