300 Years of Tradition
Forging is not learned by theory; it needs years of experience. Our experience goes back 300 years, but until 1980 it was only used for hand tools. And by then it was realised that this market would continue to diminish for high-end manufacturers. Instead of fighting a losing battle, it was decided to also offer our forging skills to the industry. Thus KRENHOF was born as a drop forge maser and since then it has been consistently developed. At that time, 117 employees forged 1,000 tonnes of steel per annum; whereas nowadays 280 people produce 27,000 tonnes.
Today, through global suppliers such as MAGNA, our forgings are found in almost every make of premium car. DOKA formwork technology takes us to construction sites all over the world, while there is hardly an MAN bus or truck running without a few of our components. The component supply sector now accounts for 95% of turnover, with most of it going to the automotive industry.
The remaining 5% is still produced as hand tools. Click on the button and find out for yourself!
Through global suppliers such as MAGNA our forgings are found in almost every make of premium car.