The brand name Alpine has a rich history that goes back more than a century. It all started in 1898, in the mechanical workshop of Mr. Otto Holzhäuer. In 1909 the company name was changed to 'Alpine Maschinenfabrik-Gesellschaft m.b.H.'. The name Alpine is derived from the Alps, referring to the high standards of the company and its pursuit of 'peaks of excellence'.

In its first years the young company was already focusing on machine process technology: the first patent for a universal size reduction machine was granted as early as 1903. The product range expanded rapidly to include more mills and size reduction machines, for which the company also received several patents.

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After World War II, Alpine took on a number of engineers and technicians from the dissolved Messerschmitt company in Augsburg. This succeeded in transferring know-how from the field of aerodynamics and the development of jet engines into the world of process technology and was turned to account especially in the design of new air classifiers.

From 1950 onwards, Alpine intensified its research and development on the sector of plastics processing machines. A new business division came into being which since 1960, has specialised in the manufacture of film blowing lines.

In 1987, Alpine AG was acquired by the Hosokawa Micron Group and the compay changed its name to Hosokawa Alpine AG.

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