In the second of our new series on how the world’s biggest machinery makers began life in very modest surroundings, we look back at Grimme. When Franz Grimme started the business in Damme, Germany, in 1861, he was the local blacksmith making simple tools and doing repair work. The business expanded after his son, also called Franz, took over in 1899 and built up the machinery activities for local farms. The emphasis on machinery continued when the next generation – […]