HISTORY

Tradition meets innovation

1911 – The foundation of today’s KRACHT GmbH. Over 100 years in which our engineers have driven innovation and shaped technological revolutions.

Concentrated, cross-generational expertise, passion for motion and identification with the company are what makes us successful. When you work with us, you have a partner at your side who has over one hundred years of experience and whose knowledge is reflected in numerous developments. Customers from all over the world rely on KRACHT’s customer-oriented solutions for complex tasks in fluid technology.

1911

Entry in the commercial register under the name “Hillebrand & Kracht OHG“

1971

Construction of the current company buildings on a site covering more than 50,000 square metres

1992

Acquisition of a gearbox manufacturer in Hungary, today’s KRACHT Hidraulik KFT.

1995

First certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001, KRACHT Hidraulik KFT,
Budapest according to DIN EN ISO 9002 by Lloyd`s Register Quality Company

1999

Mr. Peter Zahn becomes 100% owner of KRACHT GmbH

2000

First certification according to DIN EN ISO 14001

2002

Mr. Heiko Zahn is appointed to the Management

2003

Certification according to the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU

2009

The KRACHT CORP. is founded in New York, USA. Moved to Ohio in 2016.

2009

Foundation of the KRACHT Representative Office in Shanghai, China.

2011

Opening of the in-house health centre.

October 2011

KRACHT has been in business for 100 years.

2015

KRACHT becomes AEOF certified and is an authorised economic operator.

2017

Commissioning of the logistics centre.

2020

Foundation of KRACHT Fluid Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.