Kostwein Gruppe

Company

The family-owned company exists now already for 90 years and is managed in third generation by Hans Kostwein, Heinz Kostwein and Ulrike Schrott-Kostwein.

History



  • 1921

    Johann and Adolfine Kostwein founded a locksmith`s shop in Klagenfurt producing cooling compressors.


    1946

    Production of woodworking machines


    1948

    After the death of her husband Adolfine Kostwein continued with the operation of the company together with her sons Hermann and Wilhelm.


    1956

    Start with supplier industry – first customer EVG Entwicklungs- und Verwertungsgesellschaft mbH.


    1963

    Transformation into Kostwein KG


    1968

    Production and assembly of milk packing machines


    1970

    New construction of today`s headquarters building: Berthold-Schwarz-Strasse Klagenfurt (80 employees). The strategic decision to act only as sub-supplier for complete units was taken

  • 1971

    Award of coat of arms of Klagenfurt


    1974

    The third generation starts its work.


    1979

    Acquisition of the company Peter Zimmer (St. Stefan/Lavanttal). Foundation of the company Kostwein & Petritsch


    1981

    Award of national coat of arms of Austria


    1982

    Monforts participates in the company Kostwein & Petritsch. Transfer of the production of textile dryers to St. Stefan.


    1985

    The successful cooperation with Monforts in the field of textile machinery is being transferred also to the field of tool machines and the Joint Venture MNC-Maschinenfabrik is founded.


    1988

    Foundation and construction of company TOP.

    Acquisition of company Napetschnig (Völkermarkt)

  • 1992

    Change of the corporate form Kostwein KG into a GmbH (limited company)


    1993

    Acquisition of company Micro Precis (Unterbergen)


    1998

    ISO certification ISO:9002


    2000

    Foundation of Kostwein Proizvodnja Strojeva d.o.o. – Transfer of company shares into private foundations.


    2001

    Start of production at Kostwein Proizvodnja Strojeva d.o.o.

    Reorganization of the company and foundation of Kostwein Holding GmbH.

    National winner “Best family-owned company of Austria” (nation-wide competition).

    Start with World Class Manufacturing.


  • 2002

    New construction of testing hall Ratzendorf


    2005

    Selling of the Montex shares.

    Corporate merger of Kostwein Maschinenbau and Kostwein Precis at Klagenfurt.

    Partial transfer of the assembly to the location Unterbergen.


    2006

    Export Winner of Carinthia


    2007

    Reconstruction Kostwein Schweißtechnik


    2008

    Austrian National Award – best apprenticeship training company


    2009

    New foundation Kostwein India together with Trützschler Group


    2010

    Certificate for ISO:14001


    2011

    Granted with the Carinthian Arm, 90 years Kostwein


  • 2012

    Awards „Austria’s Best Family-Run Company“ and „Austria’s Most Efficient Factory“ (audited by the Fraunhofer Institute)


    2014


    May:

    Award "Great Place to Work 2014" as best employer in Carinthia - awarded by "Great Place to Work® Austria"


    June:

    Award of "Carinthian Exportwinner 2014" in the category of most successful big company - awarded by the Austrian Economic chambers


    "Hidden Champion 3.0" for appreciation of great service for the austrian export economy - awarded by the Austrian Economic chambers


    September:

    Merging of Kostwein Maschinenbau, Kostwein Schweißtechnik & Kostwein Montagetechnik to Kostwein Maschinenbau


    November:

    Award "ALC 2014: Best Big Player in Carinthia"


  • 2015


    February:

    Carinthian Apprentice of the year 2014


    April:

    Award "EFQM - Recognised for Excellence 5-Stars"


    June:

    Award "National Award of Company Quality"


    2016


    March:

    Best training company in Austria


    November:

    Winner of the austrian Apprentice Competition


    Overall winner "Most efficient Factory 2016"


    National Champion in CNC-milling


    December:

    Award for Kostwein India - Regional export award
    TOP EXPORTER in the category of SILVER TROPHY - SMALL ENTERPRISE

  • 2017


    February:

    Award - Carinthian Mentor of the year

    Mechanical Engineering Ranking Austria – 6th (Industrial magazine Factory)


    March:

    Award for Kostwein India -
    National Award for receiving highest export incentive


    July:

    Austria's best Employer: 6th (Economy magazine trend)


    2018


    February:

    Award „Zlatna Kuna“ for our croatian establishment


    May:

    Award „Star Performer Award“ for our indian establishment


    June:

    Award „Carinthian Exportprize“


    October:

    Award „Anton-Benya“ for outstanding apprenticeships