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      Our mission statement

      With our quest for perfection, we create quantifiable added value for our customers and our environment.

      What makes us unique is our commitment to continuous improvement.

      2018

      2018

      Introduction of the replaceable hydraulic unit and three further product innovations for the motorised clamshell for refuse

      2013

      2013

      Expansion of business activity in the area of load handling equipment and acquisition of the grapple brand LAUDI

      2012

      2012

      KRÖGER Greifertechnik celebrates its 50th anniversary in Sonsbeck

      2012

      2012

      European double record: KRÖGER underwater cable grapple lifts a 26 tonne rock from 180 metres of water in Lake Lucerne.

      2012

      2012

      ELBE Industrietechnik GmbH takes over the company OSWALD METZEN GmbH, industrial engineering plants, in Bitburg

      2009

      2009

      Kröger Greifertechnik Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH takes over FMS Fränkischer Maschinen- und Stahlbau in Gochsheim. Kröger Greifertechnik Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH is renamed ELBE Industrietechnik GmbH.

      2008

      2008

      Together with the management, ELBE PARTNERS Industries GmbH (formerly Alster Equity Partners GmbH) takes over a 100% stake in Kröger Greifertechnik GmbH & Co. KG as part of a management buy-out.

      2006

      2006

      Development of hydraulic grabs as clamshell and multi-jaw grabs for handling cargo in ports by means of mobile harbour cranes

      2003

      2003

      Founding of KRÖGER Greifertechnik GmbH & Co. KG (new partner Reinhard Hunstig)

      1993

      1993

      Low-maintenance cable, powered and hydraulic grabs are developed for refuse and slag handling in incineration plants

      1993

      1993

      Grab solutions – an independent company under the name MB KRÖGER Greifertechnik GmbH

      1988

      1988

      Low-maintenance powered hydraulic grabs are developed for underwater sand and gravel extraction

      1988

      1988

      KRÖGER KG is taken over by Ruhrkohle AG

      1981

      1981

      Market launch of low-maintenance cable grabs for sand and gravel extraction as well as for port and industrial cargo handling

      1977

      1977

      Grabs are developed for port and industrial cargo handling with environmentally friendly jaw design

      1975

      1975

      Efficient cable grabs are developed for underwater sand and gravel extraction

      1973

      1973

      Grab production starts with the focus on two and four-cable grabs for the construction industry and equipment manufacturers

      1962

      1962

      KRÖGER Maschinenfabrik founded by Werner Kröger

      2018

      Introduction of the replaceable hydraulic unit and three further product innovations for the motorised clamshell for refuse

      2013

      Expansion of business activity in the area of load handling equipment and acquisition of the grapple brand LAUDI

      2012

      KRÖGER Greifertechnik celebrates its 50th anniversary in Sonsbeck

      2012

      European double record: KRÖGER underwater cable grapple lifts a 26 tonne rock from 180 metres of water in Lake Lucerne.

      2012

      ELBE Industrietechnik GmbH takes over the company OSWALD METZEN GmbH, industrial engineering plants, in Bitburg

      2009

      Kröger Greifertechnik Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH takes over FMS Fränkischer Maschinen- und Stahlbau in Gochsheim. Kröger Greifertechnik Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH is renamed ELBE Industrietechnik GmbH.

      2008

      Together with the management, ELBE PARTNERS Industries GmbH (formerly Alster Equity Partners GmbH) takes over a 100% stake in Kröger Greifertechnik GmbH & Co. KG as part of a management buy-out.

      2006

      Development of hydraulic grabs as clamshell and multi-jaw grabs for handling cargo in ports by means of mobile harbour cranes

      2003

      Founding of KRÖGER Greifertechnik GmbH & Co. KG (new partner Reinhard Hunstig)

      1993

      Low-maintenance cable, powered and hydraulic grabs are developed for refuse and slag handling in incineration plants

      1993

      Grab solutions – an independent company under the name MB KRÖGER Greifertechnik GmbH

      1988

      Low-maintenance powered hydraulic grabs are developed for underwater sand and gravel extraction

      1988

      KRÖGER KG is taken over by Ruhrkohle AG

      1981

      Market launch of low-maintenance cable grabs for sand and gravel extraction as well as for port and industrial cargo handling

      1977

      Grabs are developed for port and industrial cargo handling with environmentally friendly jaw design

      1975

      Efficient cable grabs are developed for underwater sand and gravel extraction

      1973

      Grab production starts with the focus on two and four-cable grabs for the construction industry and equipment manufacturers

      1962

      KRÖGER Maschinenfabrik founded by Werner Kröger