Kiel Group

History of the Kiel Group

For 70 years the Kiel Group has been producing passenger seats for buses and trains, a history which started 1945 with the foundation of the German company Franz Kiel GmbH. We are proud of our tradition and we feel it obligates us to provide the highest quality products.


History of the Kiel Group

1945

The company Franz Kiel GmbH is founded in Germany

1948

Franz Kiel and co-owner Friedrich Krüger establish the new company headquarters in Nördlingen, Germany

1950

The first fixed seat frames are manufactured

1955

Production of adjustable passenger seats starts (“Greyhound Seats”)

1981

Development of the first self-supporting seat, the “Kiel 1”

1989

The company headquarters in Nördlingen, Germany, is growing. Construction of a new administrative building and expansion of the production facility.

1996

The subsidiary company Kiel Oto Koltuk is created in Bursa, Turkey.

1997

The subsidiary company Kiel Polska Sp. z o. o. is created in Nowy Tomysl, Poland.

2000

The subsidiary company Franz Kiel B. V. is created in the Netherlands.

2001

The subsidiary company Kiel France s.a. r. l. is created in France. Launch of sales and distribution of Kiel products in Scandinavia, Greece, and Israel.

2002

Kiel takes over the production of train seats for a Norwegian company.

2003

A manufacturing plant is established in Turkey. Extension of sales activity to Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia.     License agreement for the production of bus seats in India

2005

Introduction of the computer system SAP

2007

Kiel Seating Ltd. is founded in Northampton, Great Britain

2008

The first Kiel “Match” train seat for regional transport is delivered.

2009

Kiel N.A. LLC is founded in Elkhard, Indiana (USA).

2010

FKT Koltuk A.s, becomes Kiel’s new cooperation partner in Turkey.

2011

Formation of the KFK OOO joint venture in Russia.

2012

Construction of a new production facility in Nördlingen, Germany, exclusively for train  seats.

Distribution agreement for commercial driver seats with Recaro Automotive Seating.

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