The PAUL success story began in 1925 when Max Paul installed a mechanical workshop in his father's house in Dürmentingen. He also operated a braided straw rope and seaweed spinning mill, a bicycle and sewing machine business and the municipal laundry. It was here that Max Paul also started production of special machines for the production of whips. Max Paul was the founder and the managing director from 1925 up to 1960.
After World War 2, his two sons, Odilo and Berthold, came into the business. In 1948, they developed and built together the first double-edging circular saw, which became an immediate success.
First machines and accessories were built for the different processes in the production of prestressed concrete. The second division was born: The Prestressed Concrete Technology
In 1959 PAUL delivered the first single-wire stressing jack for the production of HP roof shells with the then revolutionary two-button operation, and, with this development, laid the foundation stone of a successful future.
Paul steadily enlarged its factory area in Dürmentingen and, at the end of the 70´s moved a part of it´s production to Riedlingen, where manufacturing still takes place today. In 1975, both factories employed 180 people on a production area of 11500 square meters.
In 1982, the first stressing jack for cable-stayed bridges was developed. During this year, the successful CNC cross-cut system model 12 began its triumphant progress. In 1985, both factories employed from now on 210 people on a production area of 17500 square meters.
Since 1997, PAUL has been involved with its own developed prestressing technology in reconstruction of the "Frauenkirche" Dresden. On 30th October 2005 the "Frauenkirche" Dresden was declared officially open by a solemn consecration [more].
A new machine concept "PushCut" has been developed. Here the timber is no longer fed by means of rollers, but positioned using a pusher. The advantages are: particularly high accuracy - cutting in packs - favourable price - easy operation even with very small numbers of pieces.
The Paul Company is celebrating its 75th. Company Jubilee. The General Manager of Paul, Werner Paul received the IHK Ulm Jubilee Diploma from IHK General Manager Otto Sälzle. The celebration was held in the headquater in Dürmentingen with invited guests and company employees. [more]
Graduate business engineer Werner Paul, General Manager of Paul Maschinenfabrik in Dürmentingen received the economy medal for his company from the State Minister for economic affairs Walter Döring on 3rd December 2002.
The Minister for economic affairs awards the medal in recognition of outstanding professional or business achievements and in appreciation of special services to the economy of the state. "Business personalities like the bearer of the economy medal make the greatest contribution to the innovative climate and the economical success of our state when compared to the other states. The esteemed business executives have shown courage, sense of responsibility and readiness to take risks in the past", extolled the Minister in his eulogy.
The optimizing CNC cross-cut system model 14 gets a new design and is henceforth successfully marketed under the name C14.
PAUL reacts to the demands of the global networking with a new control generation MAXI 5. It runs under the LINUX operating system. A new EDP age begins.
The first tests with the CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) material are carried out in prestressed concrete technology. CFRP is not only used as a stressing material, but also for building the multi-strand stressing jacks. The material is capable of transmitting a lot of force with a low weight and does not corrode. An innovation in prestressed concrete technology has been created.
On 24th March 2006 the ceremony for the establishment of the Odilo Paul foundation took place. The foundation takes care of the welfare of the people living in the municipality of Dürmentingen.
The prestressed concrete department successfully used the CFRP material for the first time for an elevated highway in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
The Series 11 CNC cross-cut systems are upgraded and now supplied in a distinctive squared and elegant design under the name C11. As a new addition to the family of cross-cut systems the high-speed RAPID series designed for highest throughput rates is introduced. With the PAUL Wood-Scanning System PAUL offers their own solution for the cost- effective entry into the scanner technology. The scanner casing that visually matches the cross-cut station can also be equipped with other scanner brands.
The extension of the PAUL headquarters in Dürmentingen to a total production area of 37,000 square meters is completed. By moving the apprentices’ training workshop and some of the production departments into the new building space problems have been solved. The heating control system in the new building, a field that is new to the company, was developed by PAUL in-house.
PAUL presents the next generation of the highly successful KME circular edger including a newly developed CNC control. The new KME3 series stands for greatest flexibility and is suitable for use in practically every sawmill. The K34 product range is extended by the K34GB multirip saw combining well-proven ripping technology with a new belt feed system.
In cooperation with the company DaSTec PAUL enters the strand lifting technology sector. The two cooperation partners offer everything that is needed for lifting, lowering and moving heavy loads: extensive know-how and high-quality products. The Push_Cut_CX series is upgraded and suited to the current design of the PAUL cross-cut systems.
New trade fair appearance for the first time at LIGNA 2013. The complete lighting and carrier system was developed by PAUL in-house. The C14 series is upgraded and suited to the current design of the PAUL cross-cut systems.The supply range of edgers and multirip saws is extended by the Q series for producing first-class cutting edges of glue-line quality.
Paul takes over the company Reinhardt Maschinenbau in Rottweil-Neukirch which was established in 1919. Since 1st June 2014 the company is a part of Paul Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG. The early concentration on cutting solid wood made Reinhardt one of the leading manufacturers of cross-cut systems and automation. Barbara Hering is appointed managing partner with effect from 1st July 2014.