platzmann federn

About us

We not only produce and sell springs, we also know how to do it… for nearly 100 years.
platzmann federn gmbh & co. kg with its headquarters in Hagen, Westphalia, is considered one of the industry leaders in the field of spring technology.
The company is specialized in the production of compression, tension, torsion and flat springs as well as bent wire parts with a wire thickness of 0.08-62 mm made of spring steel wire, stainless alloys and up to 800 degree heat resistant wires.
Our products are primarily used in the automotive and agricultural machinery industry as well as in mechanical engineering and medical technology.


platzmann federn sees itself as a versatile partner in construction and production. All our products are manufactured individually and according to customer-specific requirements.

In order to ensure continuous growth, we operate dynamically and with a high level of innovation. In times of technological change, digitalization and Industry 4.0 it is vital to keep an eye on tomorrow. To see and seize opportunities. But at the same time to remember where we came from. In doing so, we are striving for future-oriented developments without losing sight of our traditional values as an owner-managed company.
Shaping the future yet being aware of the past.

Responsibility is of paramount importance to our company. We feel committed to the society and want to live up to our corporate responsibility. In this respect, we build upon long-term, sustainable and trustworthy partnerships on eye-level – both with our employees as well as towards all our customers, suppliers and other partners.

Historical background

In 1922 platzmann federn was founded by Rudolf Platzmann – the grandfather of today’s CEO Frank Altemeyer, who is managing the organization for more than 20 years. In the past, hydraulic energy and transmission drive used to be up-to-date, nowadays high-performance servo motors and CNC technology prevail. At that time, adjustments were made with hammer and anvil, which today are already simulated and optimized at planning stage. With expertise, innovation power and one of the most modern machinery in Europe platzmann federn has become an industry-leader over the past years.

Technological know-how

The professional, young and dynamic team at platzmann federn receives excellent support by our well-equipped machine park. All machines are CNC controlled and fitted with camera systems. This allows us to respond specifically to customer requirements and to provide an optimum of reliability. For this, platzmann federn banks on machines of the global technology leader WAFIOS. The renowned manufacturer of spring machinery stands for high-quality tools and products with almost 100% machine availability. All series such as FSE, FUL, ZO, FMU and FTU, as well as finishing treatment FES are on-hand in high number.
Technical consultation, generation of calculations and drawings as well as the development and production of individual series samples are of course part of our service spectrum.
Despite all technological progress, our employees are irreplaceable in competence, motivation and responsibility. The combination of both elements characterizes each of our products in quality, precision and punctuality.


Compression springs

0.08 – 62 mm wire thickness

The DNA. The origin of everything. Prerequisite for the functioning of being. Perfection in form and function. Complexity and individuality: The component of life as a symbol for different requirements.

Tension springs

0.08 – 62 mm wire thickness

Individuality. There is nothing like everything. To stand out from the crowd. The expression of independence. Reacting flexibly, innovatively and sensitively to challenges with mental resilience.
Optimization as a maxim for customer satisfaction.

Torsion springs

0.08 – 62 mm wire thickness

Creating positive connections. From A to B. With highest benefits in the smallest space. The interplay of individual elements forming a big picture. Ensuring reliability and functionality.

Wire bending parts

0.08 – 62 mm wire thickness

The path of power.
Adaptability to given conditions. The strategic allocation of energy will optimize the path to the goal. Creating effectiveness by orientation to the given task.

Flat springs

0.10 – 15 mm thickness
1.00 – 300 mm width

Elastischer Halt. Den optimalen Weg finden. Widerstandsfähig. Mit geringstem Aufwand Zuverlässigkeit und Langlebigkeit sicherstellen. Dauerhaft robuste Lösungen garantieren auf unkompliziertem Weg.



Versatility. The behavior as a holistic entity. Interaction of all components. We will gladly complement your modules with our products and deliver them according to your wishes.


We process all spring steel wires according to DIN EN 10270-1/ -2/ -3, stainless alloys and heat-resistant wires up to 800°C.


We can supply galvanized, lacquered or plastic-coated springs and bent wire parts, as well as all surfaces known from the automotive supplier industry such as Deltatone and Deltaseal.


Our quality standards

Laser Technology

100% sorting systems

Computer-aided quality
assurance (CAQ)


The preservation of resources regarding the material used as well as the energy consumed is as much a matter of the heart as the creation and production of a sustainable product. For this reason, platzmann federn is a part and an active partner in numerous ecological projects since 2007. This allows us to create synergy effects between the company and the environment, and to jointly implement them for a sustainable future.



Versatile partner in construction and production of the entire product range


Most modern machinery enables manufacturing independent of the number of pieces, at any time and with identical quality parameters


Decades of experience, long-term partnerships and highest standards create confidence


Owner-managed family business – shaping the future yet being aware of the past

Number of products

Parts produced per year

a success story

Largest annual quantity per item


For nearly 100 years, platzmann federn is known as an attractive, diversified and performance-oriented employer. Constant growth in an environment characterized by mutual respect, recognition and reliability guarantee our employees a secure job with various opportunities for advancement and chances for professional and personal development.

No matter whether you are interested in an apprenticeship, a job as a skilled worker, a graduate, a professional or would like to send us an unsolicited application –

we are looking forward to meeting you!

Corporate Social Responsibility & Sponsoring

platzmann federn has been involved in the  Neven Subotic Stiftung, for many years now, which is dedicated to the realization of school and water well construction projects in West Africa, and thereby creates essential preconditions for health, education and a self-determined future.

Our company is also active from a sports-minded point of view. To strengthen the local as well as the transregional economy platzmann federn supports in various ways by sponsorship, among others: