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  • 20.07.2021

    10th Anniversary of Leifeld Machinery Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd


    July 20, 2021, this is an ordinary day for other people, but for Leifeld Metal Spinning GmbH and Leifeld Machinery Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., it is worthwhile a memorable day.

    On July 20, 2011, Leifeld Metal Spinning GmbH officially established the only wholly-owned subsidiary in Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, thereby further expanding its domestic influence and sales channels. At the beginning of the company’s establishment, Leifeld appointed one German engineer with more than 20 years of experience to Shanghai subsidiary for technical support, specifically for equipment installation and maintenance services for domestic customers. Throughout the development process of the company Leifeld Machinery Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd has gradually trained domestic engineers in order to provide customers with convenience in terms of communication and on-site support.

    In these 10 years, Leifeld Machinery Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. has always been working as a professional team, and has won the support and trust of many customers in China. With the aim of providing first-class quality of flow forming and spinning amchine and adhering to the service-oriented concept, we have gradually expanded Leifeld’s domestic sales network and sales areas, so that Leifeld’s equipment can be used in the field of wheels, auto parts, gas cylinders, aerospace, energy, and other industrial applications.

    The first 10 years of the establishment of Leifeld Machinery Trading in China laid a solid foundation for the Leifeld brand in China. From now on, we will join hands to enter the second 10 years, and hope that in the second 10 years, we can make our own contributions to the cooperation between Leifeld and Nihon Spindle, and create a harmony of win-win cooperation situation.

    Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Oliver Reimann, the current CEO of Leifeld Metal Spinning GmbH, for his great step and hard work in establishing of Leifeld Machinery Trading ten years ago. We would like to thank Mr. Tianhe Shen, the general manager of Leifeld Machinery Trading, for his leadership and care for the company during these 10 years. We would like to thank all employees of Leifeld Machinery Trading for their dedication and hard work during these 10 years. At the same time, I also would like to thank our customers for their support, trust and companionship to Leifeld brand during these 10 years. We believe that Leifeld Machinery Trading will accompany you to grow together for countless decades.

  • 19.02.2021

    Leifeld donate for children’s clinic


    The “Förderverein Kinderklinik Ahlen e. V.” receives a donation of 810 Euro from the colleagues of the Leifeld Metal Spinning GmbH. The proceeds were generated by the auction of Christmas presents that took place in January, organised by the works council. Many thanks to all participants and generous donations. Especially in times of the Corona pandemic, the Association of the Children’s hospital is dependent on donations.

    We attach great importance to cordial and respectful interaction with each other. Teamwork in particular is an important part of our daily business. This is also the idea behind the donation: to support a strong team that lovingly and caringly looks after sick children. The donation can bring a smile on the faces of sick children with the help of clowns, toys and handicraft materials. Supporting sick children and their helpers in this way is a matter of the heart for LEIFELD.

  • 18.12.2020

    Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year 2021


    Once again, a year is drawing to a close – and once again we like to thank all our employees, customers and partners for the good cooperation and the successful projects done. We wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and all the best for a prosperous and happy New Year 2021.
    Stay healthy!

  • 13.11.2020

    Change of company name to Leifeld Metal Spinning GmbH


    With the publication in the commercial register B 18938 on 23rd October 2020, the district court of Münster confirmed the change of the company name from
    Leifeld Metal Spinning AG into Leifeld Metal Spinning GmbH. The new name is effective immediately.

    All general terms and conditions of business, sales and delivery conditions as well as bank details remain unchanged. Furthermore, our company address remains unaffected.

    Oliver Reimann continues to take the chair of the management board. The members of the management board are Hiroshi Arito, Morihiro Kondo and Hiroyuki Yamamoto.

  • 29.05.2020

    Leifeld Metal Spinning joins Nihon Spindle Manufacturing Group.


    With effect from May 29th, 2020, Nihon Spindle Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has acquired all the shares of Leifeld Metal Spinning AG. The previous owner is the investor Dr. Georg Kofler. He had been in talks about a possible acquisition with Nihon Spindle, a subsidiary of the Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo Heavy Industries Group, since the beginning of last year. The closing has now taken place, after both parties signed the share purchase agreement in October 2019. This strategic integration will strengthen the international competitiveness of both companies, which optimally complement each other with their technologies and market coverage. The brands and company locations will remain unaffected.

