VETTER Industrie GmbH VETTER Industrie GmbH


... and VETTER provides the tool: THE FORK*****!

Our daily motivation and passion is the development of advanced solutions to improve your safety, precision and efficiency. Working together with you, we are constantly working on new solutions that make VETTER forks even better and perfect for the application.

As the leading manufacturer in Europe, we have the ability to manufacture forks individually with regard to form, design and quantity to ensure that you remain flexible and are always one crucial step ahead of the competition. The VETTER solutions meet the highest demands on manufacturing quality, reliability and longevity. Always with an eye towards safety during everyday operations.

Stability and safety – over decades. As a family business, we are proud of our independence and autonomy. This gives you the certainty that decisions can be made quickly and directly without being subject to external influences.

Making the best even better is the driving force behind our work. Our declared aim is to contribute our experience, expertise and ideas to new developments that raise your work to the next level. Constant investments, the use of innovative manufacturing processes, uncompromising quality, a sound corporate policy and motivated staff are an absolute necessity for VETTER. These allow us to provide you with the long-term performance that you rightfully expect from us.

QualityProduction "made in Germany": 100% VETTER

Does it really contain what it says? At VETTER it does!

VETTER manufactures exclusively in Germany. Due to the high degree of vertical integration, you can rest assured that consistently high quality standards are met throughout the value-added chain. VETTER possesses expertise as a manufacturer from which you benefit and which guarantees the flexibility that you require in rapidly changing markets.

Due to a high level of technical expertise and state-of-the-art equipment in the R&D department, our engineers are often already involved with bespoke solutions during the new development of industrial trucks and heavy equipment. Leading OEMs in the industrial truck, construction and agricultural machinery sectors have certified VETTER as a preferred supplier. State-of-the-art production systems, a continuous improvement process and a competent, experienced team guarantee consistently high product quality that you can experience with every quality fork from VETTER.

A glance at the world´s most modern fork production plant


Top reproducibility through closed-die forging


After the bending process...


... the fork is ready for downstream processing

The computer-controlled hardening plant guarantees exact temperature and time control


The high welding quality requirements for manual and robot welding are certified in accordance with ISO 3834-2


Tailored to your needs:

A large machine park for machining processes

... and highly qualified personnel


Primary material checked in the materials laboratory


The QualityManagement department monitors not only the dimensional accuracy: All processes are certified in accordance with ISO 9001 / ISO 14001

All QualityForks by VETTER are maltreated on test benches as known from a big Swedish furniture store

A wide range of forks is available from stock for you at all times


VETTER international

The future always has a past: Milestones in the history of VETTER Industrie GmbH


The founder

Main products




VETTER today


Foundation of Arnold VETTER KG

The founder

Arnold Vetter (1866–1933)


Main products

Equipment for the mining industry



The workforce: proud of their performance even back then



Start of fork production



Completion of the first construction phase at the new site in Burbach, in Germany



New production plant for BIGForks – one of the most modern plants in the world


VETTER today

The fork manufacturing plant in Burbach