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Our history

Krickl Waagen Systeme GmbH, or KWS for short, is an Austrian company based in Stockerau.

KWS plans, develops and produces vehicle-mounted weighing systems and identification systems. These are sold throughout Europe.

KWS is one of the pioneers of mobile weighing. Herbert Krickl, the managing director, has been involved in the field since 1991. KWS has also been a manufacturer since 2001.

Since standing still means going backwards for KWS, we are constantly developing the mobile weighing systems. The focus is on the needs of the customers and adapting to official regulations.

All of our certified solutions have been developed with a customer application in mind and are continuously optimized.

 

Based on our ISO9001:2015 quality management system certification, we meet our customers' high quality and reliability requirements.

  • 1991-2001: Development and market launch of vehicle-mounted weighing by Herbert Krickl

  • 2001: KWS-KG founded

  • 2004: Conversion of KWS into a limited liability company

  • 2005: Certification according to ISO 9001:2000

  • 2006: Authority to determine conformity of weighing systems in the EC obtained

  • 2008: Awarded the "Karl Ritter von Ghega Innovation Prize"

  • 2009: NMI certification CE117 for conformity assessment for non-automatic weighing instruments (NAWI)

  • 2009: Move to the new company building in Stockerau

  • 2009: RFID for small and large containers tested for series production

  • 2014: NMI certification CE230 for the determination of conformity for automatic weighing instruments (AWI)

  • 2017: Approval of measuring bodies: HK05, HK06, HK13 and HK685

  • 2018: Approval of the IT3 weighing terminal for vehicle-mounted applications

  • 2018: Market launch of the dynamic bulk weigher DYWA

  • 2020: Market launch of the Control V1 process calculation module

  • 2022: Municipal fleet equipment with RFID identification system and BT data connection

  • 2023: Launch of Remote Control V6

  • 2023: Retirement of Herbert Krickl and handover of management to Emanuela Krickl

  • 2024: Start of development of weighing data cloud (webspace)

‘Often, when we think we have reached the end of something, we are already at the beginning of something new’

It is with a wistful but also fulfilled heart that I have made the decision to take my well-deserved retirement. After many years of joint work and success, I am handing over the management of Krickl Weighing Systems GmbH to my wife, Emanuela Krickl. Mr Mathias Müller will take over my duties with immediate effect.

The development of on-board weighing began in 1991, when I developed the HK01 load cell especially for truck-mounted scales, which made the system interesting for the market.

When I founded KWS in 2001, I would never have imagined how far this journey would take me. It has been a journey full of challenges, successes, but above all full of co-operation and support from all of you.

It fills me with pride to see how our company has grown and the heights it has reached. Our technology has set new standards in our industry and made our customers' day-to-day work much easier.

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Company founder Herbert Krickl hands over his duties to Mathias Müller.

I would like to thank each and every one of you for your tireless dedication and contribution. Each of you has played an indispensable part in making our company what it is today. The many years of working together have not only led to business successes, but also to valuable partnerships and friendships.

I retire with a sense of gratitude and satisfaction, and I am confident that KWS will continue to thrive under the leadership of such a talented and dedicated team with you, our valued customers.

I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful time we have spent together and look forward to maintaining the contacts we have created in the future.

With best regards
Herbert Krickl

Certificates

Our products are always forward-looking, market-conform and reach the high requirements of our customers. These requirements are our ideal, especially in the light of the modern, economic considerations of corporate management. Therefore are our main priorities.

Our products match the current technical standards and are certified for the law legislation in many different countries.

If requested, you can receive a copy of our certificates.

KWS, Krickl Waagen Systeme GmbH, Vehicle-mounted scales and identification systems, Weighing and identification systems, Calibration and service, Calibration and service, Body scales, Dump truck scales, Roll-off tipper scales, Skip loader scales, Crane scales, Tail lift scales, Axle load scales, Identification, Telematics, Components
KWS, Krickl Waagen Systeme GmbH, Vehicle-mounted scales and identification systems, Weighing and identification systems, Calibration and service, Calibration and service, Body scales, Dump truck scales, Roll-off tipper scales, Skip loader scales, Crane scales, Tail lift scales, Axle load scales, Identification, Telematics, Components
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