Kapp Niles founder Bernhard Kapp was leader in gear, machine tool industry
- July 30, 2014
Dr.-Ing. E.H. Bernhard Kapp, founder of the Kapp Group has died. He was 93.
He founded Kapp & Co. in 1953 in Coburg, Germany and today, the company is among the leading manufacturers of machine tools for hard and soft finishing of gears and profiles with facilities in Germany, US, Brazil, Japan and China. He was board of several organizations, including the German Trade Fair and Exhibition AG, Gildemeister, Fiat, Krupp Hoesch, Iveco, Internazionale Holding Fiat, Werner & Pfleiderer, TRUMPF, the Ifo Institute, the Fraunhofer Society and the University of Coburg.
The company continues to operated under Kapp's son, Martin Kapp.