Carl Stahl Kromer is a medium-sized company headquartered in Gottenheim, near Freiburg im Breisgau. We have been among the internationally leading manufacturers in the area of spring balancers and zero-gravity balancers for many years. In 2000, we became part of the large Carl Stahl Group, but, as an allied company, are still largely legally independent. The history of Kromer reaches back to the 19th century – in the long process of establishing ourselves, we gained a great deal of knowledge and experience. Today, our great expertise is reflected in the outstanding quality of our products.
As a responsible company, we seriuosly care about the climate and environmental protection. For this reason, we have collected greenhouse gas emissions from our company and services. By acquiring carbon credits, we have offset our unavoidable eissions and proudly carry the certificate CO² neutral company. Furhtermore, we support a sustainable forestry project in Uruguay, certified by the Verified Carbon Standard.
Humanitarian, honest, environmentally conscious, quality-oriented, customer-oriented, and creative – Carl Stahl Kromer wants to be a company that not only makes a good impression at first glance, but truly lives up to its own principles and values. We regularly think about how we can reach these goals to the greatest possible extent and thus positively shape the future of our company. It is important that all company departments have an open, friendly, supportive atmosphere and that no dog-eat-dog mentality arises. We work together in a motivated, collegial manner to satisfy our customers and push Kromer forward.
Read our management's policy statement on quality and environmental policy and discover what is important to us.
Three criteria form the pillars of our corporate behavior:
We view shaping our policy to meet the needs of the market to the greatest possible extent as our obligation. This means that we always strive to:
The most important goal of our company is achieving the greatest level of customer satisfaction. That is why we want to design our products and services in such a way that the complete scope of our customers’ expectations is fulfilled. It is only when customers are satisfied that our competitiveness, business success, and the continued existence of the company and the associated jobs are ensured.
We will meet the expectations and requirements of our customers for our products and services by designing, documenting, and refining our workflows and working conditions in a process-oriented manner. By “refinement”, we mean continuous adaptation to the market requirements and elimination of causes of error. We are conscious of our responsibility to the environment. We use suitable measures to test, evaluate, and monitor the present and future effects of our activities and products on the environment. We are committed to fulfilling all relevant regulations and legal requirements and to using suitable measures to conserve resources, in order to keep our impact on the environment as low as possible.
Employee training at all levels promotes consciousness of responsibility for the quality of our products and for the environment and keeps the necessary knowledge up to date. The documented basis of the organization is a quality and environmental management manual. All determinations, process descriptions, and performance instructions in this manual are binding instructions and apply to all employees of Carl Stahl Kromer GmbH. Its application ensures that the administrative, business, and technical activities that have effects on the quality of our products and on the environment are planned, controlled, and monitored and that contractual requirements are fulfilled.
Executive management on 2/1/2018
The satisfaction of our customers is especially important. This is why we try to continuously refine our company and further optimize our high-quality products. We are very proud that our spring balancers and zero-gravity balancers rarely receive complaints and exhibit leading quality.
Carl Stahl Kromer is a future-oriented company. We always keep our operation at the state of the art and keep abreast of new developments and ideas. This is the only way we can offer attractive products in the long term and ensure the satisfaction of our customers. We optimize our work regularly. All processes in our company are performed quickly, walking routes and communication channels are short, and the production hall and offices are very modern. Staff-friendliness is important to us. We also place great importance on cleanliness and order in our work stations, and our environmental concept minimizes waste. As our customer, you will have a competent, sustainable partner whom you can count on for the long term.
The current Kromer product range encompasses high-quality handling devices that attract attention worldwide and are sold quite successfully. We manufacture spring balancers, zero-gravity balancers, air hose balancers, and positioners for various applications. Production is exclusively in our plant in southern Germany. Our products are excellent examples of the value expressed by the phrase “made in Germany”. All our cable hoists are of exceptional quality, as the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences confirmed in a multi-month study. Our products also have the advantage of being especially easy to maintain and repair. Wear parts can be replaced with extreme ease. Only Kromer products allow the cable to be replaced without disassembling the housing, for instance. Because Kromer manufactures a large proportion of the individual parts for its products, the devices can also be delivered anywhere in the world within a few days, and replacement parts remain easy to obtain for many years. Unlike many of our competitors, we are not dependent on suppliers.
Carl Stahl Kromer is currently made up of three divisions – Industries, Sports and Living. The industrial area is a special focus for us, and commands the largest part of our range of products. The two other divisions show how creative and varied the possible uses of our products are. Spring balancers can be used in the sports and fitness area, fix giant sun sails, or be integrated into innovative cabinet closing systems. The only limit is the imagination.