About us

The company starts off as ELU-KALTENBACH GmbH in Achern. Since 1983, the members of the company have been concentrating on the construction of special machinery in the field of sawing technology and the complete processing of aluminium profiles. The name is changed to PROFILTEC Spezialmaschinen GmbH in 1985. Three years later, the company moves to its headquarter in Lörrach.

It is in the 1980s that Dieter Kaltenbach recognises the immense potential of used and overhauled KALTENBACH sawing machines. He discovers a kindred spirit in his son-in-law Michael Holzmann, an impassioned developer of special constructions for saws who also appreciates the value of good old technology. Hence, the foundation stone for today’s company is laid in 1996. Dieter Kaltenbach signs over the company to his daughter Beatrice Kaltenbach-Holzmann and his son-in-law Michael Holzmann. The innovative business idea is well received: In a time of radically changing environmental and production conditions, high-quality used machinery and second-hand equipment are not only an economical but also ecologically a forward-looking idea – globally.

Today, our family-run company employs 15 members of staff. It is only thanks to the high level of expertise of our team that we succeed in developing creative, flexible solutions for our customers.

The success we achieve confirms our principle:

we wish to achieve an economical, sustainable result for our customers, our employees, our environment.

Yours, Michael Holzmann, certified engineer
and the entire team at Profiltec Spezialmaschinen GmbH


Our Transformation

Artist: Jochen Böhnert (2015)