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German company - History

1995

Uwe Kraft, the current Managing Director, successfully completed his master's certificate in 1995. We began our work at the beginning of 1996 as a registered master workshop in Frankenhardt-Honhardt, Germany. Uwe Kraft, who grew up on the successful horse breeding farm Karl Kraft, immediately specialised in manufacture of equipment for riding sports.

We began by producing our riding arena groomers and horse walkers in a vaulted cellar on the historic family farm.

This is also where our finished products were stored in the beginning years.



1999

It soon became clear that the space available was too small and we thus began work in 1999 on building a production facilityl with an office wing.



2000

In January 2000 our whole operation, including 10 permanently employed colleagues, moved into the new facilities and immediately began to resume production.

Uwe’s brother, Frank, completed his master's in 1999 and joined the company in September 200. He was appointed to the position of Assistant Managing Director.



2004

Frank and his wife Petra made the move to America in order to better serve the US market. The first production facilities were located in Paris, Kentucky.



2006

KRAFT installed a 3230 sq. ft. (300 sq.m.) 30 KW photovoltaic plant on the roof of its own production building in 2006.

This positive experience inspired Kraft to install a second photovoltaic plant with a capacity of 45 KW in the form of a Kraft 59' diameter (18 m) enclosed round pen with rotating solar roof.
In the beginning we produced our riding arena groomers and horse walkers in a vaulted cellar on the historic family farm.
This is also where the finished products were stored in the first years.
The production hall at Uwe Kraft GmbH with office
Company building in Winchester, Kentucky
A KRAFT round hall with rotatable solar roof