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KRAFT CURING

A Passion for Concrete

Without concrete, the world would not be what it is today. Concrete, as a building material, means growth, stability, and quality of life. We at KRAFT CURING supply curing technologies and equipment for controlled hardening of concrete. Our systems control the concrete curing process with a precisely calculated amount of heat and humidity. Thus, not only do we provide our valued customers with the means to achieve significantly higher quality, more consistent, faster and more cost-effective production, but we also considerably simplify their work processes.

KRAFT CURING

Custom Concrete Curing Solutions

Custom concrete curing system design is particularly important to us because we know: concrete producers are individualists. Our understanding of the chemical process known as hydration and the affect of heat and humidity on this process enables us to develop individual solutions that are tailored to the needs of our customers. And with success: throughout our history we have installed over 1,000 concrete curing systems around the world – each one as unique as our customers!

Ever

wonder...

... how exactly we design and manufacture curing systems at KRAFT CURING?


Fearless reporter Dennis pays a visit to KRAFT CURING in Lindern, Germany. What he finds will surely interest you – bespoke designed and assembled equipment. And another interesting fact: Concrete doesn't dry, it hardens!

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The Company

Our vision


We are dedicated to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of accelerated concrete curing while increasing product strength, aesthetics and durability in order to support our customers' success.

Mission


We will manufacture the highest quality concrete curing systems available worldwide.
We will provide exceptional service before the sale, during installation and commissioning and throughout the life of the system.
We strive to make innovations to the concrete production process that will positively affect the final cured product.

Values


We are responsible to our stakeholders: valued customers, employees, suppliers, agents and investors as well as to our community and the environment. We believe that ethics, passion, respect, hard work, quality, value and prudence are characteristics of a successful organization and we strive to be that successful organization.

Beginning in the USA


Vapor curing systems were advanced by KRAFT in the early 1990s in Northern America resulting in a reduction in energy costs associated with curing concrete using a boiler by up to 60%. In the mid 1990s KRAFT introduced the direct-fired vapor technology to Europe where it was further developed and introduced to the global concrete industry.

Germany

In the late 1990s the practice of air circulation and exhaust and the related benefits became evident. In many instances, off-the-shelf ventilators and air duct system could not handle the harsh environment found in the concrete industry. KRAFT – having tried off-the-shelf components which failed and disappointed us and our customers began designing and manufacturing bespoke radial ventilators, valves, dampers and ducting – learning much over the years.

A new century

By 2005 curing systems capable of operating at far lower humidity than vapor or even offering drying capabilities became very popular for curing concrete pavers, roof tiles, precast and prestress architectural walls. The popularity of the KRAFT QUADRIX®, CONVECT-AIR® and THERMALCURE® systems coupled with a high level of construction led to an enormous surge in activity in the field of concrete curing.

2009 marked the year in which KRAFT completed its largest curing project to date with the completion of the curing facilities for the manufacturing of the cement-coated natural gas supply submarine pipeline in the Baltic Sea, now operating and known as Nord Stream.

In 2013 KRAFT again advanced the area of concrete curing in two ways. First, the introduction of the QUADRIX® II concrete curing system at BAUMA provides the most consistent curing environment available in the industry today while concurrently reducing air velocity in the curing environment. Second, the introduction of a DIY air circulation system in order to provide an economically attainable air circulation for higher quality concrete in regions around the World that are currently developing markets for decorative concrete products.

2013 also saw KRAFT CURING SYSTEMS expand its scope of supply by incorporating a line of flexible retractable curing enclosures for precast, prestress concrete elements and concrete pipe as well as its own line of curing racks for the storage of concrete blocks, pavers and curbs during the curing process. The addition of these products allowed KRAFT to better control the design, quality, supply and installation aspects of these product lines. KRAFT CURING's design approach of both the retractable curing enclosures and curing racks incorporated successful features of existing designs with experience gained on the curing process side while eliminating complexity and unnecessary cost.

Recent Developments


KRAFT CURING is focused on three strategic goals:


  • In order to maintain our high level of growth; hire technicians, engineers and professional management as well as provide additional skills training to our employees in order to continue providing professional project management, installation and after sales customer service to our valued customers;
  • Focus on the internet, disruptive technology and frugal innovation in order to better serve emerging economies investing heavily in infrastructure;

  • Add new complimentary products and services that align with our core, vision, mission and values in order to better serve the needs of the international precast concrete industry.


Currently, KRAFT CURING employs 40 full-time people, located in offices in the USA and Germany, servicing over 1,000 curing systems worldwide.