About us

KUKKO is synonymous with solutions for non-destructive dismantling.

Außenansicht KUKKO Headquarter Hilden

Our mission statement

In order to navigate together into a successful future, we rely on a clear set of goals in which everyone must pull together.

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    We think ahead

    We have a tradition of thinking ahead. Gathering experience, looking ahead, examining what is possible and implementing new things flexibly and quickly. This is how we have created innovative solutions and continuously developed.

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    We are energetic

    We are committed and strong-willed. We embrace change. We solve our customers' problems as flexibly and quickly as possible. We do not shy away from challenges, but tackle them with enthusiasm. We focus on solving the problem.

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    We are trustworthy

    We treat customers, colleagues and employees with respect and appreciation. We take responsibility for our area of responsibility and work carefully. Our customers, business partners and colleagues can rely on us.

Company

What started as a manufactory in the cellar of a residential house on October 1, 1919, is today a globally operating family business in the fourth generation under the leadership of business owner Michael Kleinbongartz. The market leader operates from Hilden with 80 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries worldwide. Today, KUKKO is no longer just a manufacturer of stripping tools, but rather a solution developer who uses know-how and vision to ensure that everything continues to run smoothly for its customers and partners.

A world map with marked KUKKO locations

Locations of K&K Swiss (Holding)

Today we are internationally positioned as a market and innovation leader with a worldwide distribution network. When expanding our markets, we rely on prudence and foresight. Quality always takes precedence over quantity, which is why our expansion strategy is carried out in well-prepared steps and always with mature logistics behind us.

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Our history

No origin, no future.
The developer gene is in our DNA. Since Alfred Kleinbongartz and Emil Kaiser founded the company in 1919, we have launched many innovations and mastered many challenges. We have turned standstill into movement and have always further developed solutions. Strong roots are the basis for our future-oriented and forward-looking way of working.

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    2023

    Digital evolution

    KUKKO is driving digitalization forward. For the first time, the product information system, the ERP system (ProAlpha) are linked with media touchpoints. The new website links these systems and is thus a quantum leap in data quality and design.

    • KUKKO employee in front of screens with various programs
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    2020

    New age 2020

    KUKKO is embarking on a new era of Intelligent Pulling. Thanks to digital communication, products and sales management reach a new level for consulting and service.

    • New age: KUKKO puller hovers over smartphone
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    2019

    Product configurator 2019

    With the launch of the digital product configurator, KUKKO enters a new age of product recommendation

    • The product configurator in use on a workbench
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    2018

    Nomination Iron Award 2018

    Nomination of the 486-1 in the "Innovation" category of the Eisen Awards 2018

    • A KUKKO puller as an exhibit during the hardware fair
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    2016

    Combined heat and power plant 2016

    Start into a green future with the combined heat and power plant

    • KUKKO Green future
    • Interior view of the combined heat and power plant
    • Pressing the start button on the cogeneration unit
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    2003

    Innovation Award 2003

    KUKKO is the winner of the Innovation Award Tool Industry at the Cologne Fair

    • View Innovation Award
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    1996

    Michael Kleinbongartz 1996

    Entry of the fourth generation with Michael Kleinbongartz

    • Portrait Michael Kleinbongartz
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    1980

    Hydraulic puller system 1980

    Introduction of the 844 and 845 hydraulic puller systems, initially to build up the British sales market

    • View of the first hydraulic extractor system
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    1970

    New production hall 1970

    Completion of the new production hall Herderstraße 8 with 1,400 m2 production area

    • Interior view of the production hall from 1970
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    1948

    Products & Patents 1948

    Emil Kaiser gains knowledge from the dialog with the American military, which leads to numerous new product developments and patents.

    • An image of the certificate of registration of the utility model
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    1929

    Geographical significance 1929

    With the incorporation of the district town of Lennep, Remscheid becomes a major city. The company headquarters thus gains geographical importance

    • A group photo of the workforce around 1929
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    2022

    Max Alfred Kleinbongartz 2022

    Entry of the fifth generation with Max Alfred Kleinbongartz

    • Portrait of Max Alfred Kleinbongartz
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    2020

    Showroom Hilden 2020

    The newly opened showroom at the Hilden headquarters promises a new dimension of experience and is a long-term investment in know-how and application advice

    • The new showroom opens in Hilden
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    2019

    100 years KUKKO 2019

    KUKKO celebrates its 100th company anniversary

    • Exterior view of the KUKKO catalog and several components
    • A team photo of the KUKKO employees
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    2016

    Readers Award 2016

    Readers' Award Top score of "very good" for the European

    • The European next to the reader award
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    2012

    Production in Hilden 2012

    Relocation of production from Remscheid to Hilden

    • Bird's eye view of the Hilden plant
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    1998

    Hardware fair 1998

    Trend-setting trade fair appearance at the hardware fair Cologne

    • The KUKKO booth at the hardware fair 1998
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    1981

