History

40 years in shape.

Follow the history of the KRUG Group

1972 On setting up the company, Kurt Krug takes the courageous step of laying the foundations for a success story.
1980 KRUG Formenbau is established in Breidenbach with a staff of 7.
1983 Thomas Krug, the elder of the two sons, commences training in the family company and learns his trade as a steel mould maker on the shop floor.
1984 The first 3D workstations are set up, accompanied by testing of injection-moulded tools.
1988 Jochen Krug commences training in the company as a technical draughtsman.
1990 The company grows. And needs more space: a new building offering more than 2,800 square metres of production space is built.
1994 High-speed chipping (HSC technology) is introduced at KRUG Formenbau. That same year, KRUG Kunststofftechnik is established.
2002 KRUG Formenbau acquires the first 5-axis machining centre.
2003 With increasing success, KRUG Kunststofftechnik production space increased by 5,000 square metres.
2004 Still not enough space: another 700 square metres of storage and logistics space is created for KRUG Kunststofftechnik.
2007 The machine park is extended to include a wire cutting machine for heights of up to 450 mm. But growth also needs to be managed – giving rise to an office building offering 450 square metres of space.
2008 Investment in an injection-moulding machine with 13,000 kN closing force.
2009 KRUG Formenbau invests in a second 5-axis machining centre with plate changer.
2012 The KRUG Group celebrates its 40th jubilee with more than 170 employees.
2014 KRUG Formenbau invests in the area of die sinking, enabling machining of 1,200 mm x 1,700 mm.
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