    Nihon Spindle Manufacturing was founded in 1918 and has its roots in the manufacturing of spindles for the textile industry. Today, the company is known as one of the leading spinning and flow forming machine manufacturers worldwide. The main business areas of the company are industrial machinery, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), as well as environmental technology. “There is no better partner for us than Nihon Spindle Manufacturing,” explains Oliver Reimann, CEO of Leifeld Metal Spinning AG. “I am convinced that this is the right way to lead Nihon Spindle and Leifeld to further growth. Our customers and our employees will both benefit from this collaboration. We are very pleased to combine the strengths of both companies in order to be able to keep on offering our customers new and innovative solutions in the future, and thus clear added value.”

    Leifeld Metal Spinning develops and manufactures machine tools for non-cutting, chipless metal forming, and is active worldwide in the automotive industry, aerospace technology, the energy industry, as well as in various consumer and industrial goods sectors. “With Leifeld, we gain an experienced partner with valuable know-how and an exemplary corporate culture. Leifeld’s long tradition provides a stable foundation and a high level of innovative strength, which we now want to reinforce and expand together,” emphasizes Hiroshi Arito, President of Nihon Spindle Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

    Dr. Kofler was the owner and shareholder of Leifeld Metal Spinning AG for twelve years and would like to focus on the media industry once again: “I look back on an instructive time and a particularly successful investment with great affection,” he explains. “My major thanks and respect go to the employees of Leifeld Metal Spinning, who have built up the company’s global technological leadership with their expertise and passionate commitment. I am happy to put Leifeld into competent hands and could not imagine a better partner for the company than Nihon Spindle Manufacturing.”

  • 21.03.2020

    COVID-19 continues to spread. We keep our business running.


    As concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak intensify, Leifeld’s priority continues to be the health and safety of our associates and their families. We remain committed to providing the highest level of customer service and support during this challenging time and are doing everything we can to prevent interruptions to the normal course of business.

    We will continue to share business-related updates with our associates and customers as quickly as possible. As always, our team is available to answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to carefully follow the recommendations and guidelines of the official authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    We will continue to closely monitor this evolving situation and take actions necessary to keep our employees and customers safe while providing the products and services you need. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

  • 19.12.2019

    Hope for children


    We wish you a blessed Christmas with your loved ones and also a good start into a healthy, happy and successful year 2020! We would like to thank you for a trustful cooperation and are looking forward to further joint projects with you in the new year.

    For many people, Christmas is a time of great hope. Leifeld would like to give hope this year by giving children and young adults the chance to get a fair school education and support. The association „keiner geht verloren e.V.“, which was founded in Ahlen 2008 by Bernhard Recker, is very pleased with this idea. By renouncing Christmas cards and presents for our customers and business partners, Leifeld will donate the amount to the association. The goal of the association is to build up a constant and stable relationship by its long-term care conception.. Students are supported from the 8th grade before they graduate. It is very important for the association to individually assist the young adults and, thus, its support is beyond school and job. The main focus  is on building relationships and on strengthening the personality of the young adults who like to spend their time with their caretakers after school.

    Mr. Recker very much appreciates the generous donation and describes that, with this donation, they will support children and young adults who need assistance. They will give those the chance to get a qualified school-leaving graduation. The work of our association begins where the school system no longer works. Mr. Reimann adds that every cent reaches the children and young adults hundred percent. We are pleased if we can help. In all of this, regional focus is very important for us.

  • 14.08.2019

    Mayor of Ahlen visited Leifeld’s new production site


    Mayor Dr. Alexander Berger visited the new production site of Leifeld Metal Spinning AG at Vatheuershof and had a look behind the scenes of the Ahlener world market leader. Leifeld’s know-how is requested when it comes to the stars among others.

    Almost 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong was the first person to enter the moon on June 21, 1969. After it has calmed down in the following decades at least in public perception on the subject of space travel, the industry is currently presenting enormous growth figures. According to the Federal Association of the German Aerospace Industry, the annual growth prospects are impressive at around five percent. In addition to the traditional space nations USA and Russia, new players such as China, India, the European Union and private actors have entered the market in recent decades.

