History of KE KELIT

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1945Karl Egger I. founds the company "KE Gas-Water-Heating", located in Linz, Austria
1963Start of production of the first plastic wastewater pipes in the Linz industrial zone.
1966Karl Egger II takes over the management of the company after having worked for several years in the installation and production of the "KE gas-water heating system". Herta Egger takes over the finance and controlling department.
1968The company produces the first patented district heating pipe designated KELIT.
1971A licensed production of the KELIT pipe is put into operation in Maribor, Yugoslavia.
1973The company "KE KELIT Kunststoffwerk GmbH" is founded.
1975Registration of the product lines: KELINFIX, KELIN and KELON.
1977A licensed production of the KELIT tube is put into operation in Kecskemét, Hungary.
1983KELAN, a foam insulation, is introduced as a product.
1985Karl Egger III joins the company and expands its international network in addition to numerous business units.
1985The pipe systems COPRAX and KELEN are introduced.
1987Kristine Egger joins the company and takes over central tasks in the areas of finance and controlling.
1989KE KELIT is the first company in Europe to switch to environmentally friendly CFC-free pipes for district heating.
1991KE KELIT becomes a member of the ÖAKR "Austrian Association for Plastics Recycling".
1991Opening of the office in Bruck and der Mur ,Styria.
1992KELOX is introduced as a product.
1992KELIT PEX is introduced as a product.
1992KE KELIT participates in the various Austrian and international standards such as ÖNORM and ÖVGW.
1993Opening of the office in Zirl, Tyrol.
1994Obtaining the ISO 9001 certification
1994KELOX ULTRAX is introduced as a product
1994KELOX SL is introduced as a product.
1996KELIT HIT is introduced as a product.
1996LEXEL is introduced as a product.
1996Start of sales in Lebanon.
1997Opening of the office in Shopping City Süd in Vienna.
1998KELEN LX pipes are introduced as a product.
1998Opening of the office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1999A highly technological new factory for the production of district heating pipes on rolls and coils is opened in Linz.
1999KELOX WINDOX is introduced as a product.
2000Opening of the new office at Campus 21 in Vienna.
2000KE KELIT holds over 100 patents.

 

2001KETRIX was introduced to the Market.
2002PHONEX was introduced to the Market.
2002Opening of the office in Frohnleiten, Steiermark.
2004Produktionsstart in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2005THERMO SAND was introduced to the Market.
2008COOLFIX was introduced to the Market.
2008STEELFIX was introduced to the Market.
2009Opening of the office in Poggersdorf, Kärnten.
2009Opening of offices in Vietnam and Cambodia.
2010INDUCON was introduced to the Market.
2011ULTRAPERT was introduced to the Market.
2011Opening of the new office in Inzing, Tirol.
2011KELOX PROTEC was introduced to the Market.
2011Opening of the office in Rumänien.
2012Das Firmengebäude in Linz wird umgebaut und erweitert. Ein Schulungsraum, moderne Logistikhalle, Anwendungstechnik, neue Produktionshalle für KELOX PROtec sowie erweiterung des Bürogebäudes werden gebaut.
2012Die Familie Egger gründet ihr eigenes Weingut "Tenuta di Carleone" in der Gemeinde Radda in Chianti, Italien, Toskana.
2012Extension of the office in Budapest, Ungarn.
2014KE KELIT New Zealand was founded.
2015Start of sales in the Philippines.
2015Start of sales in Belgium.
2015Start of sales in Macao.
2016Karoline Egger tritt in das Unternehmen ein und übernimmt, zentrale Aufgaben in den Bereichen Finanzen und Controlling.
2016Karl Egger IV. tritt in das Unternehmen ein und übernimmt im Laufe der Zeit die Leitung des Marketing, Produktmanagements sowie des technischen Marketings.
2016Start of sales in the United Arab Emirates.
2017Copperfix was introduced to the Market.
2017Opening of the new office in Budapest, Hungary.
2017Opening of the new office in Bratislava, Slowakia.
2017The KELOX PROTEC FB push manifold was introduced to the Market.
2018Start of sales in Indonesia.
2018Opening of the new production facility in Malaysia.
2018KE KELIT Climate systems Germany and Austria are founded.
2019Opening of the new office in Wals, Salzburg.
2019KELOX PROTEC Zeta was introduced to the Market.
2019Due to the growing variety of products and increasing internationalisation, KE KELIT Kunststoffwerk GesmbH is renamed to KE KELIT GmbH.