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KWO Historie

HISTORY

milestones of KWO®

Historie
`89 - Foundation of KWO® Handels-GmbH in Großkarolinenfeld (Rosenheim)
`00 - Relocation of the production site to Stephanskirchen (Rosenheim)
`01 - Commissioning of the MultiTex® production line
`14 - Mr Ernst Steppe handed over the reins to his son Mr Christopher Steppe
`94 - Implementation of the quality management system according to ISO 9001-2000
`07 - Patent application for CellFlon® products
`13 - Relocation to a new larger production site in Schechen (Rosenheim)
1989

FOUNDATION

Foundation of KWO Handels-GmbH in Großkarolinenfeld near Rosenheim by Mr Ernst Steppe and Mrs Waltraud Bals-Steppe. The business focuses on the fabrication and the trading of expanded PTFE products.

1994

QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Implementation of the quality management system according to ISO 9001-2000 to ensure the highest quality level

2000

RELOCATION OF PRODUCTION SIDE TO STEPHANSKRICHEN (RO)

Extension of the premises due to the lasting prosperity

2001

COMMISSIONING OF THE MultiTex® PRODUCTION LINE

Designed for the fabrication of tapes and sheets of multidirectionally expanded PTFE

2007

PATENT APPLICATION FOR CellFlon®

Patent application for CellFlon® products consisting of microcellular ePTFE

2013

RELOCATION TO A LARGER PRODUCTION SIDE IN SCHECHEN (RO)

To meet the growing space requirements; construction in accordance with KFW energy-efficiency standards with the help of new sustainable construction methods and a sophisticated manufacturing technology

2014

MANAGEMENT TRANSFER

After 25 years of successful management Mr Ernst Steppe handed over the reins to his son Mr Christopher Steppe

1992

PRODUCT CERTIFICATION

Product certification in compliance with DVGW, BAM and TÜV requirements

1996

RELOCATION OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Relocation of the administration to Grasbrunn (MUC)

1999

RENAMING IN KWO® Dichtungstechnik GmbH

Renaming in KWO® Dichtungstechnik GmbH to underline the enhanced market position and the competence in gasket technology

2002

CONSTRUCTION OF A CLEAN ROOM

Construction of a clean room for the manufacturing of medical items from ePTFE material

2005

TRADE MARK REGISTRATION FOR KWO® & MultiTex®

Trade mark registration for KWO® & MultiTex® products to increase customer loyalty and to facilitate branding

2014

COMMISSIONING OF A PHOTOVOLTAIC FACILITY

With a capacity of 90 kWp to meet sustainability requirements

2014

KWO® CORPORATE LOGO REDESIGN

To underline the innovative policy and to create a new branding symbol

2015

RELAUNCH OF THE KWO® WEBSITE

With the aim to improve visibility and usability

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