70 years of MKN – the success story continues

MKN, the specialist for professional cooking technology from Wolfenbüttel, Germany, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year

Due to an intensive product offensive and continuous process development, MKN has expanded rapidly in recent years. Innovative products such as the MKN combi steamer, FlexiCombi and the multifunctional FlexiChef equipped with the first automatic cleaning system for pans are enjoying exceptional success all around the world. Prestigious awards such as the Dr. Georg Triebe Award from the German Consultant Association or the Internorga Future Award demonstrate the innovative strength of these appliances.

Renowned starred chefs such as Johann Lafer, Paul Bocuse and Anton Mosimann all cook with innovative MKN technology. Whether in the Burj Khalifa in Dubai with the world’s highest restaurant, the Sydney Opera House, on the Queen Mary II cruise ship or at London Heathrow Airport, customers around the globe put their trust in MKN.

In the last few years the company has also invested intensively to optimize internal processes. A new production hall has been built which accommodates a state-of-the-art stainless steel processing line. So, the MKN company premises have now been extended to 80 000 m2. On the occasion of the anniversary the company grounds were turned into a huge party location for 2 000 guests and employees and their families enjoyed a great family celebration. There were certainly enough reasons to celebrate, as shortly before MKN closed its business year with new record sales figures.

As a modern, progressive industrial company with outstanding products and a highly motivated international team, MKN is looking ahead to the future with enthusiasm and passion alike as the success story continues.

MKN company history

  • Founded by Kurt Neubauer in 1946 with only 3 employees.
  • MKN is still owned today by the second and third generations of the founder’s family.
  • Kurt Neubauer managed the company until his death in 1962.
  • Since then there have only been 3 external Managing Directors. Current CEO is Georg Weber.
  • MKN has been located in Wolfenbüttel since 1962 and together with Jägermeister is one of the largest employers in the region.
  • At first, the product portfolio consisted of bakery equipment.
  • Later, the product range gradually developed to professional cooking equipment.
  • 2003: Market launch of MKN’s own combi steamer line, HansDampf.
  • 2008: Building of MKN’s own HansDampf production hall and market launch of the professional compact class appliance, HansDampf Compact.
  • 2011: Market launch of the FlexiChef as new multifunctional appliance including the first automatic cleaning system for pans.
  • 2014: Market launch of the new combi steamer generation, FlexiCombi and SpaceCombi.
  • 2014: Building of a new hall for a 45 m long automatic processing line.
  • 2015: Start of production in this new stainless steel processing facility.
  • 2016: Market launch of the new FlexiCombi Team (two cooking chambers in a single appliance).
  • With approx. 500 employees and business all around the world MKN is now one of the industry’s global players.
  • 2015/2016 is the most successful sales year in MKN’s history. So, record sales figures once again also complement MKN’s anniversary year.