"Rather Perfect … Than Cheap"

Josef Kränzle

Founder of Josef Kraenzle GmbH & Co.

Kränzle Germany Owner Josef Kränzle

Kranzle Company History


Josef Kränzle establishes Josef Kränzle Armaturenbau e. K. in Illertissen, Bavaria in Germany.

Kranzle 1974 Josef Kränzle Armaturenbau e. K. in Illertissen, Bavaria in Germany


Kränzle moved into the new manufacturing plant at Rudolf-Diesel-Strasse in Illertissen.

Kranzle manufacturing plant at Rudolf-Diesel-Strasse in illertissen 1978


First production of the Kränzle high pressure pump.

Kranzle 1981 manufactured high pressure pump


The boiler cleaner launched that attaches to a Kränzle high pressure cleaner to clean the boiler tubes in coal-fired boilers.

Kranzle boiler tube cleaner 1982


The first Kränzle mobile high pressure cleaner was produced.
Foundation of the first Kränzle GmbH, Bielefeld.

Kranzle GmbH Bielefeld


Market introduction of the first portable high-pressure cleaner Kränzle Profi-Jet.

1986 Kranzle Profi Jet High Pressure Cleaner


Manufacturing of the Kränzle Hire Version mounted on a stainless steel frame and made specifically for the equipment hire industry.

Kranzle hire version high pressure cleaner 1991


Market introduction of the revolutionary Kränzle Shuttle Series.

Kranzle 1994 shuttle series


Introduction and presentation of the Kränzle Hand Power Sweeper 2+2.

Kranzle hand powered sweeper 2+2


Manufacturing of the market-leading hot water high pressure cleaner: Kränzle Electra in the production facility in Cape Town using the quality Kränzle motor and pump, together with quality components sourced from the most reputable suppliers locally and internationally. The Kränzle Electra remains a South African market leader in the field of electrically heated high pressure cleaners.

Kranzle hot water electra 1997


Development of the Wine Barrel Cleaner with the assistance of experienced South African winemakers - to this day our locally manufactured wine barrel cleaner is found in South African wine cellars that use wine barrels in their process.

kranzle wine barrel cleaner


Expansion of Kränzle through a new production and logistic facility location at Siemensstrasse, Illertissen.

Kranzle Siemensstrasse, Illertissen


Market introduction of the industrial vacuum cleaners Kränzle Ventos 20 E/L and 30 E/L.

2006 Kranzle Vetos 20El and 30El introduction


Presentation of the high pressure cleaner Kränzle Profi-Series

Kränzle South Africa (Pty) Ltd is established.

Kranzle Profi series


Market introduction of the Kränzle K2000 Series.
Development of the wine barrel cleaner to clean the larger 500/600L barrels that wine cellars are now buying.

Kranzle 2010 introduction of k2000 series


Manufacturing of the first steamer by Kränzle South Africa that proves to be extremely popular in the wine industry for the steam treatment of wine barrels, boiling lines, pipelines and filtration systems.

Kranzle steam production 2013

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