PLANOLITH means reliability and precision

We’ve been specialists in the precision machining of natural granite products since 1976

PLANOLITH is located in the heart of Europe, in Aschaffenburg at the edge of the Rhine-Main area. Our production and storage warehouses are in the industrial area of Strietwald and encompass around 10,000 square meters. We also have enough space and capacity to easily process large volume orders and workpieces with volumes up to 30 tons.

PLANOLITH is a medium-sized, owner-operated company. It was founded in 1976 by Klaus B. Hein and has since become one of the leading German producers of components for measurement technology and special purpose engineering.

Team Planolith

Always in the interests of our customers

We are especially proud of our ability to manufacture customized granite components for measuring or processing machines exactly according to customer specifications. The more difficult the workpiece, the more ambition we bring to it. If it can be done, we’ll do it – our customers can rely on that!

However, our ambition doesn’t just go into manufacturing. With precision and reliability, we also carry out our customers’ workpiece contract manufacturing (grinding, drilling, lapping), as well as services for the calibration and certification of measuring equipment.

In addition to the quality of our products, excellence in order implementation is also very important to us. PLANOLITH characterizes itself through proven reliability, punctuality and transparency in all steps of collaboration. Our customers appreciate this.

PLANOLITH also understands its social responsibility as a company with regional roots. That’s why we’ve been working together closely with workshops for disabled persons for over 20 years. At Christmas, we donate a large portion of our holiday budget to charitable organizations.

Executive Management

Milestones in the PLANOLITH company history

From its founding to operational success

1960 The company founder, Klaus B. Hein, begins his career in the measurement technology branch
1976 Klaus B. Hein starts PLANOLITH GmbH, renting out rooms at the time in Kleinostheim
1985 PLANOLITH GmbH moves into its own premises in Aschaffenburg, on Zeppelinstr. - the current location
1986 Commissioning of a processing machine developed in-house, all axes made of natural granite
1987 The second CNC machine developed in-house is added one year later
1990 Stefan Hein, son of the company founder, joins PLANOLITH GmbH
1994 Certification in accordance with DIN ISO
1998 PLANOLITH constructs a second warehouse on company land due to a lack of space
1998 Expansion through the purchase of a neighboring warehouse including premises in the same year
2004 PLANOLITH becomes a DKD calibration laboratory
2007 Stefan Hein becomes the second Managing Director
2013 DAkkS calibration laboratory accreditation
2017 Commissioning of a processing machine developed in-house with CNC controlling and all axes composed of natural granite

"Working with granite has always fascinated me, even when I was very young. I wanted to establish my own company using the material. Today, I’m delighted when I see what these beginnings have turned into!"

Klaus B. Hein, Founder and Managing Director

Klaus B. Hein

Founder and Managing Director

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