    Demolition 1981

    Demolition of the old factory building and construction of a new two-story Farbik building in Königstraße

    • Exterior view of the old KUKKO factory building
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    1976

    First trade fair participation 1976

    First trade fair participation in Cologne

    • First KUKKO booth in Cologne
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    1950

    First puller catalog 1950

    First KUKKO puller catalog in DIN A4 format

    • Picture in the first puller catalog
    • Picture in the first puller catalog
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    1931

    Production of honing tools 1931

    Start of the production of honing tools

    • A picture of the production hall where the first pullers were produced
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    1919

    Foundation 1919

    Foundation of the company Kleinbongartz & Kaiser oHG

    • Exterior view of the first K&K plant after its foundation
    • Manufacturing of the first pullers
    • A picture of the first KUKKO puller
    • Portrait of the KUKKO founder
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    Digital evolution

    KUKKO is driving digitalization forward. For the first time, the product information system, the ERP system (ProAlpha) are linked with media touchpoints. The new website links these systems and is thus a quantum leap in data quality and design.

    • KUKKO employee in front of screens with various programs
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    Max Alfred Kleinbongartz 2022

    Entry of the fifth generation with Max Alfred Kleinbongartz

    • Portrait of Max Alfred Kleinbongartz
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    New age 2020

    KUKKO is embarking on a new era of Intelligent Pulling. Thanks to digital communication, products and sales management reach a new level for consulting and service.

    • New age: KUKKO puller hovers over smartphone
  •  Fax symbol

    Showroom Hilden 2020

    The newly opened showroom at the Hilden headquarters promises a new dimension of experience and is a long-term investment in know-how and application advice

    • The new showroom opens in Hilden
  •  Fax symbol

    Product configurator 2019

    With the launch of the digital product configurator, KUKKO enters a new age of product recommendation

    • The product configurator in use on a workbench
  •  Fax symbol

    100 years KUKKO 2019

    KUKKO celebrates its 100th company anniversary

    • Exterior view of the KUKKO catalog and several components
    • A team photo of the KUKKO employees
  •  Fax symbol

    Nomination Iron Award 2018

    Nomination of the 486-1 in the "Innovation" category of the Eisen Awards 2018

    • A KUKKO puller as an exhibit during the hardware fair
  •  Fax symbol

    Readers Award 2016

    Readers' Award Top score of "very good" for the European

    • The European next to the reader award
  •  Fax symbol

    Combined heat and power plant 2016

    Start into a green future with the combined heat and power plant

    • KUKKO Green future
    • Interior view of the combined heat and power plant
    • Pressing the start button on the cogeneration unit
  •  Fax symbol

    Production in Hilden 2012

    Relocation of production from Remscheid to Hilden

    • Bird's eye view of the Hilden plant
  •  Fax symbol

    Innovation Award 2003

    KUKKO is the winner of the Innovation Award Tool Industry at the Cologne Fair

    • View Innovation Award
  •  Fax symbol

    Hardware fair 1998

    Trend-setting trade fair appearance at the hardware fair Cologne

    • The KUKKO booth at the hardware fair 1998
  •  Fax symbol

    Michael Kleinbongartz 1996

    Entry of the fourth generation with Michael Kleinbongartz

    • Portrait Michael Kleinbongartz
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    Demolition 1981

    Demolition of the old factory building and construction of a new two-story Farbik building in Königstraße

    • Exterior view of the old KUKKO factory building
  •  Fax symbol

    Hydraulic puller system 1980

    Introduction of the 844 and 845 hydraulic puller systems, initially to build up the British sales market

    • View of the first hydraulic extractor system
  •  Fax symbol

    First trade fair participation 1976

    First trade fair participation in Cologne

    • First KUKKO booth in Cologne
  •  Fax symbol

    New production hall 1970

    Completion of the new production hall Herderstraße 8 with 1,400 m2 production area

    • Interior view of the production hall from 1970
  •  Fax symbol

    First puller catalog 1950

    First KUKKO puller catalog in DIN A4 format

    • Picture in the first puller catalog
    • Picture in the first puller catalog
  •  Fax symbol

    Products & Patents 1948

    Emil Kaiser gains knowledge from the dialog with the American military, which leads to numerous new product developments and patents.

    • An image of the certificate of registration of the utility model
  •  Fax symbol

    Production of honing tools 1931

    Start of the production of honing tools

    • A picture of the production hall where the first pullers were produced
  •  Fax symbol

    Geographical significance 1929

    With the incorporation of the district town of Lennep, Remscheid becomes a major city. The company headquarters thus gains geographical importance

    • A group photo of the workforce around 1929
  •  Fax symbol

    Foundation 1919

    Foundation of the company Kleinbongartz & Kaiser oHG

    • Exterior view of the first K&K plant after its foundation
    • Manufacturing of the first pullers
    • A picture of the first KUKKO puller
    • Portrait of the KUKKO founder