Welcome to the
Alfred Giesser Messerfabrik

We produce and supply the heart for machine cutting processes!

Die ALFRED GIESSER MESSERFABRIK entwickelt und produziert Maschinenmesser & Maschinenbauteile für verschiedene industrielle Anwendungen. Mit zahlreichen auf ihrem Gebiet weltweit führenden Maschinenherstellern bestehen exklusive Entwicklungspartnerschaften zum beiderseitigen Nutzen.
Diese stellen sicher, dass bei deren Kunden die Ersatzteilqualität der Erstausrüstungsqualität entspricht
und stets für exzellente Ergebnisse sorgt. Unser Handwerk beherrschen wir seit bald 250 Jahren, die längste Kunden-Lieferanten-Beziehung besteht seit über 100 Jahren. Diese Tradition verpflichtet und bestimmt unser auf Langfristigkeit und Nachhaltigkeit ausgerichtetes unternehmerisches Handeln.

"My grandmother, Marie-Auguste Giesser (1922-2020), cooked not only for the family but also for the apprentices in the difficult post-war times, as they did not get enough to eat at home. Numerous employees have spent their entire working lives with us. Even when times change, we live the values of a family business and thus remain a reliable and predictable partner for our valued customers and for our employees."

Silvie Giesser-Reinhard
Managing Partner at ALFRED GIESSER MESSERFABRIK

WE ARE FAMILY!

WE ARE FAMILY!

Our excellent team creates in 2-shift operation what our customers from all over the world should enjoy ‒ the heart for machine cutting processes. Over 9,000 different items are manufactured on a regular basis. The backbone of this success story is the training department of ALFRED GIESSER MESSERFABRIK. Numerous employees spend their entire working lives with us ‒ from training to retirement. And so there are employee families in which the third generation is already on board. This is loyalty in action and knowledge transfer at the same time.

We celebrate 250 years of

GIESSER

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Excellence since 1776

Our Management

Family-owned business in the 7th generation

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Silvie Giesser-Reinhard

On January 1, 2020, Silvie Giesser-Reinhard (MAS) took over the company's shares of her father Ulrich Giesser, who managed the company for 45 years. She is thus the 7th Giesser generation after the knife grinder Johannes Giesser, who settled in Winnenden in November 1776.

Hans Werner Reinhard

After graduating from EBS University Germany, Hans Werner Reinhard started his career at Messe Düsseldorf Group, where he was responsible for the world's leading trade fairs drupa, interpack and glasstec, among others, as Managing Director (COO) from 2010 to 2019. He is thus very familiar with GIESSER's customer industries.

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Siegfried Stürner

Siegfried Stürner kam 2008 als kaufmännischer Leiter ins Unternehmen und sorgt seit 2011 als kaufmännischer Geschäftsführer für die finanzielle Solidität und Unabhängigkeit der ALFRED GIESSER MESSERFABRIK GmbH.

Excellence since almost 250 years

The history of ALFRED GIESSER MESSERFABRIK

1776
Die Gründung der ALFRED GIESSER MESSERFABRIK
In November 1776, Johannes Gießer applied for admission as a citizen and cutler to the Winnend court. The approval took place on December 2nd for a fee of thirteen guilders and four cruisers. 
1776
1865
Gottlob Giesser knife forging company is registered
Registration in the Trade Register of the business of the cutler Gottlob Giesser: handcrafted production of kitchen knives, butcher knives, pocket knives and garden knives.
1865
1880
Extension to a shop
The company of knife forging Gottlob Giesser opens a shop and from then on also sells his knives in it.
1880
1901
Takeover of Adolf Giesser Sen.
Adolf Giesser Sen. takes over the operation of the Gottlob Giesser company.
1901
1909/10
Demolition and new construction of the tribal house in Winnenden
1909/10
1934
Separation of the Johannes Giesser knife factory
After the death of her husband, the wife of Adolf Giesser senior continues the company together with her three sons - including Adolf Giesser junior. In the meantime, the Gottlob Giesser business is a retail store with trade and initial manufacturing. The brother of Adolf Giesser senior, Johannes Giesser, leaves Gottlob Giesser OHG and founds his own company specializing in butcher, kitchen and bread knives. This is successfully managed today by his grandchildren: giesser.de
1934
1949
Handover to Alfred Giesser
Handover of the Gottlob Giesser company to the son Alfred. He continues the business with selling and reparing services. The manufacture of knives for industrial use is becoming increasingly important.
1949
1969
Transfer
Ausgliederung der Maschinenmesserfertigung in die ALFRED GIESSER MESSERFABRIK GmbH nach Winnenden-Birkmannsweiler.
1969
1975
Ulrich Giesser is handed over his father's business
Father Alfred Giesser hands over the business to his son Ulrich Giesser.
1975
1976-1979
Expansion
Expansion of the company building in Winnenden-Birkmanssweiler in three construction phases.
1976-1979
1985
Division into production and ownership company
Company split into a production and ownership company. Production is carried out under the ALFRED GIESSER MESSERFABRIK GmbH. The holding company operates as Ulrich Giesser KG.
1985
1996
Company expansion
As customers grow, so does production capacity by an additional 6,500 square meters at the site.
1996
2008
First trade fair participation
In 2008, ALFRED GIESSER MESSERFABRIK GmbH participates for the first time as an exhibitor at interpack - the world's leading trade fair for confectionery and packaging machinery. Further trade fair participations in the following years, e.g. at the IFA
‒ the world's leading trade fair for the meat industry as well as at the FachPack.
2008
2015
150 years of commercial registration
ALFRED GIESSER MESSERFABRIK GmbH & JOHANNES GIESSER MESSERFABRIK GmbH celebrate 150 years of GIESSER commercial registration. This makes GIESSER one of the oldest registered companies in the Chamber of Industry and Commerce district of Stuttgart.
2015
2020
Handover to the 7th generation
On December 31, 2019, Ulrich Giesser handed over all parts of the business to his daughter Silvie Isabel Giesser-Reinhard. On January 1, 2020, she joined the management together with her husband Hans Werner Reinhard.
2020
2021
Master Plan AGM2026
In the course of the AGM 2026 Master Plan, production has been divided into a manufactory and a series production. This will be accompanied by automation investments and the establishment of a testing area ‒ the TECHNICUM.
2021
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