Founding of Bread and Cracker Factory
Andreas Kremmling Junior (1844 – 1930) joins his father’s company as a certified baker and expands production to one of the strongest bakeries in the county.
Otto Kremmling (1876 – 1954) – Founder of
Otto Kremmling’s long research and developing work is honored by granting the patent 265 960 for a dough separator. Many additional patents follow and Otto Kremmling’s machines are seen as a sensational innovation in the industry. International patents in Europe and the United States are granted.
After the struggles of World War I Otto Kremmling applies his invention and development to rotary molders, depositors and egg wash devices and other accessories which results in more than 100 international patents. Directorship of the bread and biscuit factory is given by him to his wife.
Foundation of OKA-Spezialmaschinenfabrik. Because the manufacturing of their machines under licenses has not given the desired capacity and flexibility, Otto Kremmling and his employees start to begin machinery production in the workshop of the bread and biscuit factory.
After receiving a degree in machine building and design Otto Kremmling’s son Otto Aribert Kremmling (1906 – 1972) joins the company as a field installer and sales person.
OKA machines reach world wide acknowledgement and Otto Kremmling is proud to announce OKA-Spezialmaschinenfabrik to be one of the world leaders for bakery machines.
After World War II Otto Aribert Kremmling relocates together with his wife Elisabeth (1913-1995) and his parents to Darmstadt. Starting with literally nothing they begin to rebuild the factory under primitive circumstances in a small shop in a barn.
SAt the Hanover Exhibition in April 1950 the first post-war OKA machine is presented and during the exhibition a total of 10 machines is sold directly on the booth.
The Depositor Type STA is introduced being one of the fundaments of the new factory. Otto Aribert Kremmling and his wife Elisabeth put all their energy in the expansion of the company in the new location Darmstadt.
The development of the depositor Type TBA is an additional milestone in the design of confectionery machines.
The third product line is introduced – the rotary molder type STF for the bakery production.
Upon Otto Aribert Kremmling’s death, the machinery factory continues under the lead of his wife Elisabeth Kremmling supported by the children Anna-Dorothée, Andreas and Aribert Kremmling.
The first fully automatic computer-controlled depositor is introduced beginning the new age for modern high-tech machines.
The entrepreneur Elisabeth Kremmling dies. She was the driving force in the expansion and the success of the company. Her sons Andreas and Aribert Kremmling assume the management.
The brothers Andreas and Aribert Kremmling and her sister Anna-Dorothee Donhöffner retire step by step from the active business and in family tradition are passing it over to their children. They continue to be available with their experience for consulting and supporting the next generation in order to assure a smooth and successful continuation of the company.
2000 until 2005
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