The history of FAM dates back to the 19th century, when industrial development took off in Magdeburg, Germany.
From the onset of original steam powered equipment to the first double-portal excavator for coal mining, to today’s state-of-the-art machinery for bulk materials handling, processing and opencast mining, FAM has lived a long and rich history always being at the forefront of innovation.
We are excited to continue our legacy for many years to come.
FAM is a global player with 13 subsidiaries across the world and reference projects in more than 80 countries. The Company enjoys a long tradition dating back to the 19th century.
How everything began…
The industrial revolution reached Magdeburg in the 1830s.
Within a few decades the city grew into one of Germany’s leading industrial centers.
At the beginning of the 20th century Magdeburg’s industrial sites continued to expand, sparking ever new technical innovations.
On January 16, 1945, shortly before the end of World War II, Magdeburg was almost completely destroyed for the second time in the city’s history.
As a consequence of the war and new political realities in Germany, Magdeburg’s machine-building factories were nationalized.
After German reunification in 1990, Magdeburg’s industry and, consequently, the machine-building underwent radical structural changes.
Almost all industrial enterprises that had once shaped the city’s face succumbed to this process going bankrupt.
FAM Förderanlagen Magdeburg, however, was successfully privatized in 1993 and made a fresh start.
Over the years FAM has matured from a manufacturer and supplier of separate components to a general contractor specializing in custom solutions in materials handling and conveying. The difference brought about by these difficult years of modernization is immense.
Today, FAM is a company ranking among the top five in its class worldwide.
Since privatization back in 1993, annual sales revenue has increased tenfold to approximately €300 million, and the FAM Group has 1,500 employees all over the world, nearly half of them (700) working in Magdeburg.
With its cutting edge engineering competence and in-house production facilities, FAM carries forward the long and rich tradition of machine building in Magdeburg.
FAM clients come from all corners of the globe wherever raw materials are mined and transported or port facilities need to be upgraded. FAM range of products includes bulk materials handling and loading/unloading systems, opencast mining equipment, and turnkey installations for the mining, processing and handling of minerals and raw materials.
FAM has become a true one-stop shop offering consulting services, planning, development, design and engineering, manufacturing, assembly and erection, commissioning, quality management and control, repair and maintenance, upgrading and customer service.
FAM management and employees are proud of their work.
The equipment manufactured by FAM is tailor-made, the machines are extremely powerful.
The traditional art of German engineering.
Everything fits together.
Everything under one roof – under FAM roof.
Although the largest part of FAM business activities take place abroad, our headquarters remain in Magdeburg, Sudenburger Wuhne 47, where the Company also makes its investments.
The new FAM head office was awarded the title of „Building of the Year 2016”!
FAM today: a pioneering spirit plus engineering expertise plus manufacturing competence equals trust.
What sounds like a PR slogan is truly the secret of success of FAM – a company combining far-sighted vision with a down-to-earth approach.