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History KSI

1959 From the earliest beginnings, the KSI company was founded on July 1, 1959 by Klaus Stahl as a pickling and polishing workshop on the parental property.
1968 With the relocation to its present location and a rapid expansion could now begin mass production of sheet metal by casting technique.
1971 A milestone in the company's history was the commissioning of the widest coil coating line in the world. This painting technique is still one of the mainstays of the company - now several times improved and modified.
In the same year, a wet painting plant for aluminum and steel parts was put into operation - to this day we are one of the leading wet paint finishers of facades in the Federal Republic and beyond.
1976 A new era begins: As one of the first companies in Germany, industrial powder coating of aluminum for components was started.
1989 The construction of a cathodic dip coating (KTL) plant with upstream zinc phosphating and subsequent powder coating significantly expanded the range offered. Renowned automobile manufacturers and suppliers are among our customers.
1993 The construction of a high-bay warehouse with 2,500 parking spaces to facilitate the picking and expansion of storage facilities.
1994 The existing powder coating plant will be replaced by a new large-scale plant that meets all the requirements of the market.
On November 21, 1994, the company founder Klaus Stahl is awarded the French Order Chevalier de l 'Ordre National du Merite due to the 25-year cooperation with the company Pechiney.
2005 Expansion of the service portfolio with another method, pad printing. In the meantime, two systems are available here to provide painted serial parts with a logo print.
2005 Superstructure of a storage area of 3,000 m² for dry storage of coated parts with crane system for loading / unloading.
2009 Construction of a two-storey workshop to expand the production area for upstream and downstream process steps.
2015 Procurement of a new machine for pad printing
2019 Construction of a new and modern cathodic dip coating (KTL) plant
today In the meantime, 5,000,000 m² of surface are coated annually on an area of 37,000 m² (of which 17,000 m² production area) in 4 production areas with 165 employees and a material input of 500 tonnes of paint. KTL, powder coating, pad printing and coil coating.