History of KE KELIT
Karl Egger I. founds the company "KE Gas-Wasser-Heizung", located in Linz, Austria.
Construction of the headquarters in Ignaz-Mayer-Strasse 17.
Start of production of the first plastic drainage pipes in the industrial zone of Linz.
Karl Egger II takes over the management of the company after having worked for several years in the installation and production of " KE Gas- Wasser- Heizung".
Karl's wife Herta Egger takes over the area of finance and controlling.
The company produces the first patented district heating pipe (KELIT).
A licensed production of the KELIT pipe is started up in Maribor, Yugoslavia.
The company "KE KELIT Kunststoffwerk GmbH" is founded.
Registration of the products KELIN, KELINFIX and KELON
A licensed production of the KELIT pipe is put into operation in Kecskemét, Hungary.
The foam insulation KELAN is introduced as a product.
Karl Egger III joins the company and, in addition to numerous divisions (strategic purchasing, sales), expands the international network.
The KELEN piping system, with its numerous advantages, is ideal for hot and cold water installations. The excellent quality of a piping system based on the polypropylene, guarantees corrosion resistance to all ions in the water as well as external influences.
KE COPRAX piping system with its numerous advantages is ideal for hot and cold water installations. The excellent quality of a piping system based on the polypropylene, guarantees corrosion resistance to all ions in the water as well as external influences.
Kristine Egger joins the company and takes over central tasks in the areas of finance and controlling.
KE KELIT is the first company in Europe to switch to environmentally friendly CFC-free pipes for district heating.
KE KELIT becomes a member of the ÖAKR "Austrian Association for Plastics Recycling".
Opening of the office in Bruck an der Mur, Styria.
Modular pipe system for universal use
Flexibility and versatility are at the forefront of the KELOX modular multilayer system, which has been tried and tested for decades. Both the optionally pre-insulated pipes and the wide range of fittings make the sophisticated KELOX overall system excellently suited for the raw installation of heating and drinking water - just as it is for piping in heating centers and cooling lines or as a connection for active surfaces. In addition, KELOX can be optimally used for surface-mounted and flush-mounted applications.
The KELIT PEX pipe system for the low-temperature range for installation in the ground is not only perfectly suited for local heat supply, but also for district heating networks up to 80 °C.
Hot water supply is also no problem for KELIT PEX: Thanks to the extensive product range, hot water or even drinking water can be transported effortlessly and safely, even together in one pipe if desired. KELIT PEX can also be used without any problems in building extensions.
KE KELIT actively participates in the various Austrian and international standards such as ÖNORM and ÖVGW.
Insulation of closed-cell, PE electronically crosslinked foam with special dimpled structure for sound insulation already applied to KELOX pipes ex works.
Absolutely stable on site and tear-resistant thanks to a surface film made of polyolefins and full-surface aluminum, and can be pushed back in the pressing and plugging area.
Opening of the office in Zirl, Tyrol.
KE KELIT receives ISO 9001 certification
Individual pipe cladding
In countless apartments and houses, a modern, environmentally friendly heating system is only installed later - an effective way of renovating and increasing the value of the environment you love. The KELOX skirting system is not a standard off-the-shelf solution, but offers plenty of scope for individual design.
Thus, even after the retrofitting of piping of any kind, the appearance remains unaffected and an extension is easily possible without chiselling work.
KELOX-ULTRAX press connection
Multiple-sealing non-detachable press connection made of stress-relieved annealed brass, metallized without pores, incl. stainless steel press sleeve with viewing window as insertion control for highest dimensional stability after pressing and EPDM O-rings.
Insulation with structure
The LEXEL insulation system sets new standards in insulation with the innovative pipe insulation hose. The excellent damping properties of the foam prevent structure-borne sound transmission, the high water vapor diffusion resistance stops moisture penetration of the insulation in cold areas and ensures consistent thermal insulation quality.
KELIT HIT pipe system (The blue pipe) with its numerous advantages is ideal for hot and cold water installations. The excellent quality of a piping system based on polypropylene, guarantees corrosion resistance to all ions in the water and external influences.
