The family company was founded in 1861 as forge in the town of Damme, L ower Saxo ny, Germany and for more than 70 years the name Grimme has stood for innovative potato harvesting technology. W ithin the space of a few years, the product range has been exp anded from approx. 20 to more than 150 machine types for the potato, beet and vegetable sectors. Today, more than 2,200 employees work for the Grimme group in over 110 countries worldwide. The company is in 4 th generation managed by the owner, Mr. Franz Grimme. With Grimme, Grimme Solutions, K leine, ASA-LIFT, Spudnik, Ricon and Internorm, seven brands make up the G rimme Group. Own sales and service agencies have been founded in the USA, England, France, the Netherlands, China, Russia, Denmark, Poland, Turkey and Belgium.