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.
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.
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