Start of sales in Lebanon
Opening of the office in Shopping City Süd, Vienna.
Pre-insulated KELEN pipe insulation made of PE electronically cross-linked foam with dimpled structure for improved sound insulation.
Due to a 5-layer composite of polyolefins and aluminium, the insulation can be located electronically under plaster and is completely stable on site and tear-resistant as well as retractable in the welding area.
Opening of the office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
A new high-tech factory for the production of district heating pipes on coils and rods is opened.
fitting KELOX-WINDOX press connector
Undetachable press fitting made of WINDOX-PPSU, impact resistant, halogen-free, suitable for drinking water, incl. stainless steel compression sleeve with viewing window as insertion control for highest dimensional stability after compression and EPDM O-ring. Additional test security - "unpressed and leaking
Opening of the office in Wals, Salzburg.
Opening of the new office at Campus 21, Vienna.
KE KELIT owns over 100 patents!
Compressed air, cooling water and refrigeration
Cryolen, the raw material for the KETRIX industrial pipe system, meets three essential criteria:
High stiffness- Outstanding cold impact resistance- Excellent chemical resistance.
These properties ensure optimum suitability for compressed air, cooling and refrigeration systems. The proven jointing technology and high cost-effectiveness make KETRIX the perfect system for all these applications.
Opening of the new office in Frohnleiten, Styria.
Living comfort without disturbing noise
In wide frequency ranges, a conventional drain system can be excited to natural vibrations by resonances and thus becomes a sound amplifier. KE KELIT's solution to this problem is very simple: the highly sound-absorbing PHONEX drain system. Thanks to its homogeneous single-layer technology, it prevents sound from being transmitted and converts it into heat.
Start of production in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
A sedimentary material with special values in:
Composition | Pore fraction | Thermal conductivity
Comfortable heating and cooling
Thermal comfort exerts a significant influence on our well-being and health. To ensure this comfort in the long term, energy consumption must be reduced without compromising the quality of life.
Fortunately, thanks to the superior radiant component of ceiling cooling and heating systems, it is possible to create a comfortable climate in living and working spaces even with small temperature differences.
Simple, robust, noble
STEELFIX stainless steel combines the ease of installation of precision tube systems with the proven KE KELIT quality and the numerous application possibilities of stainless steel - this results in a robust tube system that is ideally suited for almost all areas of application.
Thanks to the different material grades in the STEELFIX range, the right product is available for every application - thanks to the new STEELFIX stainless steel pipe 1.4301, KE KELIT even has the perfect solution for closed systems with cost-effective stainless steel pipes. Even the use in sprinkler systems is no longer in the way thanks to the VDS approval.
Opening of the office in Cambodia.
Opening of the office in Poggersdorf, Carinthia.
Opening of the office in Vietnam.
The Inducon welding machine is a portable welding machine used for welding PE on pre-insulated pipes by means of induction welding. It is used for welding InduconJoints.
The Inducon welding machine generates a magnetic field (Induction) which in turn generates the current in the Inducon welding tape, resulting in the welding of PE material of the jacket and the joint.
Opening of the new office in Inzing, Tyrol.
KELOX-PROTEC metal push fitting
Multi-sealing non-detachable push fitting made of stress relieved annealed dezincification resistant brass, pore-free metallized, with NANO-coated EPDM O-rings, 2 K-graduated ring for force-locking connection, with transparent sleeve and viewing window as insertion control, incl. yellow protector ring made of high-strength plastic, prevents insertion of non-calibrated pipes, suitable for drinking water, as permanently tight connection to modular pipes.
Processing without pressing tools "TIGHTLY SEALED"
KELOX-PROTEC push fitting made of PPSU
Multi-sealing non-detachable push fitting made of PPSU, with NANO-coated EPDM O-rings, 2 K-graduated ring for force-locking connection, with transparent sleeve and viewing window as insertion control, incl. yellow protector ring made of high-strength plastic, prevents the insertion of non-calibrated pipes, suitable for drinking water, as permanently tight connection to modular pipes.
