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On October 9, 1902, Albert Krautzberger from Friedland near Breslau filed a patent application for a

"Painting Device operated by Compressed Air".

With that he laid the foundation of today's Krautzberger GmbH.

By combining air discharge and paint discharge, this invention greatly facilitated the day-to-day use of painting equipment. Even today, the majority of compressed air guns use the system invented by Albert Krautzberger.

Serial production started in 1903. A few years later, the production site was moved to Holzhausen near Leipzig. Until World War II, it was the home of the manufacturing site.

When properties where dispossessed in the subsequent years, the family moved to Eltville in the Rheingau region. Here, the company was rebuilt with just a few employees and quickly regained its footing in the market.

After the unification of Germany and during the re-privatization period, Krautzberger GmbH acquired its old quarters in Holzhausen and saved the site from being auctioned off.

Krautzberger GmbH has been a family-owned business from the start and is currently managed by the 4th generation.

In 2011, Krautzberger received the Hermes Award, an international technology award.

Today, Krautzberger GmbH and its 80 employees service customers around the globe and the family business is part of the elite of industrial companies focusing on surface technology.

Krautzberger stands for tradition and innovation - 110 years ago with the innovation of the spray gun and in with 2011 with the Hermes Award. 

We take advantage of our leadership position to set new standards for our customers.