capability to consistently create trend-setting inventions,
the quick adaptation to new chances and environmental
influences have characterized the restless activities of the
“Pallmann Clan” for more than seven generations.
Millers and millwrights, wholehearted machine constructors,
proud of their technical virtues, used for the customers’
benefit, driven by the ambition to be better than others,
that is what distinguishes the real “PALLMANN”, even
July 4th, 1903, the miller, Ludwig PALLMANN, after his
apprenticeship and years of travel, founded PALLMANN company
in Zweibrücken. What started in the leased
“Upper City Mill” as a
flour business, where he carried on his trade of milling,
developed around 1919, when his son, Ludwig Pallmann, was
taken on by the company, into a cereal factory and soon into
an oat mill. PALLMANN's oatmeal and rolled oats were
famous throughout the Palatinate and beyond.
invention of the stone grinding mill with a self-aligning
bottom driven concept for grinding oat shells introduced a
new and promising era. The application of new techniques in
new industries brought about success. The stone grinding
mill with a self-aligning bottom driven concept, type “OP
1300” was suited for the production of finest wood flour
from sawdust, the waste from sawmills. The attempt to dare
to do something new, was at the same time the birth of
PALLMANN’s wood flour factory.
in Paris, at the 1937 World’s Fair, the PALLMANN stone
grinding mill with a self-aligning bottom driven concept
started its triumphal march throughout Europe. Size
reduction techniques for the wood industry were also in
demand overseas and were soon a core competence of PALLMANN.
The development of the counter-rotating Turbo Mill, type PP
allowed the size reduction of moist, fatty, oily and sticky
products and was soon the company’s main product with
customers all over the world. On January 12, 1945 the whole
company was reduced to rubble during an air raid.
The development of the machine factory
reconstruction started with occasional deliveries by means
of a tractor. Wilhelm Pallmann joined the company and at the
end of 1946, the wood flourmill and a trial installation
were rebuilt. In the fiscal year 1950, for the first time,
the machine construction department sold more than the wood
flourmill. Since that time, the big industries have been the
main customers of PALLMANN size reduction techniques.
Integrated into processing lines, the machines run reliably
and around the clock. Whoever buys from PALLMANN trusts in
quality and receives competence in size reduction.
Former Headquarters at Zweibrücken
The invention of the single-motor Turbo
Mill, type REF opened new markets for PALLMANN in coal mining and in
the mineral industry. In 1954, due to the development of new
techniques, it was possible for the first time to pulverize plastics
at ambient temperature without the addition of artificial cooling
agents. From then on, PALLMANN offered custom grinding services for
plastics. The demand for plastic powders was constantly increasing
and the wood flourmill was converted. In 1965, all grinding
activities were moved to Gersheim/Saar into an independent company.
PALLMANN became “big in size reduction” by realizing the idea, “100%
reutilization of wood”. Numerous inventions shaped the development
of the board industry. The name “PZ”, the type designation for the
counter-rotating chip flaker, became the synonym of a whole
industry. PALLMANN, as the market leader in this field, is
continuing to technologically lead the industry into the future.
In 1969, Wilhelm Pallmann started to build a new machine factory in
accordance with a forward-looking concept. The most modern
production concepts contributed then and as today to the success of
Under the management of Hartmut
Pallmann, a subsidiary company was built in 1981 in Sao Paulo,
Brazil, with a machine factory and a custom grinding plant. The
expansion of the company into a globally active organization began.
A worldwide active sales- and service network, daily efforts and
progresses in the fields of research and development and the
commitment of all our employees to be willing to achieve and offer
more than others, ensure further growth in the 21st century as well.