Experts in Clinker Production   

Our success story started with the manufacture of clinker coolers for the cement industry.
Today we are increasing our expertise to supply optimal solutions for entire kiln lines.

The history of IKN

2012
IKN celebrates 30 years of history in clinker cooling.
IKN commissions Turkey's most efficient new pyro line at Sanko's Bartin plant.
2011
IKN develops the new Coanda Wing® and a wear and heat resistant Double G Damper for tertiary air control.
2010
IKN implements 3D engineering design and forms the IKN Pyro department to manage kiln line projects development.
2009
IKN again strengthens its position by supplying the world’s largest clinker coolers for Conch Cement - each of the three Pendulum Coolers® is designed to handle 13,000 t/d of clinker production.
IKN records over 500 installations of KIDS® and IKN Pendulum Coolers® in 36 countries.
2008
Start up of the new pyro line 3 at Sepahan with a capacity of 3,300 t/d. IKN and PSP designed, supplied and supervised the erection and commissioning of the complete line.
Installation of the largest European clinker cooler in Turkey with a capacity of 9,000 t/d.
2003

LPS®
IKN develops the Linear Pendulum Suspension (LPS®) for more precision and simplified installation inside the cooler housing.
Karl von Wedel transfers the management to Justus von Wedel and Klaas Windmöller.
2002
Acquisition of PSP Engineering a. s. in Prerov, Czech Republic. IKN combines its clinker cooler specialisation with the pyro activities of the traditional kiln supplier.
2001
IKN opens a new technical centre for training and testing as well as for assembly and quality control of critical components.
1998
IKN commissions its largest IKN Pendulum Cooler® so far with a capacity of 9,100 t/d in South Korea.
1989

Roberta Plant Site
IKN revolutionises the industry by installing the first IKN Pendulum Cooler® with pendulum suspension.
1983
IKN develops the Clinker Inlet Distribution System (KIDS®). Dyckerhoff AG, a well-known German cement producer, is convinced of its advantages and adopts the concept.
1982
Founding of IKN GmbH Ingenieurbüro-Kühlerbau-Neustadt by Dipl.-Ing. Karl von Wedel.