Our History ...

1885

Johann Zürn senior opens a blacksmith shop in Westernhausen and earnes the livelihood for his familiy by shoeing of horses.

1920

Johann Zürn produces farm trailers, harrows and other agricultural equipment.

1950

Start of agricultural machinery dealership: Contract with the German tractor manufacturer Eicher.

1963

Karl Zürn becomes authorized dealer of John Deere-Lanz AG, Mannheim.

1965

Zürn moves to the current headquarter in Westernhausen.

1980

Start of the production of rape seed harvesting equipment. Zürn develops into a harvesting specialist and makes combines even more efficient.

1984

Karl Zürn Karl Zürn passes away in the age of 52. A turning point that was overcome only by a high degree of personal responsibility of the employees and the tireless efforts of Herta Zürn.

1994

Rolf Zürn becomes Managing Director of Zürn GmbH & Co. KG

from 2000

Expansion of the sales territory of the dealership by opening of additional branches.

2001

A new production facility for rape seed harvesting equipment was opened at the headquarter of the company in Westernhausen.

2004

Start of development and production of the plot combine Zürn 150 with a team of former Hege employees. In 2005 the first prototype goes into the field at Saatzucht Breun in Herzogenaurach.

2005

The convincing concept of the new developped Zürn PremiumFlow belt conveyor header was awarded with a DLG silver medal at Agritechnica in Hanover.

2007

Acquisition of a new production hall for cutting platforms at Ravenstein-Merchingen.

2009

To increase manufacturing capacities the production of plot combines moves to Hohebuch into the former Hege factory.

2010

The company Zürn celebrates its 125th anniversary.

2010

Zürn introduces the ProfiCut direct cutting header, a universal header for harvesting of biomass with powerful forage harvesters.

2010

The Zürn 170 extends the product range of field research technology by a powerful and bigger plot combine.

2011

Rebranding of the production of cutting platforms and plot combines to Zürn Harvesting GmbH & Co. KG

2013

The domain of Hohebuch now has been a reliable partner for field research technicians for more than 50 years.

2014

Expansion of the product range on plot seeders (belt cone seeders, single-row seeders, triple-plot seeders) by the aquisition of of the division plot technology of AgrarMarkt Deppe. Since 2006 a close partnership had existed between the two companies.

2015

The independent DLG Innovations Commission of Agritechnica awarded a silver medal for the innovative fully electrified cutting platform i-Flow - developped by Zürn and its partners.