Company history of KRIKO

Over 30 successful years, 50 employees and 600 customers

Thanks to the expertise, technological knowledge and performance of our employees, we can now look back on more than 30 successful years of company history since 1990. In their fields of work, our employees have developed into competent interlocutors who provide their clientele with a comprehensive range of services and products.

  • Foundation of the company by Günther Krischke, Peter Vöttiner, Norbert Ruprecht, Achim Frankenhauser, Eugen Reichelt, Karl-Anton Kleiser, Klaus Küpper and Klaus Mayer in Stegen near Freiburg

  • Opening of the branch office in Basel (Switzerland) for a quick and effective support of the customers of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry in Switzerland.

  • We need more space - move to new premises in Merzhausen, south-west of Freiburg.

  • Strategic partnerships with Siemens (as SIMATIC Solution Provider) and VISCOM (as sales partner of the process visualisation software VIScontrol).

  • Achim Frankenhauser succeeds Günther Krischke in the management team as managing partner; introduction of a quality management system according to ISO 9001 and certification by SQS.

  • Expansion of strategic partnerships with ABB (Drives-Alliance) and MRP Automatisierungstechnik GmbH (quality measurement and control systems for the paper and plastics industry).

  • The generation change begins. With Jürgen Krischke, the next generation joins the company as shareholder.

  • Certification according to the standards KTA 1401 and IAEA 50-C-Q for safety-relevant systems in nuclear facilities.

  • 20th anniversary, we have now grown to 35 employees; extension of the strategic partnership with Microsoft (Microsoft Partner Application Development).

  • Eugen Reichelt is appointed managing director. In order to give young employees a long-term perspective in the company, the group of shareholders is expanded by seven employees.

  • Norbert Ruprecht retires from the management after 22 years of successful work. Karl-Anton Kleiser takes over as his successor.

  • We celebrate 25 years of KRIKO with our employees, their families and our customers.

  • Our process information and energy management system KRIS turns 20. KRIS combines automation and information technology. With over 100 systems installed, KRIS is making an important contribution to the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0).

  • As one of the first companies with ISO 9001:2015 certification, our commitment to quality management is confirmed.

  • Peter Vöttiner, co-founder and managing director retires after 26 years. Jürgen Krischke succeeds him as authorised signatory and takes over responsibility for the commercial area.

  • We show what drives us in our KRIKO film and thus start a new era.

  • Achim Frankenhauser hands over his post as managing director to Ralf Steinhart and from now on concentrates on sales activities. This step initiates a seamless transition of responsibility to the younger generation.

  • The Corona pandemic is changing the way we work and interact with each other, but fortunately it is not harming our corporate success. And almost all our customers are also defying the crisis very successfully. In the end, we can even look back on the best fiscal year in the company's history.

  • With Achim Frankenhauser and Eugen Reichelt, two more founding partners retire after 32 years in the company.

  • KRIKO Engineering moves to a new and larger building in Freiburg to give the growing company more space in a modern environment.

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