NIPPON KORNMEYER CARBON GROUP (NKCG)


Windhagen, Germany

Since 1968, the Kornmeyer family has been supplying and innovating the carbon-based materials market. Today, Nippon Kornmeyer Carbon Group (NKCG) is a company jointly operated by the shareholders of Kornmeyer Carbon-Group (Germany) and Nippon Carbon Co. Ltd. (Japan), a Tokyo stock exchange listed carbon manufacturer.

NKCG specializes in design, simulation, manufacturing, coating, purification and technical support of carbon- and ceramic-based materials for companies in Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Key industries served cover the segments: industrial, metals, heat treatment, automotive, solar (photovoltaic), semiconductor and aerospace.

NKCG produces components made of graphite, CFC and carbon-based insulating materials in any shape, size and complexity. We manufacture single-parts, assemblies, large projects or serial production. In addition to the machining, all components can be purified and coated (e.g. SiC and PyC).

Production steps are implemented and monitored to the highest standards of the respective industry sectors.

NKCG is proactively researching and exploring new applications of exisiting processes and promoting new technologies. The access to the R&D center of Nippon Carbon Group in Japan supports our local engineering team to act fully integrated in the application and product improvement process.

Locations

Im Nassen 3
53578 Windhagen
Germany
Phone: +49 2645 95250
E-Mail: info@nk-carbon.com


Bureau de Liaison Strasbourg:
3, Quai Kléber
67000 Strasbourg
France

NK Carbon USMCA, LLC

30628 Detroit Road, Ste #219
Westlake, OH 44145 USA
usmca@carbongroup.de


OUR COMPANY HISTORY


1968

Company Founding

Foundation of KOGO mechanics by Winfried Kornmeyer, with first workshop operating several CNC machines.

Developing and Manufacturing

Jointly developed graphite heated vacuum furnace, the first of its kind, with Schmetz GmbH, one of the leading manufacturer of vacuum furnaces at the time.

1969
1973

Starting Mass Production

Start of manufacturing of standardized heating chambers with hard felt and CFC linings.

Automotive Production

First designer and manufacturer of carbon-composite-based direct-heated charging rack for the vacuum brazing of heat exchangers in an automotive production line.

1982
1983

Solar Production

Production of standardized parts for manufacturing equipment of solar silicon and solar cells.

Opening of new factory
in Windhagen, Germany

Construction of the present location in Windhagen,
including in-house purification facilities.

1995
2009

Business expansion for next generation

Foundation of Kornmeyer Carbon Group as the basis for future development, with Winfried Kornmeyer handing reins to Torsten Kornmeyer.

Manufacturing Expansion

New construction of machining center and warehouse.

2011
2012

New Purification & Coating Center

Start of new purification and coating center in Windhagen (CVI & CVD processes).

Company Renaming

Foundation of Joint Venture between Nippon Carbon Co., Ltd. in Japan and Kornmeyer Carbon-Group in Germany,
establishing Nippon Kornmeyer Carbon Group GmbH (NKCG).

2016
2019

USMCA Expansion

Opened NKCG office and warehouse in Cleveland, Ohio USA.

Market Expansion

Opened NKCG offices in Bordeaux region, France
to serve greater EU market.

2020

USMCA Expansion

Opened NKCG office and warehouse in Cleveland, Ohio USA.

2020
TODAY