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