VAHLE Crane Technology
Individual solutions for heavy loads

Cranes are used in many industries. Steel producers, recycling yards and companies from the construction industry VAHLE offers reliable systems for energy and data transmission.

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VAHLE Intralogistics automated small parts warehouse
Automated conveyor technology in the internal flow of goods

Increasing production rates, high throughput volumes and short delivery times require partially or fully automated intralogistics.

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VAHLE Automotive Electric Monorail System (EMS)
Innovative solutions for flexible production processes

Adaptable manufacturing processes are the key to the greatest possible efficiency in vehicle production. VAHLE solutions for energy and data transmission make a significant contribution to this.

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VAHLE Port Technology
Innovative solutions for the ports of tomorrow

Zero emission is the requirement for the port of the future. With the solutions for energy and data transmission from VAHLE, port operators are getting closer to this goal.

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VAHLE Amusement Rides Ferris Wheel
Intelligent solutions for the rides of the future

The amusement, leisure and adventure sectors are often at the cutting-edge of the industry. That's why many ride builders and manufactures rely on VAHLE to provide roller coaster and ride passengers with increasingly extraordinary experiences. 

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VAHLE People Mover streetcar
Automated transport systems for the mobility of the future

Streetcars, sky trains or rolling sidewalks are the future of resource-saving mobility. Many manufacturers rely on components from VAHLE for the design.

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VAHLE General Industry
Innovative solutions for special mobile applications

Stadium roofs, waste incineration plants, facade elevators: Mobile industrial applications are used in many areas. VAHLE offers various special solutions for reliable energy supply and data communication.

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VAHLE data communication
Data communication: fast, flexible and secure

Advancing digitization requires the transmission of ever greater volumes of data. Our vCOM solutions ensure reliable data communication for the control of automated conveyor systems at all times.

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VAHLE positioning
Positioning: robust, flexible and precise

Modern manufacturing requires automated conveyor systems that can be positioned with extreme precision. The prerequisites for this are created by our robust vPOS solutions, which are available with both magnetic and optical processes.

Solutions for positioning
VAHLE control
Control: mobile, scalable and efficient

Automation is shaping modern production processes more than ever. Numerous mobile conveyor units must be reliably controlled. With our versatile vDRIVE solutions, this can be achieved flexibly and with optimized performance.

Solutions for control systems
VAHLE system solution
System solutions: Everything from a single source

With our holistic system solutions, we offer a perfectly coordinated product combination of power transmission, data communication, positioning and control for a wide range of applications.

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VAHLE Services
VAHLE offers a wide range of services and support, including installation and commissioning, maintenance and repair, spare parts management and training. We are also available to serve as a general contractor for your project, if required.
VAHLE Unternehmen
Who are we? Where do we come from? And where is the journey going? On our company pages you can find out everything about the VAHLE Group and its history, current events and successful customer stories. And of course there is also information here about where to find us and how to reach us.
VAHLE Karriere
Take a look behind the scenes of a family-owned company. In our career section, you can find out everything about everyday working life and job profiles at the VAHLE Group, our training and further education opportunities, and current vacancies. And don't be shy: We are always looking for new, motivated colleagues!
On the move and full of energy since 1912

Our company history

  1. 1912

    Drivers of the industrial revolution

    In 1912, Paul Vahle, then employed at Dortmund-based Eisen- und Stahlwerk Hoesch AG, develops the world's first copper conductor rail. He registers his invention, which also contributed to the industrial revolution, as a patent and founds his own company on April 9.

  2. 1926

    Factory halls

    After the death of Paul Vahle in 1926, his wife Helene took over the business. Under her management, the factory halls in Dortmund-Brackel are rented. Six years later, she hands over the company to her son Paul Werner Vahle.

  3. 1945

    Prisoner of war

    During the Second World War, Paul Werner Vahle was drafted into military service and was taken prisoner in 1945. Until his return four years after the end of the war, his wife Maria runs the business.

  4. 1950

    Economic upswing

    In the newly founded Federal Republic, the signs then point to a new beginning. In 1950, VAHLE already recorded a turnover of 1.2 million Deutschmarks.

  5. 1956

    New home in Kamen

    The economic miracle pays off: In 1956, VAHLE acquires the property on Westicker Straße in Kamen. By the end of the decade, both the production and the administration as well as the nearly 150 employees have moved.

  6. 1960

    Company growth

    VAHLE expands in the 1960s. This is also due to Josef Hötte, who joins the company in 1966 and will decisively shape Paul Vahle GmbH & Co. KG in the following 40 years as co-partner and managing director.

  7. 1970

    One million meters of conductor rails

    The 1970s are characterized by product expansions. Among others, the light metal rail or the conductor rail U10 are developed. In addition, VAHLE equips the Transrapid and produces the millionth meter of plastic conductor rail.

  8. 1998

    Inductive power transmission

    In 1998, VAHLE develops the CPS system for Contactless Power Supply for inductive power transmission. At the turn of the millennium, the company with more than 400 employees has a turnover of around 52 million Deutschmarks.

  9. 2012

    100 years

    VAHLE celebrates 100 years of innovation in 2012.

  10. 2013

    Change in the management

    In 2013 Achim Dries takes over the management.

  11. 2015

    Large projects

    As a systems supplier, VAHLE is increasingly realizing major projects. In 2015, Port Felixstowe, the busiest container port in the UK, is electrified and automated, followed in 2018 by the AIN Dubai, the largest and tallest Ferris wheel in the world.

  12. 2021

    Investments in the Kamen site

    Logistics and production at the Kamen site is optimized by a fully automated small parts warehouse and a honeycomb warehouse. In 2021, robotic manufacturing goes into operation in Production U.

  13. 2021

    Innovation Center

    In May 2021, VAHLE Automation GmbH, which emerged from the VAHLE DETO joint venture founded in Kufstein (Austria) in 2013, becomes a full part of the VAHLE Group.

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