The foundation stone for our company was laid more than 85 years ago in Wachenheim, at the heart of one of Germany’s largest wine-growing regions. In economically and politically troubled times, Franz Scharfenberger and his wife Katharina showed a great deal of entrepreneurial courage, setting up a metal workshop specializing in repairing viticulture appliances. Scharfenberger Maschinenbau has transformed from a small family business into an international leading supplier in the winemaking industry and maintains an international dealer network.Thus, we are represented in all important wine-producing regions of the world. The key factors behind this international success are the consistent high quality of our machines and services, the pioneering technologies and the dedicated support for our customers both in Germany and abroad.
Even over 30 years after we introduced our Europress grape press onto the market, the areas of grape presses, grape processing systems and grape transport systems still form the vital heart of our operations.
We consider ourselves a complete supplier and an important partner for our customers in the area of gentle handling of grapes. Aside from our selection of time proven EuroPress grape presses, we offer high quality systems for must and pomace handling, conveyor belts, vibrating and sorting tables, destemmers, vertical presses as well as complete solutions for your crush needs from grape receiving to wine storage! To round off our product range, we are the general representative for sales and service of New Holland-Braud grape harvesters in the USA, Germany, and Austria for over 25 years.
Founded in 1928, our family owned company with over 90 employees has developed into an international leading supplier of our branch. With our home base located in one of the largest grape growing regions of Germany, the Pfalz, and dealer networks that extend across all winegrowing areas of the world, we can guarantee outstanding service for our customers. This interwoven network of team members ensures our worldwide customers, the competent and reliable service they have come to appreciate and rely on for decades and decades to come.
Long-term and trusting collaboration, continuity and predictability for our customers, staff and suppliers, and controlled growth have always been the basic principles of our corporate activities. Over the years, these reliable values have formed the foundation of our company, and have not lost any of their importance up to the present day. They will remain the solid basis of our company’s activities in the years to come.