Innovation has been driving us since 1987.
Accompany us as we take a journey through our company’s history. Starting with the idea of founding a company to a globally active specialist in the electrotechnical automation industry.
Foundation of KIMA Gesellschaft für elektronische Steuerungstechnik und Konstruktion mbH on 5 September 1987 by Jürgen Petruschke with 3 freelancer workers.
The company’s first orders were for engineering services, software development and the commissioning of transport systems, palletizers and packaging systems.
The range of products and services was expanded to include the delivery of completely wired switchgear cabinets. A new building with approx. 100 square metres of space was rented for this purpose and the company started producing its own in-house control systems. In the meantime, we had started to use our first CAD system (Caddy from Ziegler) and the number of employees had reached double digits.
Recruitment of the company’s first apprentice. KIMA generates a turnover of 1 million DM for the first time with already 11 employees.
Development of an in-house cement standard with Simatic S5 called “Standard modules for interlinked material transport”.
Construction of a company building at the current headquarters. This building comprised 10 offices and a 225 m³ workshop for the construction of switchgear cabinets. Staff moved into the building in the middle of 1994 and the company had 22 employees at this time.
After a preparation period of around 6 months, TÜV Cert certified KIMA a QMS in accordance with the ISO 9001 standard in April 1996.
The first graduate student at KIMA receives his Dipl. Ing. degree in electrical engineering.
Celebration of the 10th anniversary of the company with an in-house exhibition for numerous customers and employees.
Earlier in the year, the first extension to our company building was completed. The KIMA team now comprises more than 24 employees.
Siemens Solution Provider Certification.
We are now a certified “Siemens Solution Partner” for the areas of automation, HMI, Simatic Net and PCS7 with a focus on HMI Specialist and Industry Partner Water/Waste Water.
A new building for switchgear production and additional offices were built. Staff moved into them in January 2000. The number of employees has now risen to 38.
Delivery of the first cement plant including medium-voltage technology to Bangladesh.
Siemens Solution Partner Certification
Additional offices were built and then occupied above the social rooms in the assembly hall.
KIMA now has 50 employees.
The new hall that was purchased in 2006 is converted into a mechanical processing centre for our switchgear cabinet production; a training workshop for apprentices was also built. Construction of an office wing adjoining the hall began at the end of the year.
The new 2-story office wing was completed in May. The inauguration ceremony was held in June.
KIMA announced the delivery of more than 100 switch panels for medium-voltage switchgears.
Certification as a Siemens HMI (Human Machine Interface) Specialist.
Certification with the Data Protection Seal from DESAG
Receipt of the UL Certificate of Compliance for deliveries from the North American market.
KIMA celebrates its 25th anniversary and now has 74 employees, including 24 electrical engineers, 18 master electricians and technicians, 16 skilled tradesmen, 2 computer scientists, 8 office clerks and 6 apprentices.
Siemens Solution Partner Certification for SIMATIC PCS 7 Process Control Systems
Certification according to ISO 27001 and “Siemens Industrial Partner for Water and Waste Water”
Conversion of the warehouse into a new workshop, as well as the conversion of the workshop into additional office space.
Acron System Partner
Siemens Partner for “Industrial Strength Networks”
Expansion of the new workshop building
Certification according to ISO 45001 for health and safety in the workplace
New construction of an additional warehouse at the site in Gronau
KIMA Austria moves into new offices and switchgear cabinet construction workshop in St. Valentin, Austria.
Appointment of authorized representative Andreas Boyer as additional managing director and appointment of Stefan Kauling as additional authorized representative.
Installation of a multi-level warehouse in combination with a new automated material flow for faster order processing and reduced delivery times at our main branch in Epe.