The weigh ahead

Published 20 March 2019

ICR speaks with Francesco Ferrandico, CEO of FLSmidth Pfister, about the company’s achievements to date, the latest product development and the way ahead in weighfeeder technology.

Francesco Ferrandico, CEO of FLSmidth Pfister, at the company’s headquarters in Augsburg, Germany

ICR: What can you tell us about Ludwig Pfister who founded the original company – Ludwig Pfister Weighing Co in 1894?
Francesco Ferrandico (FF): Ludwig Pfister was a blacksmith, who lived in the southern German town of Augsburg. In 1894 he founded Ludwig Pfister Wag-Fabrik (Ludwig Pfister Weighing Co).

The company’s first products were scales that were employed in a number of different industrial and agricultural applications. Weighing technologies have always been, and continue to be, the keystone of our business. Gradually Ludwig Pfister Weighing Co became a reference for the local community. Even today there are visible signs of Pfister’s legacy in downtown Augsburg although our offices and workshops have been located in the same compound on the outskirts of the town for some time.

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