KRENN - Our history

The Albert KRENN tool factory in Neusäß near Augsburg in Bavaria was founded in 1947 to manufacture technical springs. Shortly after the company was founded, manual bolt cutters were developed alongside the technical springs. These were initially sold for the company's own use and eventually also through specialist dealers.
Our market-wide innovation were the steel cutters with the innovative "three-edge interchangeable blade", which are still sold today and were developed by the company founder. Our market-wide innovation was the steel cutters with the innovative "three-edge interchangeable blade", which are still sold today and were developed by the company founder.

In the 1970s, we concentrated our production on cutting tools. Over the decades, we expanded the steel cutter range with sophisticated tools and equipment, so that today we offer all types of cutting equipment with different drives: manual, electro-hydraulic with mains connection or battery drive, hydraulic and pneumatic. Since 2015, the high-quality hydraulic KX steel cutters, straighteners and test presses have also been part of the KRENN range. Founded in 1935 in Homberg, Germany, KAMAX is a global technology leader in the manufacture of high-strength fasteners for the automotive industry and has been producing hydraulic cutting tools, straighteners and test presses since 1954. In order to focus on its core business, the company decided to hand over the "steel cutters and test presses" division to KRENN, which took place on May 1, 2015.

KRENN presents the most versatile range of steel cutters in Europe and cuts construction steel, wire, chains, packaging straps, threaded rods, tensioning strands, spring steel, wire ropes and steel-reinforced cables. Our customers include the specialist trade, the construction industry and the wire-producing and wire-processing industry at home and abroad.

From spring manufacturer to specialist for steel cutters - a journey through time

Founding 1947

The company is founded by Albert Krenn Sr. in Augsburg for the manufacture of technical springs. Support from his wife Centa.


Start of production of manual bolt cutters with interchangeable three-edged blades. Distribution via specialist dealers


Move to the newly constructed company buildings in Neusäß near Augsburg.


Product launch of the hydraulic steel cutter. First presentation at the Hannover Messe.


Albert Krenn Jr. takes over the company and concentrates on cutting tools.


Product launch of the pneumatic steel cutter developed by Krenn.


Product launch of the electro-hydraulic steel cutter. Strengthening of sales to the wire industry.


KRENN presents itself for the first time at the "WIRE" in Düsseldorf.


Product launch of the hydraulic battery-powered steel cutter, the first of its kind in Europe.


KRENN celebrates its 50th anniversary.


Strengthening the business area for products that are developed according to customer requirements.


Takeover of the "steel cutters, straighteners and test presses" division of KAMAX.


Setting a course for the future. The third generation comes on board: Markus Krenn becomes a partner and managing director.


KRENN celebrates its 70th anniversary.


Further development of hydraulic testing presses - new testing machine is delivered to the world's leading steel manufacturer.

KRENN has a lot to offer

We are THE specialist for cutting steel and offer our special service in addition to our wide range of steel cutters:

  • Product presentation as well as competent and individual advice on site
  • Development, testing and production of customized solutions
  • Fast spare parts supply and reliable repair service

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