Tradition and Progress

The combination of decades of experience and high product quality has been inspiring our customers for more than 145 years.


Quality from experience


Specialists in your field


We make things easy


Pilling's mission

Our kettles, crucibles and tubs as well as all other products from the W. Pilling Kesselfabrik incorporate more than 145 years of experience in metal processing. This is the valuable bedrock on which we develop, design and produce your product according to the highest quality requirements.

But we are also prepared to face new challenges and remain flexible for the needs of such branches as hot-dip galvanizing, die-casting, wire and steel strip operations and heat treatment plants.

Pilling`s History -
Metalworking since 1873

Since our beginnings in 1873 we have been producing furnace inserts and other weldments for the metalworking industry. At first, it was among others waterwheels and annealing pots, which the founders Ludwig Lüling and Wilhelm Pilling supplied to the fast-growing wire industry in Altena. Today, at our plants in Altena and Riepe, we manufacture cauldrons, crucibles, tubs, muffles, annealing hoods and other products for various sectors, such as hot-dip galvanizing, die-casting, wire and strip steel operations as well as for metal fusion and heat treatment plants.

Over the years, we have become market leaders with many of our products and supply customers in over 100 countries primarily with individual solutions "Made in Germany". Our subsidiary Wilhelm Dietermann GmbH expands this offer by extremely robust liquid metal pumps, which convince with delivery rates of up to eight tons per minute. Another product area of our group of companies is steel and container construction, which is offered by our subsidiary RSB (Ruhrtaler Stahl- und Behälterbau GmbH & Co.  KG) in Dortmund.

  • We are Pilling – Experience and responsibility for the needs of our customers and staff characterize our company. Just how much, you can see here.
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