Technology driven since 1979

KURRE Systems


The name KURRE Systems represents a competent partner in all sectors of the cable and wire industry including specialized mechanical engineering – and a genuine family business.

The Kurre family ran the group of companies for over 30 years until Silke and Stefan Plaggenborg took over in 2014. Since then, they have incorporated two more companies into the group: KFM, Kabelmaschinenfabrik Müller, from the immediate local neighborhood, and Siebe Engineering from Neustadt/Wied near Bonn.

Our Know-how


KURRE Spezial­maschinenbau

Kurre Spezialmaschinenbau is the founding company of Kurre Systems. Since its inception in the late 1970s, KURRE manufactures machines and various components for all industrial sectors. KURRE is well-known primarily for its individual and customer-specific solutions.


SIEBE Engineering has been manufacturing complex extrusion systems since the early 1980s and became part of KURRE Systems in 2017. The KURRE plant in Neustadt/Wied near Bonn is the former Siebe plant.

Kabel­maschinen­fabrik Müller

KFM, Kabelmaschinenfabrik Müller, was an independent company in the neighbourhood of KURRE until 2015 – specializing in automation in cable processing. Since then, KFM has also been part of KURRE Systems.

Quality + Know-how right from the beginning


The beginning

Founding of “Metall- und Maschinenbau Kurre” by Reinhold and Elisabeth Kurre, start of manufacturing with two apprentices in Harkebrügge, Lower Saxony


Construction of the first hall at the current location in Ramsloh, municipality of Saterland.


1989, 1997, 2001, 2007: Construction of further production and office buildings, steady expansion of customer and employee numbers.


Stefan and Silke Plaggenborg join the company. KURRE meanwhile has 90 employees working on 5,000 m² of production space. The annual turnover is. approx. 9 million euros.


The KURRE group is completely taken over by Stefan and Silke Plaggenborg. The company employs 140 people on a production area of 6,000 m². The turnover amounts to approx. 13 million euros.


KFM, the Müller cable machine factory, is incorporated into the company as KURRE-KFM.

Siebe Engineering

Siebe Engineering from Neustadt / Wied becomes part of KURRE. The company employs 180 people and operates on a production area of almost 8,000 m². The company generates a turnover of approx. 24 million euros.


More than 220 employees work on 10,000 m² of production space. KURRE supplies more than 500 customers worldwide. KURRE Austria is founded.


The number of employees rises to over 250.


KURRE is growing and expanding once again. This time, the office space grows by 925 square meters and the production area by 1,600 square meters.

The KURRE group in pictures


1981: Construction of the first production hall in Ramsloh, Lower Saxony.
Commissioning of a loose tube system for sheathing optical fibers for Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke.
KFM DR double ring winder: At the beginning of the 1980s, this marked the start of semi-automation in wire processing.
The staff at the 10th anniversary in 1989.
Functional test of a rewinding stand for quality control in the early 1990s.
1998: Machine acceptance of a ribbon line for processing glass fibers in Ramsloh with KURRE and Siemens employees, as well as representatives from China.
Commissioning of a SIEBE tandem extrusion line at the customer's site.
Stefan Plaggenborg (left) takes over KURRE 2014 from Reinhold Kurre.
2015: The KFM length measuring device (MW5/MW8) becomes part of the KURRE portfolio with the integration of the company into the group.
KURRE machines are in use all over the world.
SIEBE extrusion line during the production of a foamed 50 Ohm RF cable.
2017/18: Integration of SIEBE Engineering into the KURRE Group. from left: Rainer Spitz, Silke and Stefan Plaggenborg, Thomas Reiner
Employee family outing to the Thüle animal and leisure park to mark the 40th anniversary.

KURRE in the press


Technical publication from the magazine DRAHT, Meisenbach Publishing

A german essay from the book Time Travel along the Fehnroute