We are WEIMA

Get to know our company better.

Our passion drives us

WEIMA is known worldwide for its high standards when it comes to quality. Our shredders, grinders, granulators, briquette presses and drainage presses are steady, reliable, and economic—and in terms of innovation, we’re constantly raising our standards. Those who order machines from us can rest assured that they’re getting a custom-made solution of the highest quality.

WEIMA PowerLine shredder

WEIMA PowerLine shredder

W.28 up shreds garbage bins and plastic waste

PowerLine 2500 single-shaft shredder with hydraulic drive

WL 8 single-shaft shredder shreds wood scrap from production

The WL 8 single-shaft shredder shreds scrap wood

Paper recycling with a WEIMA WLK 10 shredder with extraction system

Recycling with a WLK 10 shredder

Post industrial plastics processing

In-house recycling of plastic fibers


Why we shred

The world is overflowing with waste. This must change. WEIMA shredders, briquette presses and drain presses are at the beginning of various material circles and thus contribute to a cleaner planet earth.


“WEIMA shredders and briquette and drainage presses are produced in Germany, generating a revenue of 70 million euros. At our 65,000 m2 facilities in Ilsfeld (Baden-Württemberg) and Annaburg (Sachsen-Anhalt), our 300-person team produces over 1,200 solutions each year for our customers worldwide.”

Martin Friz, CEO of WEIMA Group GmbH & Co. KG


There is no planet B.

We are proud of what we do. Our goal is a planet without unused waste. Shredding is the first step.

Learn more about our company and mission from WEIMA Group President Martin Friz in this video.

Zeit encyclopedia of family businesses

Zeit encyclopedia of family businesses


Proudly made by WEIMA in Germany

We are an internationally-acclaimed, German family business. Through collaboration within our organization and constant communication, we are able to manufacture machines that are well-known worldwide.

Bavarian state government award for briquette presses

Bavarian state government award for briquette presses

WEIMA smart shredding 4.0

WEIMA Visual in Ilsfeld

WEIMA Visual in Ilsfeld


We’re always looking to the future

Our business model depends on sustainability. With a constant focus on apprenticeships, we are taking social and economic responsibility while simultaneously ensuring the future of the company. We offer each employee the opportunity to further develop within their skill sets and personal interests, and that makes us proud.

WEIMA shredder shreds waste

WEIMA shredder in action

We really strive to listen to you in order to suggest the machine that is the best fit for your operation. Whether it’s a stand-alone solution or a complete system, we can customize our machines to fit your specific application.


The customer comes first. Every time. Always.

While our customers come from many different settings - some from smaller shops, some from larger industrial sectors - their size-reduction requirements are often the same. They’re looking for a customized solution that won’t break the bank, but one that makes sense for the size of their operation and their workflow. We aim not only to provide a solution that will meet these requirements, but to exceed those expectations.

Ilsfeld in winter

WEIMA headquarters, Ilsfeld, Germany

WEIMA headquarters, Ilsfeld, Germany


Service with a capital “S”

Our interaction with you won’t end when the sale is finalized. We will happily coordinate the shipping of your machine as well as an on-site startup. We will also train your employees on-site. And of course, our Service team is always on standby should any questions arise or should you require replacement parts.

WEIMA manufactruing plant Annaburg Saxony-Anhalt

WEIMA production plant Annaburg in Germany


WEIMA Worldwide

We’re based in Germany, but we’re present worldwide. We have business and service centers in Europe, the USA, South America, and in Asia.

WEIMA America in Fort Mill, SC

WEIMA America in Fort Mill, SC, USA


Better Together

Customer proximity is the critical factor for a successful cooperation. For this reason WEIMA invests in regional production and service centers in China and India.

Production site for the Chinese market: Yantai, China

Sales and service Yantai, China

Spacious and bright reception at the Yantai location

Entrance in Yantai, China


Need a reference?

We want our customers to love their WEIMA machine and to feel good about the service they receive—that’s what keeps us going. We also work hard to ensure that, when it comes to service and expertise, WEIMA is the provider that marches at the head of the pack.

WEIMA Timeline

The important cornerstones of our company's history

1980 – The beginning

Visionary and entrepreneuer Peter Rössler founded the Weinsberger Maschinenfabrik (WEIMA) machine factory and manufactured one of the first industrial wood shredders for cabinetmakers and wood shops.


1982 – Briquette presses

In order to expand the machine portfolio, briquetting presses are produced soon afterwards in new production halls in the Ilsfeld industrial park. In addition, the Bavarian State Prize is awarded to WEIMA.


1999 – Transatlantic expansion

The decision was made to expand into North America in order to reach new markets. In Fort Mill, South Carolina, a sales center was established, complete with a center for final assembly and a technical service department.


2003 – The family business

WEIMA benefits from its multigenerational approach. Martin Friz became a managing partner and began working beside Peter Rössler.


2006 – Second Production Center in Eastern Germany

In this year, WEIMA transferred the main portion of shredder production to Annaburg in Saxony-Anhalt in order to meet the worldwide growing demand.


2014 – Target market China

WEIMA enters into a joint venture in north-eastern Yantai. Inside new production halls, machines are manufactured for the Chinese market exclusively.


2018 – Portfolio extension | PÜHLER drainage presses

WEIMA acquires draining and compressing specialist PÜHLER, looking back on a successful 40 year-old company history in Germany. Hydraulically driven PÜHLER packaging presses, can presses, and draining presses add to WEIMA's compressing portfolio that consisted of high-end industrial briquette presses only before the acquisition.


2019 – Target market India

Shortly before the turn of the decade, WEIMA agrees on a joint venture in north-west India. The focus is on the expansion of the service commitment in the region.


2020 – WEIMA campus expansion in Ilsfeld

In addition to the campus expansion of the administration buildings, WEIMA is expanding its capacities on a large scale for the repair of used machines and service work. With the production hall 4 further assembly areas are created. Furthermore, automated parts warehouses are being built and the control cabinet construction is being further modernized.


2022 - Expansion of production site in Saxony-Anhalt

The production capacities in Annaburg are expanded by 16,000 square meters. Planning for a new hall begins.


2023 - New production halls in Ilsfeld

A further 4,000 square meter production hall is put into operation. This also includes a new welding robot for rotor production.


2024 - 25 years of WEIMA America, Inc.

The US location for Sales and Service in Fort Mill, SC celebrates its anniversary and expands its administrative and warehouse space with an additional building.

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