    “The spinning machine, which we have currently built, is unique in the world and allows us completely innovative ways of metal forming,” says Leifeld CEO Oliver Reimann. The machines for chipless metal forming produced by Leifeld enable, for example, in the aerospace industry, the production of components for discharge nozzles or booster and turbine parts. In addition to this industry, Leifeld machinery is also used in the automotive or energy sector.

    Also in order to be able to design and build larger machines at the Ahlen site, the world market leader has greatly expanded over the past two years. For example, the new assembly hall with its approx. 3,500 square meters of floor space and 15 meters in height offers the best conditions to continue to innovate. Mayor Berger was impressed: “I am pleased that Leifeld has been loyal to the Ahlen location for almost 130 years and has expanded and concentrated its production capacities.”

    The new hall also offers the in-house loading of road trains, something that was previously not possible at the location on Feldstraße: “The four cranes enable us to easily load large machines,” says Technical Director Benedikt Nillies. And Reimann adds: “With the new hall and the new capacities, we can react even more flexibly to the wishes of our customers, such as driving in or testing large machines under maximum load. At this point, I would also like to thank the city of Ahlen and the local business development agency for their support during the planning and construction phase. “

    Ideal conditions, therefore, to build machines in the future in Ahlen. Leifeld Metal Spinning has produced over 6.250 machines in almost 130 years and delivered them to 60 countries.

  • 03.07.2019

    Success story

    Weihai Creditfan Ventilator Co., Ltd: “Leifeld is our success”

    Weihai Creditfan Ventilator Co., Ltd is a high-tech enterprise specializing in providing solutions for ventilation system and is committed to the design, development, manufacture and sales of high-end fans. The company’s main products and services are supporting the heavy equipment for advanced rail transportation, new energy power equipment, offshore engineering and high-tech ships, cooling towers and air coolers, and refrigeration cold chain.


    The technology development department of Weihai Creditfan was identified as Weihai Engineering Technology Research Center and Shandong Enterprise Technology Center. The company is the main supplier for fans of the Chinese Harmony EMU and high-speed rail, which is recognized by the Ministry of Railways. It is also the first enterprise in the Chinese wind turbine industry to pass the GE wind turbine product design certification. The company stands for high reliability, high efficiency, intelligence, low noise and light weight, and has become a leader in the transformation of the wind turbine industry.


    In 2017, Weihai Creditfan Ventilator Co., Ltd. purchased a SC 316 spinning machine from Leifeld Metal Spinning AG for the production of fan components. The SC series of spinning machines is seen as the most competitive alternative to mature processes such as deep drawing. Nowadays, the complexity of modern components requires the combination of different processes. On the SC machine from Leifeld a various amount of spinning and machining steps can be flexibly performed in one clamping. This saves process time and costs.


    Leifeld delivered the machine to Weihai Creditfan last year. Since commissioning the SC 316 has produced fan components of different sizes, wall thicknesses and geometries. Weihan Creditfan is convinced that spinning machines of Leifeld are the right choice for their company. Mr Oliver Reimann, CEO of Leifeld Metal Spinning AG, visited last year Weihan Creditfan. During the conversation, Mrs Sheng Junling expressed her satisfaction: “The spinning machine SC 316 runs faultlessly, the installation and commissioning was smooth. Whenever I or my team has a question, the Leifeld China-team provides fast and unbureaucratic support. Leifeld is the key to our success.”

  • 01.07.2019

    Training at Leifeld

    The image film about our training is online

    We are happy to finally present our training film. At the BOM 2019, the 2.-3. July 2019, we will present the film to all visitors for the first time. If you cannot wait, you can already watch it on Facebook “Leifeld.Azubi”.


    The making of was a lot of fun. For two days, the shooting team accompanied our trainees and our trainers to the production halls, the trainee corner, factory instruction, break rooms and offices. The result is impressive:


    “At the beginning we had the challenge of putting the varied offer at Leifeld into one movie. Four min. for English lessons, factory lessons, support programs, trainee projects, the trainee corner, trips, trainers, mentors and more. That was a lot we wanted to show, ” said Jacqueline Müller, training officer at Leifeld Metal Spinning AG. She is satisfied that the film reflects our offer modern and attractive. “We are pleased to show the film to a broad audience and are looking forward to the reactions,” continued Jacqueline Müller.


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