Karl Klein Ventilatorenbau GmbH - Industrieventilatoren

1. Certificate of quality management as per DIN EN ISO 9001

The history of Karl Klein

1950

Foundation of sole trading company as a metalworking enterprise, contract processing in Esslingen
Number of employees: 2, Anneliese and Karl Klein

1955

Start of production of industrial lights, machine confinement lights, safety drum lights for wooden barrels, and hand lamps

1960

Relocation of company headquarters to Aichwald, 8 km away

1965

Start of production of radial fans

1986

Construction of new production buildings for welding shop, metalworking shop, and recasting
Introduction of EDP work stations in the technical office
Number of employees: 50

1988

Construction of DIN test chamber for measurement of fan performance parameters
Introduction of EDP work stations in all departments

1990

Construction of new management and storage buildings
40th anniversary of the company

1992

Introduction of medium-pressure fans with forward curved blades

1995

Extension of assembly hall and development laboratory

1996

First certification of quality management system as per DIN EN ISO 9001

1997

Introduction of low-pressure and medium-pressure heavy-duty fans with backward curved blades

1998

Transition of management from the Karl Klein family to Managing Director Bernd Scheffel

2000

50th anniversary of the company
Number of employees: 68

2002

Construction of new welding shop, tool shop, technical office

2003

ATEX harmonisation in Europe, introduction of zone 21 and zone 22 fans

2006

Introduction of high-pressure fans and boiler fans

2010

Transition of management from Bernd Scheffel to Manfred Griesinger
60th anniversary of the company
Number of employees: 64

2011

Purchase of Kamptmann GmbH, Crailsheim, supplier of fan wheels - number of employees: 40

2012

Purchase of APOVENT and APOGUSS radial fan product range from Piller GmbH in Moringen/Lower Saxony, associated with an extension of the product pallet to max. 72,000 m³/h and 20.0 kPa

2014

Purchase of competitor Bluevent Thüringen GmbH in Eisenberg, associated with an extension of the product pallet to max. 650,000 m³/h and pressure differences of up to 25.0 kPa, large plug fans - a medium temperature of up to 650°C .

Introduction of two 3D welding robots in Aichwald and Crailsheim

2016

Expansion of production area in Eisenberg, with a second laser cutting machine for a new sheet machining centre

Number of employees: 104

01/08/2016 - launch of our new home page

2017

Planned:
Restructuring of production location Crailsheim (Kamptmann) through construction of administration and production buildings
Expansion of production area in Aichwald

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