About Durwen Forklift Attachments

Durwen has its manufacturing base in Plaidt western Germany and has been producing forklift truck attachments since 1970.

The company was founded in 1947 by N. Durwen to provide bespoke engineering services to local companies connected to the building materials industry and two generations on it continues to be a family run business with Klaus Durwen recently taking over control from his father Heinz.

In the 1980’s the company introduced a broader range of standard hydraulic equipment for the wider German market and the intervening years saw a steady increase in volume which lead Durwen to start exporting this range in 1995.


Durwen’s latest release is the new patented range of ‘T’ profile fork clamps. This new range of innovative, versatile and durable attachments has enhanced the existing product range making Durwen one of the leading hydraulic attachment suppliers to the world market. Durwen products can now be seen in increasing numbers across Europe and as far away as North America, South America, Africa and Asia.

The company prides itself on the high standard of quality it achieves in both production and service and strives for continuous improvement through its reliable quality control process.

Durwen products comply with all relevant aspects of the EC machinery Directive and EN standards. The company is certified according to the quality management system ISO 9001 and holds certification for the welding standard DIN 18800-7, class E.

Why Choose Us

The company was founded in 1947 by Nikolaus Durwen in Plaidt. His son Heinz Durwen led the company in its second generation and developed the first attachments for forklifts in the ‘70s and led the company to regional expansion.

Quality Control

Reliable quality control system and continuous development

Unmatched Expertise

Expertise and experience for more than 70 years

Precise Result

maximum utilisation with a minimum of maintenance cost

Qualified Team

The company relies on well-trained and highly skilled workforce