History

Kraft & Bauer is a specialist in the field of fire protection. As a medium-sized company, we are particularly at home with machine and plant engineering. Over 70 employees are available to supply our customers with our innovations and our technological expertise

 

1969 – Founding of the Karl Kraft VULKAN dealership at Eschenweg 8 in 71093 Weil im Schönbuch to sell and maintain handheld fire extinguishers

1978 - Development of a small mechanical extinguishing system from Karl Kraft for small eroding machines. Sales under the brand of Ardex.

1989 - Klaus Bauer comes on board. Further development of the small extinguishing systems to include electrical controllers.

1990 - Company transformation into Kraft & Bauer Brandschutzsysteme GmbH, Eschenweg 8 in 71093 Weil im Schönbuch

1991 - Company transformation into Kraft & Bauer Brandschutzsysteme GmbH, Eschenweg 8 in 71093 Weil im Schönbuch

1992 - Construction of a workshop in the "Lachental" industrial area. Further development of the small extinguishing systems to include microprocessor-controlled centres

1993 – Occupation of the new workshop and simultaneous planning of an administration building extension

1994/95 – Construction and occupation of the new administration building at Lachentalstr. 7

1997/98 – Construction and occupation of a production hall and warehouse at Lachentalstr. 9

2000 - 10th anniversary of the company. Extension of the offices at Lachentalstr. 9

2001 - Occupation of the new offices at Lachentalstr. 9

2002 - Certification to DIN EN ISO 9001

2003 - Acquisition of a business site and start of construction in Holzgerlingen

2004 - Gründung der Kraft & Bauer Schweiz GmbH in CH-3362 Niederönz.

2004 - Occupation of the new company building in Holzgerlingen

2007 – Development and patenting of the Oil-Ex-Box

2008 – Certification of extinguishing efficacy by DMT/TÜV

2008 - Occupation of the new company building in Bannwil, Switzerland

2010 – Certification of Oil-Ex-Box efficacy by DMT

2013 – Construction and occupation of the company building in Wehingen in the Tuttlingen district

2014 – Market launch of the FB 708 extinguishing system controller in line with Machinery Directive

2015 – Opening of a Kraft & Bauer service centre in Italy

2016 - Acquisition of a business site in Schöngeising to facilitate further expansion