We regretfully announce the death of

Friedrich Kriwan
*January 19, 1935 +June 23, 2015
Founder and Chair of the Advisory Board, the KRIWAN Group
Board member, Friedrich Kriwan Foundation
Sponsor of education, art, and culture
Recipient of the Baden-Württemberg Business Award


We have lost a passionate entrepreneur and engineer who was committed to the values of upstanding moral conduct, responsibility, and social engagement. His life was also typified by great personal modesty and a profound interest in his fellow human beings.

He lived for the company that he founded and its employees, and continued to support it right up until the end. He always endeavored to protect the company’s independence and retain the production site in Forchtenberg. He instructed that, after his death, the entire KRIWAN Group should be transferred to the Friedrich Kriwan Foundation and continue to be run as an independent company as he intended, thus safeguarding the group’s future.

We will miss Friedrich’s experience, wealth of ideas, and friendly manner, and will always remember him fondly.

The Board of Trustees, Advisory Board, Management Board, and employees of the KRIWAN Group

Welcome at KRIWAN Industrie Elektronik,

We are a systems supplier of advanced sensor technology and electronics for the trouble-free operation of machines and systems. We aim to ensure our customers' technological and economic success with our products.

KRIWAN is the worldwide leader in refrigeration compressor sensors and electronics, in temperature sensors for coil protection in electric motors, and in weather sensor systems for cable cars and mobile cranes, among others.