Company > History

A brief overview of our success story

1979

Corporate founding of Erba Kälte GmbH in Sindelfingen, 85 sqm. Business Divisions: Production of special units, system construction.

1980

Company expansion in the upper suburb of Sindelfingen.

1982

Company relocated to Böblingen-Dagersheim. Expansion through the new Distribution Division (Aspera, Dorin, Castel), 850 sqm.

1986

Relocation of the company to Magstadt in company business premises (Erba I), 1450 sqm.

1987

Leasing of 800 sqm in Magstadt.

1991

Further expansion of the company in Magstadt, 3000 square meters (Erba II).

1992

Founding of the subsidiary Flo Ice GmbH.

1995

IKK-Umweltpreis des VDKF für eine neue Technologie/ Geräteserie für
pumpfähiges Wasser-Eis-Gemisch (Binäreis).

1996

First market launch of the Frequency-Regulated Compressor Control with Dorin / Kimo in Germany (cpc technology).

2001

Introduction of quality management

2006

New Erba-coolpack program.

2009

30 years of Erba Kälte GmbH.

2010

Start of series production with units for natural refrigerants (fast food chains).

2012

Expansion of the business areas with natural refrigerants in the field of medicine & laboratory technology.

2016

Expansion of the gastro and catering business area with natural refrigerants.

2017

Large order (2500 pcs.) with filled systems - R290 is used as a natural refrigerant.

2018

Acquisition of a fully automatic evacuation and filling system for natural refrigerants.

2019

Development of a cascade with natural refrigerants. (R290 Propane + R170 Ethane)

2020

Digitisation - Erba Kälte accelerates industrial production.

2021

Lars Kratzenberg (Owner and Managing Director) takes over Erba Kälte from company founder Erwin Backes on 01.01.2021.