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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