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Welcome to Emil Kaltenbach //
Precision hinges and connectivity solutions

Connect & Move

Already since 1854 we solve product-connectivity-problems of our customers from industry and small businesses. As designer and producer we provide a customized and a standardized product line of industrial hinge solutions.

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Our Products

To solve connectivity situations you can chose between standard hinges, individual/custom solutions, the SEPTOMAX multi joint series or our additional productrange to select a suitable connection solution. Our assortment is constructed and tested on basis of modern CAD and simulations software.


Our Competences

Automotive industry / Cabin construction / Mechanical engineering / Plant engineering / Buses / Commercial vehicles / Agricultural machines / Construction machines / Crane systems / Energy technology / Environmental industries / Health technology / Medical technology / Special purpose vehicle construction / Superstructures / Railway industry / Rail vehicles / Door / Gate constructions / Internal mounted hinges / invisible hinges / Multi-link solutions



» Combined strengths: Kaltenbach and Ganter start global cross-selling cooperation

» AVAILABLE: Our SEPTOMAX types VIII and IX as compact construction especially for miter joints [more at]

» Aluminium profile hinges with individual datasheets available [Products...]

» First Aluminium-SEPTOMAX / Especially for door application [read more...]

» BAUMA 2016 / EK introduces new products [read more...]

» New SEPTOMAX-Standard Typ VI now available [read more...]

» ASOMv7 Software / EK integrates simulation tool for hinge kinematics [read more...]


Corona is currently putting the world to the test – the challenges for companies are significant. We too are not immune to them but are doing everything to keep providing you with the best possible service in this special situation through creative and flexible solutions.

In close coordination with our suppliers, we are currently able to reliably secure the product supply for all customers. The current material situation is controllable and production is running constantly.

Even in times of home office we are available to our customers without restrictions. Please feel free to ask your contact persons at any time about all topics mentioned above and delivery options. Especially now we are trying to offer tailer-made solutions meeting all your requirements.

Finally, we would like to express confidence to all our customers and partners. Prudence, common sense, and a positive look ahead, in our opinion, are the means of choice to meet the current challenges appropriately. Be assured of our support and stay healthy.

With optimistic greetings

Dr. Chris Windhövel
Managing Director


In addition to our existing customer service, we offer international customers the alternative of an on-site support for our product range, which we provide in cooperation with the standard parts specialist Otto Ganter GmbH & Co. KG. on request.

Customer-centric by tradition

As our customer, you will particularly benefit from our extended global service and faster availability of our kinematic products. Take a close look at our product pages. If you have any questions about individual products or system solutions, please get in touch.

Learn more about the Ganter range at


Our product range is now also supported globally and, if needed, at local level. Benefit from this new complementary alternative.

Expert, tailored advice
Our technical sales department will be happy to advise you on product enquiries and individual services at any time. If you still need a local contact person, please contact our sales and export team directly.

Our Portfolio // Hinge Solutions, Kinematics Solutions & Engineering

Standard Hinges //

Choose from our comprehensive assortment of standard products, from profile or rolled hinges to die-cast zinc to tape rolls.

Special Hinges //

Core competence is the design and manufacture of specialized hinge solutions according to customer-specific requirements on CAD and ASOMv7 basis; of course, in certified quality.

Multiple-joint hinges //

The SEPTOMAX® concept as an innovative multi-link solution with up to 180/270 degree opening angle and complete internal mounting. Designed for all applications.

Design / product solutions //

A further component of our range are specific solutions for design-related applications with high visual and technical requirements for function and appearance.

Components & Kinematics //

Under subassemblies & kinematics, we construct hinges as an integral / functional part of a higher-level application or for completely independent movements (extensions / lifting systems).

Complementary assortments //

Our range is expanded by selected hinge-related products such as: Fasteners, handle systems, door locks or fittings, as well as specific hinge attachments.

Internal Hinge Solutions - Invisible and highly flexible

There is an obvious trend in the field of connectivity solutions: In almost every industry the need for clean design, clear surfaces and freedom in construction is constantly growing. For different reasons:

  • A clean design is "trend" in almost any industrial market; even if it´s not architecture.
  • Flaps, doors and hatches become rounder, more curved and over all more asymmetric
  • Designer require more degrees of freedom in creating new and modern product surfaces
  • Usual external hinges go along with clearence between the door/hatch and the body
  • More over external hinges always cause problems with corrosion and (intentional) damage
  • ERGO: Under these circumstances external hinges hit their own limits

For these reasons we at Emil Kaltenbach offer a wide range of "Internal hinges" that directly refer to the above mentioned issues:

SEPTOMAX - Multi-Link-Hinges, fully internal mounted, with max. opening angle of 270 degrees (more...)

Profile hinges with individual specifications for heavy applications (more...)

Rolled hinges as filigree solution for almost any kind of connecting usage (more...)

Invisible hinges made as rolled version or as weld-on solution (more...)

(Asortment can be individually customized)

Media Center //

For detailed kinematic and functional impressions, we are currently assembling comprehensive image and video material to our customers and prospective customers.
See first sample animations

Download Center //

In our brochures / catalog you will find detailed information about our wide range of hinges and accessories with dimensions and technical data and details.

International //

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Our Business Model - Hinges as System Solution

As specialist in hinge-design and -production we strictly follow a comprehensive approach:

  • Complete hinge assortment with over 5000 different product variants
  • Profund contact for demand-actuated hinges solutions
  • Design and production across industrial sector, small businesses and final customer

Our focus:

For any industry / For any Application

Our asortment serves almost every market and application: Doors, hatches or flaps. From industrial series to final customers. Our solutions are based on steel, stainless-steel, aluminium, zinc die-cast or sythetic material (more Information...)

Based on Modern Technology

Our technical background: CAD design, Kinematic simulation (ASOMv7), CNC and mechanical production, Product endurance test, Inhouse tooling and sampling (rapid prototyping). (more Information...)

Flexible Quantities - In Europe and beyond

Demand-adjusted asortment: We deliver in small. medium and industrial quantities; for national and international customers since decades. Besides we offer "landing pages" as specific introduction for our international interested parties.(more Information...)