Krautzberger is a name with tradition and innovation behind it
Krautzberger is a name with tradition and innovation behind it – the innovation of the spray gun 120 years ago and the Hermes Award in 2011. We use our leadership position to set new standards for our customers.
Albert Krautzberger from Friedland near Breslau filed a patent application for a “painting device operated by compressed air” on 9 October 1902. With that he laid the foundation of today’s Krautzberger GmbH. Albert Krautzberger’s invention made it possible to achieve a significant simplification in the day-to-day use of the devices through the inevitable connection of air and paint discharge. Even today, the vast majority of compressed air guns work with the system invented by Albert Krautzberger.
Series production began as far back as 1903. A few years later, the production site was moved to Holzhausen near Leipzig. This remained the production site until World War II. This was followed by expropriation and the family then moved to Eltville in the Rheingau. There, the company was rebuilt with just a few employees and quickly regained its footing in the market.
During the re-privatisation period following the reunification of Germany, Krautzberger GmbH purchased its old headquarters 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 is a medium-sized family business with 80 employees and customers all over the world and is one of the leading industrial companies specialising in surface technology.