Engineering solutions provided by IFF

IFF Engineering & Consulting GmbH is an engineering company with a wide range of know-how in the field of mechanical engineering.

We are a competent and reliable partner for manufacturers and operators of conveyor machinery and systems as well as special cranes, rail vehicles, special vehicles, construction and special machines.

  • Full service engineering from a single source
  • Knowledge across industries
  • Manufacturer-independent solutions
  • Excellent quality

Full service engineering

With over 50 qualified and experienced employees, we develop integrated engineering solutions from a single source.

We support our customers in all phases of engineering. Our expert team is reinforced by certified or approved experts in various specialist areas.

Knowledge across industries

Whether materials handling technology, rail vehicles and special vehicles, cranes or construction machines, we support manufacturers and operators in solving complex mechanical engineering issues.

Static tests, life tests and prototype tests are carried out in our internal test fields.


As manufacturer-independent experts, we advise and design tailor-made solutions for our customers that are tailored precisely to their requirements. Our customers can rely on our independence to make the best decisions for their project.

Highest quality standards

When solving complex mechanical engineering issues, we always set the highest standards. Our quality management is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001: 2015.

Our history

The three letters "IFF" represent a long tradition: more than 60 years of engineering services made in Leipzig

1956 - Foundation of the Institut für Fördertechnik (IFF, Materials Handling Institute) in Leipzig


1979 - 1990 - Research centre of the Schwermaschinenbaukombinat TAKRAF (Heavy Machinery Combine TAKRAF)

1990 - 1992 - TAKRAF IFF GmbH, Institut für Fördertechnik und Fertigungsprozessgestaltung (Institute for Materials Handling and Production Engineering)

from November 1992 - Privatization and renaming as IFF Engineering & Consulting GmbH after management buy-out/buy-in