The firm was originally founded in 1878 by Franz-Anton Wolking as a mill construction company in the Bakumer Strasse in Calveslage. Now in its fourth generation of management, the company remains in family ownership to this day, and is firmly rooted in the region. Over the years, it has developed from a small manual construction company for milling equipment to a medium-sized partner serving the animal feed and bulk materials industries.
Today, the company employs about ninety people at its premises in Calveslage and has approx. 7.500m² of administrative and production space. Its main customer base is located throughout Wolking's home region, which comprises the Südoldenburger Münsterland, known far and wide as the centre of the German processing industry for farm animals. It also has customers in the rest of Germany, as well as in the Scandinavian countries of Denmark and Sweden, and supplies projects in Poland, Spain and Bulgaria.
Wolking's activities are primarily concentrated in the areas of planning, manufacturing, delivering and assembling products, ranging from individual components to entire keyturn installations for producers of compound and mineral feeds, premixes and pet foods. The family-owned company places great emphasis on high product quality and innovative and practically oriented processes. It regularly incorporates the latest nutritional and physiological findings in its construction and process planning, in its support of providing healthy and species-appropriate animal feeds. In addition to the animal feed industry, Wolking also has customers operating in the fields of raw material storage, cereal handling, port transhipment, and in the field of bulk goods handling in general, as well as in wood pellet production and the manufacture of edible oils from rapeseed and sunflower seeds.
The international markets of the Baltic states, CIS and Russia are supplied by the subsidiary company, BDW Feedmill Systems GmbH, also based in Calveslage. With approx. 35 employees, the company's activities comprise the sale, planning, handling, logistics and assembly of complex installations for the compound feed and premix industry in these countries.
The company WDW Waagen- und Dosiertechnik GmbH has been Wolking's specialist in-house partner for weighing and dosing systems since 1995. Currently employing six people, its activities comprise the production and maintenance of systems for sample-taking, analysis, dosing, weighing and filling bulk materials for a range of industries.
The engineers and technicians at Wolking employ the latest CAD techniques to configure production and silo systems as well as individual machine units and custom designs. The company also supplies machinery such as screw conveyors, trough chain conveyors, elevators, process machines such as mixers, presses and hammer mills, filter and aspiration equipment, steel structures, various storage silos and vessels, weighing and dosing equipment, and storage and pump units for fluids pursuant to Section 19 of the Water Resources Act (WHG). In recent years, Wolking has, together with a partner, developed a very hygienic, fully dust-sealed, modular smooth-wall silo.
The service technicians at Wolking are always highly motivated and work close to the customer, performing installations of complex machinery and silo systems as well as repair and maintenance work. The 24-hour service gives customers the security they need to be able to restore operation to their production facilities over the whole year in the event of any breakdown. Wolking's well-stocked logistics centre keeps important spare parts available, to ensure it is able to reliably serve customers in need of replacement units or spare wearing parts.
For the future, Wolking intends to remain the reliable partner that it has always been for the animal feed and bulk materials industry and is steering a course towards healthy and continued growth. It is placing its focus on training young people and making support and further training activities available to its employees. Now under the leadership of Heinrich and Michael Wolking, it is well placed to continue into the future in its fourth and fifth generations at the company headquarters, supplying top quality equipment 'made in Calveslage'.