Michael Hartel new customer advisor for Southern Germany

It’s an important news for the specialist retailers from Southern Germany: Michael Hartel is the new customer advisor for KSI Filtertechnik in Bayern and Baden-Württemberg.

In the upcoming weeks Hartel (44), who is an long-time experienced salesman of compressed air technology and lives in Dillingen upon Donau, is getting to know his region by visiting his new business partners. Therefore he is accompanied by Heino Haegermann, head of sales department, and his new colleague Markus Meier.

We wish our partners and our new colleague Mr. Hartel a good cooperation and a successful future!

Michael Hartel
Sales agency South (zip codes 70000-98999)
M    +49 1520 6792541
F     +49 2154 89108 282

Petra Rosenberg celebrating 20 years at KSI

For many customers, and especially for the long-time customers, her name has got a very close connection to the KSI: Petra Rosenberg. Managing Director Holger Krebs has now awarded the sales employee for her a 20-year tenure of office.

“Our company exists 22 years now, and Mrs Rosenberg witnessed and shaped the history in a decisive manner for 20 years now”, explains Holger Krebs. “With her long-term experience, and her good relations to our customers, Petra Rosenberg is an integral part of KSI. Thanks alot!”

KSI establishes new “KSI LLC” in Kosovo

Looking forward to a successful cooperation: Holger Krebs (l.) and Bekim Gashi.

The KSI company from Willich, Germany, adds a new milestone to its more than two decades lasting history: Managing director Holger Krebs and his businesspartner Bekim Gashi establish the new KSI LLC in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo. In the future, Pristina is the basis for bringing KSI products to the Balkan states such as Kosovo, Serbia, Albania,  Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

“We are very happy and proud to take this new, important step”, explains managing director Holger Krebs. “It was really much work to be done for us. Many meetings in Pristina and in Willich, and many arrangements… But suddenly, everything went very fast”, says Krebs.

The new subsidiary KSI LLC in Kosovo is now the next mainstay of the KSI Filtertechnik. Before that, the owner-managed family company from Willich has already established subsidiaries in the Czech Republic, in England and the Netherlands.

KSI assumes sponsorship for horse Pinot Grigio on Gut Aiderbichl

Pinot Grigio

KSI Filtertechnik is now the sponsor of the 19-year-old Hannoverian stallion Pinot Grigio, who is based at Gut Aiderbichl near Salzburg. KSI Managing Director Holger Krebs and his family signed for this during their visit at Gut Aiderbichl, which gave name to several well-known animal courts of grace in German-speaking countries.

“Our entire family is really impressed by the great work that is done there for the animals! This really goes straight to the heart, how they take care of the many animals of different breeds and species”, describes Holger Krebs his impressions.

The history of Pinot Grigio exemplifies so many animals that have found a new home on Gut Aiderbichl. When the Hannoverian was diagnosed with a heart defect, the 1.96 m tall stallion was suddenly no longer suitable for his dressage stall. So his rider, at the same time veterinarian, took care of the accommodation on Gut Aiderbichl. And there the Krebs family became aware of the black horse.

More information: www.gut-aiderbichl.com

New photo series shows impressions from the HannoverFair

It was a lot of work to prepare the KSI’s booth at the HannoverFair for the visitors in time. And the result is … awesome 😉

Ready for the HannoverFair 2017

The KSI team is ready for an inspiring and successful week at the HannoverFair. The booth looks awesome, and everything is prepared for our customers, partners and future customers.

Visit us at our booth in Hall 26, stand B59!

KSI prepares for the Hannover Fair

Since a few weeks KSI Filtertechnik is enthusiastically preparing for the coming Hannover Fair from 24th to 28th April. The whole staff and the management look forward excitedly to this important highlight.

In cause of the importance of that fair we already updated all brochures and product data sheets. Please find them in the download section of our website. In addition, we created a new page with special information for your visit at our booth in Hannover. Come to KSI at Comvac 2017!

Lukas Krebs completes the family business

The KSI Filtertechnik now is a completed family business: Since the youngest family member joined the company, the whole Krebs family is working at KSI. Father Holger, mother Heike and both sons Mirko and Lukas.

Holger Krebs, head of both the familiy and the company, defines family business a little bit different than others. Usually, in family companies the lead is handed over from generation to generation. But at KSI the complete family is already working together. Heike Krebs works at the accounting, and both sons get to know the company in parallel to the course of their studies. „My sons have been free to choose and plan their career“, describes Holger Krebs. „Now I am very lucky and proud that both decided to study industrial engineering, so they get a very deep insight of the KSI’s daily business already at university.“

Proud father with his sons: Holger Krebs in between Mirko (l.) and Lukas.
Proud father with his sons: Holger Krebs in between Mirko (l.) and Lukas.


When not being at the library or enjoying some leisure time, Lukas and Mirko stay at the company site in Willich. They create and update price lists, brochures, product data sheets, all in English and German language. „By working on these printed brochures we get to know each department of KSI. The construction, the assembly, and even the sales department – that does not become stale at all“, explains Lukas Krebs.

At the moment Mirko, the older brother, is doing a practical semester. Soon he will finish his studies at the well-known technical university in Aachen; the topic for his bachelor thesis: compressed air technology. Afterwards he wants to get his master’s degree.

Lukas, the younger one, is standing at the very beginning of his university career. He studies industrial engineering at the technical college of Düsseldorf.

Revival of the KSI training programs

The revival of the training program for the trade partners of KSI Filtertechnik provides a great resonance. And since the first course in early September in Willich was a complete success and the second date at the end of November is already fully booked, the KSI prepares further training sessions in the coming year.

KSI trainings center
KSI trainings center

Even the very latest feedback shows that good mixing and presentation of the training content and the special practical view are the key to success. Accordingly, the training is designed to inform and educate company holders as well as technical managers, service managers and salesmen.

At the KSI headquarters in Willich the lessons take place in the specially equipped, 300 m2 large KSI training center, where every imaginable service situation can be simulated at the installed compressed air systems. In addition, the training can also be carried out directly at the customer.

KSI aims to send invitations to coming training programs soon. If you are interested in training at your company, please send an email to mail@ksi.eu.


Thomas Peinemann is leading the export department

KSI Filtertechnik used the holiday period actively and faced new challenges. These challenges are now tackled with substantial impact which is twofold: strategically and personnel wise.

Thomas Peinemann
Thomas Peinemann

The personnel enhancement is realized by Thomas Peinemann, who is leading export department starting September. He is following Dirk Schreiber, who left the company. Holger Krebs, managing director of KSI Filtertechnik, explains: „We could get a real expert for the head position of the export department, whom we know well from other successful cooperation in the past. We are gping to intensify our efforts in this field.“

Thomas Peinemann has many years of experience in managing companies, sales and marketing and material management in international companies e.g. Schneider Electric to to strengthen KSI strategically.

Form now on Thomas Peinemann, Olga Kniaziewicz and Jennifer Schuster are your contact for export.

Please find his contact details right here.