TRADITION IS OUR MISSION
Our production is based on long experience in machine building and design. We know the engineering and the industry as well, if not better, than hardly any other company. Six generations of family-business under the same ownership assures a continuity unique in the industry. We are machine-builders from the heart – tradition is our mission.
Our high percentage of designers and engineers in the workforce offers the best environment for innovations which are technically substantiated and – most important – market focused. Our experience has been the basis for OKA innovations which have become industry standards. Being experts at machine construction does not limit us on the technical aspects. We can draw from a long experience of recipe development and know-how to achieve your final product.
Tradition means to be in unity – with our customers.
OKA’s sixth generation of the founding family, as well as every single employee, is committed to the company and has a high standard to provide first-class, quality work. OKA’s employees are the backbone of the company as is their know-how. This is proven every day.
+ We are highly motivated to convert your individual needs to flexible solutions.
+ Our promises and delivery times are kept 100% – without compromise.
+ Our skilled service team is always available: globally – 24 hours – 7 days a week.
+ We guarantee – opposite to industry standards – the availability of spare parts and other services through-out the lifetime of the machine.
Founding of bread and cracker factory A. KREMMLING in Hamersleben / East-Germany by Andreas Kremmling Senior (1818 – 1897).
Otto Kremmling (1876 – 1954)– The later founder of “Otto Kremmling OKA-Spezialmaschinenfabrik“ follows family tradition by joining his father’s company as a baker. In 1914 he is granted the first patent 265 960 for a dough separator. Over 100 additional technology leading patents will follow.
After receiving a degree in machine building and design, Otto Kremmling’s son, Otto Aribert Kremmling (1906 – 1972), joins the company as a field engineer and sales person.
After World War II Otto Aribert Kremmling re locates to Darmstadt together with his wife Elisabeth (1913 – 1995) and his parents.
An old factory is purchased and remodeled as a modern machinery factory in Darmstadt-Eberstadt.
Upon Otto Aribert Kremmling’s death, the factory continues under the leadership of his widow, Elisabeth Kremmling, supported by their children Anna-Dorothée, Andreas and Aribert Kremmling.
The brothers, Andreas and Aribert Kremmling, and sister, Anna-Dorothée Donhöffner, gradually retire from the active business and pass it on to the sixth generation. Matthias Drees, Ivica Lopin and Lars Schill are appointed as managing directors and take over full responsibility for the company.
160 years after it’s foundation, OKA has re-positioned itself to a modern solution provider. Manufacturing capabilities have been expand ed significantly.