Paper industry is still a core market for KRAFFT, whereby the manufacturing capabilities for rollers are support by the KRAFFT service as an additional product segment. The team of competence is also supporting projects of repair, overhaul, modernization and retro fitment of existing pulp and paper machinery.
Over the years KRAFFT has been developing their product portfolio continuously and the manufacturing equipment was aligned accordingly. Also the facilities at the headquarter have been renovated. In 2019 the production space was again enlarged and new production machine were installed. The second production facility was installed in the industrial estate nearby. In 2013 this facility has been enlarged by an additional hall.
In 1999 KRAFFT acquired KELZENBERG + CO., who has been a local competitor in big drums for non-paper applications. Meantime the organisation and the products have been integrated into KRAFFT´s own portfolio. Kelzenberg products are now sold using the KRAFFT branding.
In 2019 WUMAG TEXROLL GmbH & Co. KG has been acquired as part of an asset deal. At the Center of Excellence in Krefeld core products like thin-walled Drying Cylinders for textile drying, Double-Shell Rollers with thin-walled stainless steel jackets and Double-Shell Large Rollers will be produced.
- 11 Engineers and Technicians
- 75 Production team members
- 15 Trainees
- 3 Students
- Ground Space 27.800 m²
- Production 12.500 m²
- Administration and Engineering 900 m²