Company with tradition
Rampelmann und Spliethoff Gmbh & Co. KG
It all started in a modest workshop: In 1967, Paul Rampelmann and Karl Spliethoff founded their company, which at that time was still purely an agricultural machinery company. The starting staff included an office worker and an apprentice.
In 1968 a contract was signed with John Deere, and for 25 years the company was successful as an exclusive John Deere distributor.
With the sale and repair of power equipment, a second mainstay was created at an early stage. In 1978 Paul Rampelmann started to build up the third business area, steel construction. This included primarily the construction of industrial and agricultural halls, riding halls, multi-purpose halls and special constructions.
With the return of the distribution rights to John Deere, the course was set in 1992 in the direction of steel construction. In 1997, with the first riding arena planner and the participation at the Equitana in Essen, a new business field, mechanical engineering, was launched.
Over the years, the "motor equipment" branch of the company expanded beyond the expectations of the time. At the same time, the sales activities in the agricultural machinery trade began to be restructured in 2002 in order to focus even more on mechanical engineering and municipal technology. With new developments, it has been possible to increase sales figures enormously since 2004. Through successful presentations at trade fairs and equestrian events on the entire continent, inquiries are now coming from all over the world, so that the share in the export sector today already accounts for about 50%.
With the import of Trafalgar Paddock-Cleaners from England since 15 years, the program is completed. With the development and market launch of the Hippodung combination mulcher, the course has been set for the next few years in the machine building sector. New is the import of Hustler zero-turn ride-on mowers from Kansas (USA).
The company attaches great importance to training and further education. Consultants and fitters are always up to date with the latest technology thanks to constant training and further education measures. Of a total of 130 employees, 15 are currently undergoing training. Here, too, the company is looking to the future.
In 2009 Paul Rampelmann retires after 41 years in the first line. However, he is still in the company every day and supports the company with words and deeds. He now devotes himself in particular to the apprentices. Around 130 young men and women have received their training at Rampelmann & Spliethoff since the company was founded. Among them are several times guild bests, chamber and state winners. He has handed over to his son Dirk Hartmann the responsibility he already held as head of the mechanical engineering department.