About Salmet

Apart from being a manufacturer of poultry equipment, SALMET GmbH & Co. KG is also one of the larger egg producers in Germany, so we know what it means to design and produce poultry equipment. We use what we produce!

Our philosophy

SALMET has been developing, manufacturing and distributing high quality poultry equipment since 1962. SALMET offers high standards, innovative ideas and fine-tuned technological solutions from its German facilities.

All systems are constantly being tested on SALMET farms. You can count on our long-term experience in the development and installation of superior poultry equipment. All of our knowledge – from consulting to the supply chain to the efficient installation – is tailored for your success.

High customer satisfaction – at cutting edge – is what we aim at!


SALMET GmbH & Co. KG was established in Frankfurt a.M. Germany August 6th 1962. Founder members: Salopian Metals Ltd., Shrewsbury, England Philipp Zimmerer, merchant, Frankfurt a. Main Horst Lackner, technical engineer, Ittlingen
  • 1962

    1962 Horst Lackner starts business in his garage, producing the first components

  • 1963

    Start of construction of the first production facility

  • 1964

    Move into the new production facility with offices and meeting rooms with ten employees. In the following months, the number of employees steadily increases.

  • 1965

    Construction of the second production and assembly facility

  • 1967/ 1968

    Construction of the galvanizing plant integrated into the existing facility

  • 1969

    Construction of the third facility for housing of the spot-welding shop

  • 1979

    Construction of the sheet metal production area with interim storage facility and access to warehouse

  • 1993

    The fall of the Berlin Wall made the acquisition of a new location in Berge (Germany) possible

  • 2008

    Construction of several production and storage facilities, as well as an office complex. Employees now numbering 200. Extension of factory ground to more than 2 hectares.

  • 2016

    Opening of sales office in Panama

  • 2017/2018

    Expansion of the factory in Ittlingen with new machinery

  • 2019

    Introduction of iCenter augmentend reality customer experience

SALMET Headquarters

The headquarter of SALMET is located in Dietzenbach only 20 km (12 miles) away from Frankfurt . The facility houses the management and all operation units such as the sales units, purchasing department, marketing  and exhibition coordination, as well as the central accounting.

SALMET manufactures in 2 production sites located in Germany (Ittlingen and Berge) for the highest quality equipment in the poultry industry. Our products are distributed all over the world. An international-wide service network with more than 200 employees, guarantees superior quality and the flexibility to adapt the product to the particular needs of the markets from initial planning to the final assembly.

Professional customer care is one of our main objectives!


All employment opportunities

Software and Data Science Engineers

11 May 2021

Salmet is an innovative company with its own innovation team located in Europe, South America and Asia. As part of the expansion plans of the innovation team at Salmet, we are looking for new employees for the following positions:

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Regional Business Manager Europe (RBM)

21 January 2021

Salmet is looking for candidates for the position “Regional Business Manager Europe” because of the further expansion of our sales organisation.

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