KASTO celebrates its 175th anniversary.

On 7 May 2019, KASTO starts its 175th anniversary year. We are very proud and look forward to crossing this historic mark together with you.

At regular intervals, we would like to keep you informed about the history, products, development of the working method, in-house training and other topics with interesting reports and photo galleries. A regular look at this page or at our social media channels is worthwhile!

We are already looking forward to an exciting year!


Our history. 175 years KASTO.


Foundation of the company in Achern as a carpentry shop


Founder Karl Stolzer

Around 1900

KASTO produces saw frames for wood, flour and oil mills, waterwheels and looms


Development of the first hacksaw and patent of the pushing-arching-cutting motion originated by KASTO


Site relocation from Achern to Gamshurst


Start of circular saw production under the name of „KEURO“


Development of the first fully automatic storage system for long material


KASTO enters into band saw production


Presentation of the CNC sawing centre

1991 and 2001

Opening of the branch plant in Schalkau (Thuringia) and completion of the new production hall


Production of the first KASTOtec, which becomes the benchmark of the industry


KASTOspeed wins the reddot design Award


Expansion of the headquarters in Achern by a modern administration building and further production areas


Takeover by the family Stolzer


Anniversary: 170 years of KASTO and introduction of the KASTOwin series

2015 - 2018

Internationalization: Opening of own sales and service offices in Switzerland, Singapore, China and a showroom in Chicago, USA

2019 - 2020

KASTO begins its anniversary year and celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2020

The history of KASTO.

The KASTO Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG celebrates its 175th birthday this year. The sawing and storage technology specialist based in Achern, Baden, has developed from a one-man business to a globally successful company - and is today just as it was then in the hands of the founding family. On the occasion of its anniversary, KASTO looks deep into its own history books - and is searching the oldest of its saws still in operation. Find out more here:



KASTO is looking for the oldest saw in a contest.

KASTO starts a contest for its customers as part of its anniversary year: We are looking for the oldest saw from our company, which is still in operation. Machines built in 1980 or older are eligible for the contest. Companies are invited to submit them by e-mail with a photo of the saw and the nameplate to 175@kasto.com . Each submission will be rewarded, the winner will be specially mentioned and awarded.


From a one-man company to a global player

From Achern throughout the entire world: In its 175-year history, KASTO has developed into an internationally successful company. Around the globe, a close-knit network of branches and agencies ensures that the sawing and storage technology specialist company is always close to the markets and its customers and can offer fast and individual service.



Success runs in the family


KASTO has been around for 175 years – making the sawing and storage technology specialist one of the oldest family-owned businesses in the whole of Europe. The company’s history is closely bound up with that of its founders, the Stolzer family, which is still responsible today for ensuring that KASTO remains faithful to its traditions while keeping its eyes fixed firmly on the future.



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