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.
Implementation of the quality management system according to ISO 9001-2000 to ensure the highest quality level
Extension of the premises due to the lasting prosperity
Designed for the fabrication of tapes and sheets of multidirectionally expanded PTFE
Patent application for CellFlon® products consisting of microcellular ePTFE
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
After 25 years of successful management Mr Ernst Steppe handed over the reins to his son Mr Christopher Steppe
Through the implementation of the new and state-of-the-art ERP system, customer requirements can be better fulfilled in the future.
Product certification in compliance with DVGW, BAM and TÜV requirements
Relocation of the administration to Grasbrunn (MUC)
Renaming in KWO® Dichtungstechnik GmbH to underline the enhanced market position and the competence in gasket technology
Construction of a clean room for the manufacturing of medical items from ePTFE material
Trade mark registration for KWO® & MultiTex® products to increase customer loyalty and to facilitate branding
With a capacity of 90 kWp to meet sustainability requirements
To underline the innovative policy and to create a new branding symbol
With the aim to improve visibility and usability