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Our story

From the beginnings until today

Our company history reflects the history of industrial plant construction. From the beginnings in the 1960s to the present day, we have been setting standards in the industry. We owe it to our employees that we have been able to continuously drive forward developments and stay one step ahead. Their commitment and reliability are also our engine for a successful future. 

About Kremsmueller

History

Foundation
1961
Founding of the company by Karl and Monika Kremsmueller in Wels (Upper Austria).
Foundation
Subsidiaries
1966-70
First subsidiaries were founded abroad. Ruggell (Liechtenstein) and Munich (Germany) are the first members of the company group.
Subsidiaries
Company headquarters
1969
Relocation of the company headquarters from Wels to Steinhaus, situated close by, where the head office of the company is even today.
Company headquarters
Production workshop
1972
Opening of the production workshop in Steinhaus.
Production workshop
Vienna
1980
Opening of a new branch with production workshop in Vienna.
Vienna
Leipzig
1991
A subsidiary is established in Leipzig.
Leipzig
I&C
1992
The business division "Instrumentation and Control Technology" is born. A new era as a "complete provider" for the industry starts.
I&C
ISO 9001
1994
Certification according to ISO 9001 is successfully completed. Founding of the company "IMAG Industriemontage".
ISO 9001
SCC certificate
1997
The Munich company shifts to new company premises with ultra-modern production workshop in Sigmarszell (Germany). The SCC certificate is awarded for the high standard of safety at work in the company group.
SCC certificate
New bases
1998 - 2004
The new bases of Schwechat, Linz, Burghausen and Krieglach are opened. In 2004, "The Karl Kremsmueller Welding Academy" impresses the sector with the most modern training centre in Austria.
New bases
JobMeister Personaldienstleistungen
2005
"JobMeister Personaldienstleistungen" (Personnel services) is founded in Wels. "Kremsmueller Tankstellentechnik" is born.
JobMeister Personaldienstleistungen
Internationalisation
2006 - 2007
Certification as "Accredited Calibration Agency" for the service station sector. Companies founded in the technology domain: "Batchbin Dosiertechnologie" and "Kremsmüller Umwelttechnik". Years of internationalisation: "Kremsmueller România s.r.l." in Ploiesti and Pitesti (Romania) are founded. "Kremsmueller Middle East" starts in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).
Internationalisation
Apparatus construction division
2008 - 2009
Biggest investment programme in the history of the company. At the focus: The tank and apparatus construction division at the head office, Steinhaus. Founding of companies "Tankserv" and "Acis Union" for comprehensive service concepts in tank construction and service station construction.
Apparatus construction division
Technology & Expansion
2010 - 2013
Diversification in new, technologically challenging areas. Start of in-house development of products under the brand "KTT Innovation". In parallel, founding of "Kremsmueller Softwaretechnik". In Turkey, the production of the first aluminium domes and floating roofs under the brand "Atreus" starts. The tank and apparatus manufacturing in Steinhaus undergoes massive expansion. The social initiative "Kremsmüller 4 Life" gets several awards.
Technology & Expansion
More sites
2014
Completion of comprehensive construction activities in the company head office in Steinhaus. Founding of a branch with production workshop in the Netherlands: "Kremsmueller Nederland B.V.". Founding of the Romanian subsidiary "KAROM".
More sites
Max Straube
2015
Since 1 October, Max Straube Industrierohrleitungsbau GmbH Teil has become a part of the Kremsmueller Group. This established company, with its head office in Chemnitz, was founded in 1946 and operates in pipeline construction for the energy engineering sector, and as such, it is an optimum supplementary facility to the Leipzig branch. Its market presence in Germany is being expanded further. Max Straube also holds an important coordination function for turnkey projects.
Max Straube
Technological thrust
2016
Apparatus construction is experiencing a technological thrust. Demanding chemical process engineering technology is being deployed. Increasing digitisation is clearly having an effect on I&C projects. In the course of this digitisation, divisions that do not represent core competences in plant construction are being swapped out, and new partnerships are being forged.
Technological thrust
Consolidation
2017 - 2020
In a phase of consolidation, the company parted with a number of activities and business areas that no longer fitted the core of Kremsmüller. The "Process Technology" department was closed down as part of a reorganisation process. The focus is now back on the company's traditional core competencies.
Consolidation