Carl Stahl Kromer

The Carl Stahl Kromer company

Carl Stahl Kromer is a family-owned 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.

The Carl Stahl Kromer company

Our policy – what is truly important to us

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.

Company management policy statementon quality and environmental policy

Three criteria form the pillars of our corporate behavior:

  • Our staff is the foundation of our company.
  • The satisfaction of our customers is the foundation of our success.
  • Environmental protection is the basis for the existence of our society.

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:

  • maintain the company and its capacity in the long term;
  • increase innovativeness, thus enhancing competitiveness;
  • optimize economic behavior in all departments;
  • optimally improve the quality of products and processes; and
  • increase customer orientation in all business activities.

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

Our policy – what is truly important to us

Quality and customer satisfaction are our top priority

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.

Quality and customer satisfaction

Our product range

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.

Our product range

Carl Stahl Kromer history

1868
1868
In Neustadt in the Black Forest, the merchant Carl Kromer and his brother Theodor, founded company that dealt with equipment for the watchmaking industry and the manufacture of castles.
1873
1873
For his innovative products in the field of lock industry, Theodor Kromer and Cie received the highest award in the industry at a world exhibition in Vienna.
1917
1917
Design and development of spring balancers and zero gravity balancers in the former MM class with up to 60 kg load capacity. The production technology allowed only constructions made of solid castings or sheet steel parts.
1924
1924
Expansion of the product range of weight compensators to weight load capacities of up to 136 kilograms. Weight load range for the spring trains: 0.5 kg to 5 kg. First use of a spring break safety device.
1928
1928
1928 died Theodor Kromer, a pioneer in the field of lock industry, almost ninety years, without direct descendants.
1929
1929
Although there were great economic difficulties in those days, Ing. Otto Sellin bought the company Theodor Kromer in April 1929 and continued to transform it into a GmbH in the sense of the founder.
1944
1944
In a bomb attack on November 27, 1944, the main plant in Freiburg was destroyed more than 90%.
The clearing work, which began on the day after the destruction under the direction of Otto Sellin, bears witness to the tenacity and creative power of the company.
1949
1949
It was not until 1949 - due to the consequences of the war - that entrepreneurship was able to develop freely again. Tough work made it possible to revive business connections in Germany and abroad.
1956
1956
Renewal of the production facilities for the production of Kromer weight balancers.
This measure accelerated the manufacturing process by up to 20%.
1972
1972
From 1972 - 1976: Complete overhaul and modernization of all Kromer spring balancers and weight balancers. By using modern plastics, the weight of the devices could be partially reduced by more than 60%.
1996
1996
Patent submission of the world's only high-security double-cable balancer type 7248. By using a second rope, the crash of the load can be prevented without external accessories in the event of a possible breakage of the suspension cable. The market launch of the new product took place one year later.
2000
2000
Another important milestone in the company's history was the takeover of the Handling Technology Division by the international operating Carl Stahl Group and the transfer to Carl Stahl Kromer GmbH in November 2000. Carl Stahl GmbH is also a family-run company from the Swabian town of Süßen (near Göppingen) engaged in the manufacture and sale of high quality steel wire ropes and equipment for handling loads.
2011
2011
Carl Stahl Kromer is growing steadily: 27 percent more sales and 35 percent more new orders than in the previous year. The square was also narrow in the Freiburg building, which is why the company moved in 2011 in the larger Gottenheimer new building.
2015
2015
Another milestone: Re-certification to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001:
The successful application of a quality and environmental management system was again confirmed by the certification body of TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH in February 2015.
2017
2017
Very satisfied and a little bit proud as well, Kromer looks back and celebrates his 100th birthday in the production of zero gravity balancers and spring balancers.
Power
Power
Reliability and longevity of the products guarantee a steady and high performance.
Safety
Safety
More security through constant inspection checks. Only manufacturer with GS certification. Safe handling of the products.
Precision
Precision
Specially designed for very sensitive work. Ensures high precision in daily work.
Simplicity
Simplicity
Everything from a single source thanks to a comprehensive product range. Modular design of the devices. Easy and fast maintenance.
Quality
Quality
CSK products are manufactured to the highest quality standards. CSK is the worldwide quality leader.
Made in Germany
Made in Germany
Exemplary example of the value concept "Made in Germany". Quality thinking is always in the focus.
Tradition
Tradition
Pioneer in spring balancers and zero gravity balancers. Oldest manufacturer and inventor of spring balancers.
Service
Service
Highest demand for service before and after the purchase. Fast spare parts delivery and repair of the products.
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