Company history

Old village smithy in Burrweiler

The old village smithy in Burrweiler

2002: Stefan Braun Jr., becomes chairman of the executive board

Managing director Stefan Braun jun.

The new headquarters in Landau

The new company headquarters in Landau

Stefan Braun and his wife Relamil Braun show mayor Thomas Hirsch, state government minister Eveline Lemke and savings bank director Bernd Jung around the new production facility.

Inaugural ceremony in March 2016

A discussion to decide on the optimal approach: Stefan Braun with production employee

Stefan Braun with production employee

Braun Maschinenbau

Our history

Braun Maschinenbau GmbH was established by Stefan Braun, Sr., in an old village smithy at Burrweiler in Rhineland-Palatinate. Ever since, the company has designed and made machinery to order specifically for organic soil cultivation in vineyards and orchards.

Its innovative and proven products are sold via a worldwide dealer network. Today, BRAUN is one of the leading manufacturers of special machinery for viticulture and special crops.
The slogan “clean around the vine without chemicals” describes the company’s central philosophy. A characteristic feature is the BRAUN modular system. The modular design of our equipment allows flexible adaptation to all requirements and work situations. All the simple base units are modularly expandable for this purpose, with the result that every customer can be offered a customised and cost-effective individual solution. Thanks to its great mechanical ruggedness and reliability, BRAUN machinery occupies a leading position internationally.

BRAUN’s company history is a story of major milestones.

In 1965, the owner developed the first pioneering viticulture solution: the grape transporter and forklift, for which he registered a German utility model. Other labour-saving developments and patents followed, such as the centre-mounted under-vine weeder, the wire unroller, the vine stem cleaner and the Alpha Sensotronic mulcher.

From its beginnings, this family business in Rhineland-Palatinate has been an innovative manufacturer of machinery for vineyards and orchards.

In 1994, Stefan Braun, Jr., left Mannesmann-Rexroth to join the executive board of his father’s company. He encouraged a focus on the international market, and today the company supplies customers in western, southern and eastern Europe, North and South America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Oceania and South Africa. As a result, the mechanical engineering company has become a global player specialising in machinery for organic vineyards and orchards.

Thanks to the continuing trend for organic soil cultivation, order volumes have increased sharply in recent years. For this reason, it was essential to expand production capacities.
However, there was no economically viable way to expand facilities at the company’s old site in Burrweiler. So, in 2014, the firm acquired a 6,800 sq. m site in the “Am Messgelände” industrial area in Landau. Here they built a new office and production building of nearly 3,000 square metres, with room to spare for future expansion. Compared to the site in Burrweiler, the production area was doubled. In 2017, the site was enlarged to 12,500 sq. m.

Company building in Burrweiler, until 2016

Company building in Burrweiler, until 2016

Relamil and Claire Braun christen the hall pillars in 2015

Christening the hall pillars

The new production hall

The new production hall

Inside the development department

Inside the development department

Quality – Made in Germany

Quality – Made in Germany

Braun Maschinenbau

Chronicles

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1991

The pre-cultivator Vario universal plough is created

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1994

Stefan Braun, Jr., leaves Mannesmann-Rexroth to join the executive board of his father’s company

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1997

The Alpha Sensor mulching machine comes onto the market

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2002

The Alpha Sensotronic is launched, the new office wing at the factory building in Burrweiler is inaugurated, and Stefan Braun, Jr., becomes chairman of the executive board

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2004

Several BRAUN machines win innovation awards:
Company founder Stefan Braun, Sr., receives a certificate from the guild of Trier and Rhineland-Palatinate for his services to agricultural machinery engineering

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2008

Stefan Braun, Sr., is presented with the golden master craftsman’s diploma of the guild of Kaiserslautern.

Expansion of the production building in Burrweiler

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2009

A new machining centre is acquired

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1958

Company founded by Stefan Braun, Sr.

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1965

BRAUN develops the first pioneering viticulture solution, the grape transporter (German utility model) and forklift

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1966

This is followed by the centre-mounted under-vine weeder (ZUV)

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1967

The wire unroller joints the product range

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1977

The vine stem cleaner – a revolutionary invention by BRAUN

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1980

First overseas deliveries

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1983

The crow’s foot blade under-vine weeder LUV Perfekt is added to the product range

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2011

 The roller Actiroll for vegetated areas is added to the product range

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2013

The innovative modular system for expanding the LUV Perfekt under-vine weeder comes onto the market.

With the first market-ready rotary hoe for viticulture, BRAUN sets a new trend in the industry

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2014

Stefan Braun, Jr. acquires a 6,800 sq. m site in the “Am Messgelände” industrial area in Landau

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2015

Work starts on the new 3,000 sq. m office and production building

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2016

Official inauguration of the new company site

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2017

Company site expands to 12,500 sq. m