Company History

“Better Perfect … Than Cheap”

Josef Kränzle

Founder of Ingrid Kränzle GmbH


1974. Josef Kränzle establishes Josef Kränzle Armaturenbau e. K. in Illertissen.

1989. The Kränzle brand is introduced into South Africa on 1 March 1989 by Axel
Hermann trading under the name of A Hermann Agencies.

1991. Manufacture of the Kränzle Hire version mounted on a stainless steel frame and
made specifically for the equipment hire industry.

1982. The Boiler cleaner launched that attaches to a Kränzle high pressure cleaner to
clean the boiler tubes in coal-fired boilers.

1997. Manufacture of market leading 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 electrically heated high pressure cleaners.

1998. Development of the Wine barrel cleaner with the assistance of experienced South African winemakers – to this day still the preferred wine barrel cleaner that is found in practically all South African wine cellars using barrels.

2007. Kränzle South Africa (Pty) Ltd is established and the Company is purchased from A Hermann Agencies.

2007. Opening of satellite office in Worcester to service the Boland Winelands area.

2007. Establishment of a branch of Kränzle South Africa in Johannesburg.

2010. Development of the wine barrel cleaner to clean the larger 500/600L that an increasing amount of wine cellars are buying.

2013. Manufacture 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, bottling lines, pipelines and filtration systems.

We specialise in High Pressure Cleaning Equipment!