Advice, planning and manufacture down to the smallest detail Tailor-made, reliable and convincing

The basis for tailor-made briquetting solutions for wood, metal, aluminium or biomass is an individual analysis of your requirements. In the process, we examine the chips or the raw material in question and the prevailing production environment. Naturally, we will also advise you in all matters associated with finding the best sales markets for your briquettes. Upon request, you can also rent briquette presses which will allow you to conduct tests at length under real conditions.

Our many years of experience in the field of briquetting and the high proportion of production steps carried out in-house mean that we can develop the best possible system design for your needs.

We design a system to suit your requirements!

From our range of high-performance hydraulic presses and various different peripheral devices, we will configure the right briquetting machine for your specific production environment using state-of-the-art CAD systems.

More expertise due to the high proportion of production steps carried out in-house

All of the production steps for the manufacture of your briquetting machines are carried out on our premises in Zaiertshofen (Bavaria). Due to the high proportion of production steps carried out in-house, the quality of our briquette presses is guaranteed down to the smallest detail. Since we provide everything from under one roof, we can react to customer requests especially fast and with a high degree of flexibility, and we can guarantee a consistently high standard of quality.

Our most important production facilities include:

  • Hardening shop
  • 4-axis milling machine
  • CNC lathe
  • Wire eroding machine
  • Painting line
  • Laser cutting machine
  • Welding robots
  • Surface grinding machine
  • Press brakes
  • Band saws
  • Palletising robots


Our internal construction and parts production departments can provide all of the parts made in-house for all of the RUF briquette presses produced to date – even for machines that have been in use for more than 25 years! 

To ensure perfect commissioning, your briquette press will not leave our factory premises until a 20-hour trial run has been successfully completed.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find the right briquetting machine?

We have many years of experience in briquetting which means that our experts are well-qualified to provide you with professional advice in choosing the right briquette press. We work with you to identify your individual requirements on the basis of the material in question and the production conditions. This then allows us to offer you custom-made briquetting machines or even complete briquetting solutions.

How long does it take for the purchase of a briquetting press to pay for itself?

Amortisation periods can be less than three years, in certain cases even less than 1 year. However, the amortisation period depends on the material to be made into briquettes and the quantity. Thanks to the reduction in volume, costs for transport, storage and handling are cut. The amortisation period can be further reduced through the sale of the briquettes and the recovery of coolants.  

What is the smallest amount of chips that makes briquetting worthwhile?

Briquetting can be worthwhile even with very small quantities of chips. Briquette presses with a lower throughput should be considered here. Depending on the material, our systems can make economic sense in these cases too. Our specialists will be happy to advise you!