Kadant PAAL was founded as a printing plant in Osnabrück, Germany in 1854. This makes it the oldest established baler manufacturer in the world, but it has thrived and prospered because it has always been at the forefront of baler innovation. The Kadant PAAL of today is truly a company where tradition meets technology.
The high performance and long service life, as well as the minimal downtime and low running costs, ensure that operators of Kadant PAAL balers are extremely competitive in their markets.
Kadant PAAL’s history incorporates more than 150 years of experience and more than 31,000 machines. Established designs tried and tested in thousands of installations. Robust construction combined with the latest cutting edge technology – Kadant PAAL: where tradition meets technology.
The highest levels of quality, reliability, and performance plus short delivery times that can be relied upon – all Kadant PAAL balers are exclusively produced at the headquarters’ factory in Georgsmarienhütte, Germany.
Manufacturing high performance balers for over 150 years
PAAL is founded in Germany as a printing house, which designs balers to manage its paper waste
PAAL concentrates on baler manufacturing
Foundation of FAES in Spain
FAES designs its first oil-hydraulic baler for wool compaction
PAAL designs the first continuously operating baler and the first steel wire automatic tying system for horizontal balers
COMDEC is founded in France
DICOM is founded in Great Britain
FAES develops a two ram baler with plastic strap tying system
Creation of PAALGROUP comprising PAAL, FAES, DICOM, COMDEC
PAAL releases its new concept of the DOKON balers with PP twine tying system
PAAL manufactures its 30,000th machine
PAAL launches the PAC range of semi-automatic, closed-end balers for low volume applications
Kadant acquires the PAALGROUP
Kadant expands PAAL’s business into North America
PAAL becomes Kadant PAAL GmbH, FAES becomes Kadant PAAL S.A.U., COMDEC becomes Kadant PAAL S.A.S., DICOM becomes Kadant PAAL Ltd.