Ruf Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG is a family run business, which made the decision over thirty years ago to focus on the development and production of briquetting systems. Ruf Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG founded in 1969, launching a new era in the processing industry..


1969 Hans Ruf founds a company providing services to the forestry industry.
1982 The first press for producing briquettes from organic waste was granted a patent.
1988 The first press for metals was sold.
1990 The original company was converted into Ruf Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG.
1994 A production hall of 1700 m² was built to manufacture briquetting machinery to process wood, metals & other waste materials.
1997 Series production of briquetting machinery for small-scale processing was started.
1998 This year marked the delivery of 500 briquetting units to over 56 countries.
2003 New office buildings, manufacturing halls and warehouses were built.
2005 Addition of two production halls.
2008 Expansion of the production space to a total of 10,000 m².
2012 3000 briquetting machines have now been sold; RUF equipment is installed in over 100 countries.
Ruf Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG