Innovative pipe and air conditioning systems
KE KELIT is a medium-sized family business in Linz on the Danube and has been involved in the development, production and sale of innovative plastic and metal pipe systems for more than 70 years. The product range covers the application areas of drinking water installation, heating, cooling, industry and district heating.
The company, which was founded as an installation company, is now active worldwide and has production sites in Austria and Malaysia, and is also closely associated with strong strategic partners in the areas of manufacturing and development.
More than 150 patents and utility models clearly demonstrate our success and in-house development expertise. KE KELIT is regarded as a leader in innovation and quality, especially in pioneering joining technologies such as tool-free push connections or induction welding.
The worldwide pioneer
The unprecedented success story of KE KELIT began in 1945, when Karl Egger founded the KE installation company for "gas water heating". Of course, it did not stay like this for long: a phase of expansion, development and research began, which continues today. With more than 150 patents and utility models, KE KELIT is now setting global standards for the production of installation and air conditioning systems: the now established brand names have been internationally registered and in many cases have become synonymous with special and high-quality systems.
KE KELIT has always shaped and defined the industry with its innovative products. This had already become apparent in 1968, when Karl Egger II began producing KELIT district heating pipes, making him one of Europe's pioneers. In 1983, KE KELIT introduced the world's first foamed KELAN insulating tube, and only six years later, the company was the first in Europe to move to CFC-free pipe systems for district heating – for the sake of the environment. Further milestones followed, for example with the first locatable PPR plastic pipe or the revolutionary KELOX PROTEC push -in fitting, a connection technology that is much acclaimed across the entire industry.
Quality comes first
When it comes to quality, KE KELIT is always right at the forefront: state-of-the-art plastics processing machines and complex production processes for optimum results have been demonstrating our manufacturing expertise and the outstanding quality of our products for decades. Since 1994, a quality assurance system certified to EN ISO 9001 and EN ISO 14001 has accompanied our route to the customer.
From Europe to the Middle and Far East to Australia and South America – KE KELIT sells via its own sales companies and trading agencies worldwide and in demanding markets. But not only do sales take place worldwide: numerous KE KELIT locations or subsidiaries on several continents show how much the company has grown since its ambitious beginnings – and how impressively it proves its competitiveness. Now we are accompanied by exciting developments and exotic markets in a promising future.
Last but not least...
... we would like to thank all those who are responsible for our success: all our loyal customers, reliable suppliers, responsible employees and friends of KE KELIT – all those who have accompanied and continue to accompany us on our way. Partnerships play at least as big a role as development, quality or production capacity.
On this note: thank you for everything!
Senator Karl Egger
Honorary Managing Partner