• Maschinenfabrik Alfing Kessler GmbH
  • in Wasseralfingen (Baden-Württemberg) Headquarter
  • Forge, mechanical production, mechanical engineering
  • 1.100 employees


  • Maschinenfabrik Alfing Kessler Shanghai Co., Ltd.
  • In Shanghai and Taicang, 100% subsidiary
  • Service and sales
  • 8 employees


  • Guilin Fuda Alfing Large Crankshaft Co., Ltd.
  • In Guilin, Joint Venture with Guilin Fuda Co., Ltd.
  • Mechanical production
  • 150 employees


MAFA Alfing Kessler Facility Wasseralfingen Aalen Germany

Maschinenfabrik ALFING Kessler GmbH

On 25 April 1911, Karl Kessler founded together with Franz Dopfer jun. the company Maschinenfabrik Alfing in Wasseralfingen. The name Maschinenfabrik distanced itself from the classic craft business, since the products were already being manufactured with modern machines.

As a medium-sized family company with around 1,300 employees, the ALFING Kessler Maschinenfabrik is now globally oriented and offers the highest level of competence in forging, heat treatment, machining and assembly of precision components. On a production area of more than 120,000 m² at the main location in Aalen-Wasseralfingen, we manufacture crankshafts and precision components up to a length of 8 m with the most modern production facilities and excellent technological knowledge. In the hardening machine construction division, induction hardening machines and heating systems are developed, built and used worldwide.

With our subsidiaries and the joint venture in China, we also supply the Asian markets.

mafa alfing joint venture china shanghai

MAFA Shanghai Co. Ltd.

After 102 years of company history of the parent company Maschinenfabrik ALFING Kessler GmbH, with the official opening of Maschinenfabrik ALFING Kessler Shanghai Co., Ltd, another important milestone was reached in April 2013. Our business with large crankshafts and induction hardening systems began directly in China at the end of the 1990s. Since 2005, we have been represented at Marintec Shanghai, the world's largest shipbuilding trade fair. 

In order to be able to cope with the increasing business volume and the new projects, the frequency of visits to our Chinese business partners has been increased significantly. As a logical consequence, we opened a local sales office in China in order to take into account the continuously increasing market needs and market conditions. We currently supply crankshafts and hardening machines to over 20 engine manufacturers located in China.

alfing mafa joint venture guilin fuda

Joint Venture Guilin Fuda Alfing Large Crankshaft Co., Ltd.

In 2018, the joint venture Guilin Fuda Alfing Large Crankshaft Co., Ltd. was founded with the Chinese company Guilin Fuda Co., Ltd.. The partner Guilin Fuda Co.,Ltd. has been producing crankshafts, gears and clutches for a wide range of engine applications since 1996.

With our joint venture ALFU in China, we produce crankshafts for local engine manufacturers.

The large production areas, the latest technologies and the highly qualified employees are the prerequisites for continuing to be an attractive supplier for all engine manufacturers in China.

Data and facts about our joint venture


Owner: 50% Guilin Fuda Co., Ltd., 50% Maschinenfabrik Alfing Kessler GmbH

Location: Production in Guilin, sales in Shanghai/Guilin

Establishment: May 2018

Manufacturing capacity: around 4,000 crankshafts/year

Length range: 1.6 - 4 m (8 m)

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Our contact person for the facilities in China.
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