HISTORY

1996

Founding of the Kraft Company. Fabrication of the first horse walker on our parent’s estate.

By the way; this horse walker is still running today near Berchtesgaden at Mrs. Schifflechner’s farm.

The first production facility: The estate ice cellar.

1997

Our first trade fair in Louisville, Kentucky (USA) at the Equitana.

Bob Stone purchased the first horse walker in the USA.

Our first colleagues were the “retired gang” with father Karl Kraft at the lead flanked by his friends.

1999

Construction of a new manufacturing facility with office building on the current property.

2000

Frank Kraft, brother of the founder, joined the company after completion of his Metal Masters diploma in 1999.
He was named associate director in September, 2000.

2002

Sale of the first oval Rail-Gliding Horse Walker.

2004

Frank Kraft started up the new US branch-Kraft Brothers, Inc. in Paris, Kentucky USA.
What started with a 1-man welding shop is now a well established company and a leading producer of horse walkers on US market.

2005

Kraft GERMANY celebrates its 10th year anniversary with a colorful open house.

2006

A new office complex for Kraft GER was constructed in the shape of a Kraft round building and included a rotating solar roof.

2007

Due to high demand Kraft Brothers decides to leave the original shop in Paris, KY and moves in 13,000 sq ft facility in Winchester, KY.

2010

Development of the Water Horse Walker which was first introduced at the 2011 Equitana
in its entirety.

2011

INNOVATION AWARD received at Equitana for the Retractable Separation Gates.

2013

The Kraft Treadmill is introduced. It was especially designed for the US market. The plan worked and the first treadmill was sold in Kentucky.

2014

10-year anniversary of Kraft Brothers in Kentucky.

2015

Kraft exports into its 55th country – Hungary.

2016

20 years

When we started 20 years ago, we could not imagine that we can now proudly say that we have over 1500 customers on five continents. This is an enormous incentive for us to continue to give our best.

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