The GRIMME group from Damme in Lower Saxony was founded in 1861 as a forge by the great-grandfather of the current owner Franz Grimme. Franz Grimme's father developed the first series products for a more rational potato harvest in 1936 and founded the agricultural machinery factory of the same name. In 1966, GRIMME became the market leader with the single-row drawn potato harvester from the Europe standard series. In 1970 Franz Grimme joined the company and became managing director in 1980.
Today GRIMME produces state-of-the-art potato, beet and vegetable technology at its headquarters in Damme and neighboring Rieste as well as in China. In India, potato technology is developed, produced and sold under the "Shaktiman-GRIMME Root Crop Solutions" brand in cooperation with the agricultural machinery manufacturer Shaktiman. In Great Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium, Russia, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, Denmark and Germany (Uelzen), sales and service companies support the GRIMME sales partner and users on site.See more