About Kriwan

History

Company history

In the space of just four decades, KRIWAN has evolved from a ‘hidden champion’ to become a system supplier with a global presence. In the early days we manufactured a small number of devices for protecting compressors and air flow monitoring. Today we offer tailor-made system solutions in our various business areas. Between then and now we have produced many ground-breaking products and we’ve passed numerous milestones along the way.

2014

INTelligence 3.0

Responsive, web-based, flexible. A future-proof basis for every mechanical engineering application and industry in which KRIWAN’s diagnostic equipment is used.
2013

INT10/30 ICEfight wind sensors

ICEfight wind sensors are developed to handle the toughest environmental conditions which present series problems to other manufacturers. Their success is yet another proof of how well KRIWAN can solve problems using ground-breaking technology and high quality.
2012

Expansion of the KRIWAN Test Center

The Test Center is extended in order to meet predicted customer requirements in various areas.

Expansion of KRIWAN Italia

Our fifth foreign subsidiary, KRIWAN Italia, is founded so that we can maintain our position as a  Global Leader / Local Expert by serving compressor  and system manufacturers in Italy.
2010

INT69 Diagnostic

A quantum leap in machine protection is presented at the leading refrigeration trade fair, Chillventa. After 40 years of the INT69 the system is given numerous new features for analysis and diagnosis, as well as additional protective features.
2009

INT280 oil level regulator

KRIWAN launches an electronic oil level regulator onto the market and it attracts lots of global customers.
2008

INT10/30 wind sensors

Drawing on many years of experience from the market, wind sensors are established on a completely new technical platform and are outstandingly well received worldwide, especially for use in wind turbines around the world.
2007

Launch of INT 275 L-INT278 LCA optical level monitoring

There is now a whole family of optical-electronic sensors for monitoring fluids.
2006

Founding of KRIWAN Americas

KRIWAN is now represented in the world’s biggest economy, the United States, in Dayton, 
Ohio, from which it serves key accounts such as Emerson.
2005

Founding of KRIWAN China

A branch office for China was founded in the capital, Beijing, in order to bring German-made products onto the world’s biggest and fastest-growing market.
2004

INT69, microprocessor-based

It’s the inner values that count. That’s why our protection devices are no longer based on analogue switches but on microprocessors. It allows the systems to be adapted even more flexibly to customer needs.
2003

INT1000 climate computer

The successor of the KMS – still with a control panel, but now with the ability to make adjustments at every section.
2001

Founding KRIWAN Austria

A branch office is founded in Austria.
1999

Founding of KRIWAN France

The first KRIWAN subsidiary was founded in France to bring the company closer to customers.

Oil level regulator

Acting as a partner, KRIWAN develops and supplies the heart – the entire electronic system – of an optical-electronic oil level regulator.
1997

Founding of Test Center

Mr. Kriwan recognized the signs of the times. With the spread of electronic components, the need grew to monitor environmental influences and electromagnetic compatibility. That is why the  KRIWAN Test Center was founded. 
1986

INT 220

Engineers at KRIWAN developed a comprehensive compressor protection system; their INT220 was a generation ahead of its time. The ‘descendants’ of this product are called INT69 Diagnostic and were launched worldwide in 2010.
1985

VIT heated mats for operating tables

This solution ensures that the climate remains just right in greenhouses.
1983

INT 800 greenhouse automation

This solution ensures that the climate remains just right in greenhouses.
1977

INT 200 escalator controller

While the company moved in only one direction – upwards – it’s escalator controllers were helping people to move safely and reliably both upwards and downwards in cities like Cologne, Bonn, Berlin, Hamburg, and on the Rhein-Ruhr urban railway. KRIWAN developed the first computerized control system in Germany.
1975

LW 220 air flow monitor

KRIWAN regulates air flow – it is a simple system for measuring air currents.
1969

The first compressor protection device, INT69

Air flow monitoring. Today we offer tailor-made system solutions in our various business areas. Between then and now we have produced many ground-breaking products and we’ve passed numerous milestones along the way.