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KRAFT for more than 25 years

Our history

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.

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.

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 his Masters exams in 1999. He was named associate director in September, 2000.

2002

Sale of the first oval Rail-Gliding Horse Walker.

 

2004

Frank Kraft began running Kraft Brothers, Inc. in Paris, Kentucky USA in 2004.

2005

10-year company anniversary was celebrated with a colorful open house.

2006

A new office complex was constructed in the shape of a Kraft round building and in-cluded a rotating solar roof.

2007

Kraft Brothers moves to the Lexington area in Kentucky USA.

2010

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

2011

Received a medal for innovation 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 Uwe Kraft Reitsportgeräte & Metallbau GmbH

It is a great incentive for us to continue to do our best every day.

2017

The horse world was anticipated the Ring-Gliding Horse Walker!

2019

Round Stable with further options.

2021

25 years... simply the best!!! Best horse walkers. Best references. Best Team.

2022

Kraft Brothers and Uwe Kraft Reitsportgeräte & Metallbau GmbH are moving closer together. Uwe Kraft becomes sole managing director of both companies