Processing without pressing tools "TIGHTLY SEALED"
Opening of the office in Sibiu, Romania.
5-layer halogen-free plastic composite pipe, oxygen and water vapor diffusion tight. Inner and outer layer made of high-temperature resistant polyethylene (PE-RT), stabilization pipe longitudinally welded metal foil pipe made of aluminium, outer and inner bonding agent between the layers to guarantee a material bond between the individual components.
The company building in Linz is rebuilt and expanded. (Training room; modern logistics hall, application technology, new production hall for KELOX PROTEC, extension of the office building).
The Egger family establishes its own winery "Tenuta di Carleone" in the municipality of Radda in Chianti, Italy, Tuscany.
Karl Egger III and his family have been visiting Tuscany for decades. They fell in love with a small corner, outside the medieval town of Radda in Chianti between the cities of Siena and Florence.
As a result, the winery "Tenuta Carleone di Castiglioni" is located in the heart of the Chianti region. The name originates from the small village "Castiglioni", which was first mentioned in a document in 1078, when it was founded by the monks of the monastery "Badia al Coltibuono". There is also a typical Tuscan farmhouse called "Pian Vecchio" (old plain) on this land, where the Egger family has recently planted white wine vines.
The whole property which covers an area of about 100 hectares is composed of wooded hills, small rivers and fertile plains. Amidst these hills and rivers, about 20 hectares of mainly Sangiovese vines and over ten hectares of olive groves (some of which are over 60 years old ) nestle in the picturesque landscape. The beautiful "Castiglioni" hamlet with its old chapel and the nearby farmhouse "Pian Vecchio" have been lovingly restored by the Egger family.
The winery "Tenuta di Carleone" was founded in 2012. Sean O'Callaghan, affectionately known as "IL GUERCIO" (one-eyed rascal!) by his friends, was asked to join a small artisan winery and help produce classically defined Sangiovese with a little something extra. Sean's Extra... We place special emphasis on the Organic and Biodynamic treatment of our products at our winery, which means that nothing is added to the wine, grappa or olive oil - no yeast nor clarifiers!
Opening of the office in Budapest, Hungary.
Opening of the office in Yangon, Myanmar.
KE KELIT New Zealand is founded.
Start of sales in the Philippines.
Start of sales in Belgium.
Karl Egger IV joins the company and in the course of time takes over the management of product management, technical marketing and marketing.
Karoline Egger joins the company and takes over central tasks in the areas of finance and controlling.
Start of sales in Macau.
Start of sales in the United Arab Emirates.
Solid and proven
Copper is a versatile material. The areas of application for the thin-walled COPPERFIX copper press fitting system are just as versatile.
It is designed to be state of the art and also absolutely easy to install. Further advantages are the low longitudinal thermal expansion, the large cross-section and the inseparable press connection, which makes COPPERFIX copper pipe systems unbeatably tight.
KELOX PROTEC FB plug-in distributor (KMP590M & KMP590E)
- Easier assembly and time saving due to KELOX PROTEC plug-in system
- Tool-free assembly of the detachable quick-connect fittings on the plug-in distributor
- Recognition of the insertion depth due to transparent sleeve
Opening of the new office in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Opening of the new office in Budapest, Hungary.
KE KELIT Climatesystems Germany and Austria are founded.
Start of sales in Indonesia.
Opening of the new production facility and a new warehouse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Opening of the new office in Wals, Salzburg.
Due to the increasing variety of products and the growing internationalization, KE KELIT Kunststoffwerk GmbH is renamed to KE KELIT GmbH.
Multi-sealing non-detachable push fitting made of stress relieved annealed, dezincification resistant brass, pore-free metallized, with NANO-coated EPDM O-rings, 2 K-grab ring for force-locking connection, with transparent sleeve and viewing window as insertion control, incl. neon-yellow protector ring made of high-strength plastic, prevents insertion of non-calibrated pipes, suitable for drinking water, as permanently tight connection to modular pipes.
Flow-optimized fittings to reduce pressure losses in the system.
Processing without pressing tools "PLUGGED IN, TIGHT".