History 1828 - 1880

  • Joseph KUHN, a local blacksmith from a neighbouring village of Saverne, begins to manufacture weighing equipment.
Joseph KUHN portrait, in 1828, he begins to manufacture weighing equipment.
Old picture of the factory
  • A new factory is built in Ottersthal, closer to Saverne.
  • Assisted by his brothers, Joseph KUHN diversifies into the production of agricultural machinery. Buildings are constructed on the site where the factory still stands today, alongside the STRASBOURG-PARIS railway line.
  • The foundry is built in the Saverne factory.
KUHN Foundry history