Venjakob´s History

A modern, long-standing, family-run company

The unwavering effort to develop and manufacture high-quality machinery and system solutions has become a trademark of the Venjakob company over the decades, as demonstrated by numerous patents along the way. This philosophy has made us what we are today: a modern, long-standing, family-run company.

We want to inspire our customers, not just satisfy them, and have been doing so for over three generations. Our passion are complete individual system solutions from A-Z. To this end, we listen carefully to our customers. Over the decades, our team has retained its passion for developing high-performance, sometimes unique solutions. The greatest incentive for our actions is to win the long-term trust of our customers.

Otto Nüßer (former executive)

Venjakob’s history is shaped by system solutions with the latest technology

Founded as a metal workshop in 1963, Venjakob based in Rheda-Wiedenbrück is now a global, medium-sized, family-run company in the mechanical engineering industry based near Gütersloh. We manufacture and sell surface treatment and exhaust air purification systems as well as material handling technology, both as individual components and in complex systems, developed with the aim of protecting the environment to the highest degree possible. That’s why we value long-term collaboration with regional partners, which includes, for example, the renovation and expansion of our company building.

Always developed individually, our system solutions are a synthesis of our system expertise, ideas, ingenuity, creativity, and collaboration with customers. As a specialist in surface treatment and exhaust air purification systems and material handling, we’re able to provide our customers with the best technologies possible.

We offer our customers services in the areas of maintenance, servicing, modification, and optimization throughout the service life of our machines and systems. Orders and projects are carried out with a focus on the process in question and with defined milestones, guaranteeing years of reliability and continuous quality control for our customers.

Our products are installed and serviced on the basis of expertise and feasible deadlines. For reasons of occupational health and safety, we carefully consider our activities in advance, design them to be safe, and carry them out prudently. With our Venjakob quality, we now represent quality products, employee and customer satisfaction, and a comprehensive range of services. 


Permanent care. 
For three generations, over 55 years we have been building machines. And the oldest we keep up-to-date today. With a
Equity ratio of 60 % we see 
relaxed into the future.  

Our development at a glance

  • 1963
  • 1964
  • 1969
  • 1976
  • 1993
  • 2001
  • 2003
  • 2006

  • 2008
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014


Heinrich Venjakob

Company founded by Heinrich and Anneliese Venjakob as a metal working shop


Beizmaschine 1964

Development of the first stain wiping machine


Erweiterung Firmensitz

Relocation and expansion of the company headquarters to Augsburger Strasse in Rheda-Wiedenbrück


Maschinen 1976
  • Entry of Otto Nüßer
  • Venjakob start of internationalisation


Venjakob Pallettenanlage

Entry into the "non-wood" sector


Produktion 2002
  • Foundation Venjakob North America
  • Production expansion by 4.000m² to 11.500m²


Venjakob Technikum 2003

Expansion and modernization of the technical centre to 1.200m2


Venjakob Umwelttechnik

Acquisition of Pflock & Meckeler, today Venjakob Umwelttechnik


Geschäftsführung 2008
Nutro Logo
  • Appointment of C. Nüßer as further managing director besides O. Nüßer
  • Acquisition Nutro Inc. (USA)


Hallenbau 2012

New construction of the final production and extension of the office complex by 1.200m2


50 Jahre Venjakob
  • Anniversary 50 years Venjakob
  • Construction of the modern high-bay warehouse


Geschäftsführung 2014
  • Appointment of R. Eickhoff as technical managing director
  • Extension of the goods receiving area by 230m2