Others promise good work. We promise EFFICIENT PROCESSES.

Providing grinding plants of outstanding quality – that’s what we do every day. Since 1925 Christian Pfeiffer has been making a name for the company as a developer and manufacturer of system components for grinding plants. Today we also plan and construct complete plants for our customers, invariably with convincing flexibility and punctual delivery.

Making grinding processes as efficient as possible is a science in itself – one to which we dedicate our entire expertise and spirit of innovation. Our engineers look closely at our customers' needs relating to grinding and separating processes, then work out solutions that are precisely oriented to the requirements of the respective production situation – no matter whether it is construction of a complete grinding plant, the extension of an existing plant, for example with a separator, or fitting with additional mill equipment.

EFFICIENT PROCESSES? This is what the numbers say!

Christian Pfeiffer plans and constructs grinding plants all around the world. Our staff demonstrate their experience and skills in numerous different projects, which always finish with an exact analysis: How efficiently does the new plant produce? Or how can we work to improve the productivity of an existing plant?


+ 14.5 %

Energy consumption

– 13.8 %

In the Schelklingen cement plant, for example, by modernizing the separator we increased throughput by 14.5%, and reduced the specific energy need for the grinding plant by 13.8%.

Almost a century of experience and expertise

Company founder
Christian Pfeiffer


What began in 1925 as a workshop for producing parts for the cement industry has after nearly a century become a world-renowned expert for grinding plants and their system components. Christian Pfeiffer is today a market leader in grinding technology.

1925: Foundation of Christian Pfeiffer in Beckum

1930: Patent registration for the first Christian Pfeiffer diaphragms

1939: Production and delivery of the first air separator

1948: Development of the first Heyd separators

1949: First export of separator

1960: Development of the first diaphragms for mills with a diameter of 5 meters

1970: Automation of slotted plate production, testing and realization of multistage heat treatment

1975: Second generation mill diaphragms are launched

1987: The first high efficiency separator QDK is developed

1988: Christian Pfeiffer opens its first subsidiary in the USA

1993: More than 5,000 Christian Pfeiffer diaphragms are in operation around the world

1997: Startup of the first Christian Pfeiffer grinding plant in Sri Lanka

2001: Christian Pfeiffer opens its subsidiary in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

2003: Launch of fourth generation diaphragms with new material flow control

2005: First Christian Pfeiffer EPC project for Lafarge Cement in Russia and Ukraine

2008: Christian Pfeiffer opens its mill diaphragm production facility in Changshu, China

2008: Engineering, delivery and construction of the biggest grinding plant in Russia with a milling capacity of 3,500,000 tons per year

2008: Establishment of Dynamic Separator next generation 4.0

2009: Complete cement grinding plant on EPC basis in environmentally sensitive area in Germany

2012: Europe's largest ball mill circuit is delivered by Christian Pfeiffer and taken into production

2015: Christian Pfeiffer celebrates its 90th birthday

Quality management at Christian Pfeiffer

We not only want to continuously improve our plants and components, but also optimize our processes and offer our customers very service-orientated quality management. For this reason we consciously orientate ourselves on national and international standards, with DIN EN ISO 9001 compliance. Read more here.