Technology for ice cream, espresso and café

Back where it all began

Our roots go back three generations so far. We have evolved over many years, expanding our portfolio and growing. And the journey continues...

Our roots

Alois Krä GmbH was founded as early as 1949 by its namesake Alois Krä. Initially a classic refrigeration and air conditioning specialist with a focus on commercial refrigeration, shop fitting for food retailers and vehicle air conditioning, the foundation stone for today's company structure was laid as early as 1963.

Our collaboration with Carpigiani

Since 1963, we have been importers of the Carpigiani company, the world market leader in the field of ice cream and soft ice cream technology. Through regular visits to the Italian factories and conferences, we have acquired in-depth ice cream machine expertise.

Excellent - right from the start

Carpigiani founder Poerio Carpigiani already awarded our founders Alois and Änne Krä with the dealer prize back then.

We are a permanent fixture at trade fairs

In the following years, the focus of Alois Krä GmbH shifted more and more to the topic of ice cream, and we presented our product and service portfolio at numerous trade fairs, both then and now.

The second generation brings a breath of fresh (coffee) air

At the beginning of 1990, we expanded our range to include espresso machines. Peter Krä, the second generation at Krä, created a qualitative network of high-quality partners here.

Your all-ICE partner

In 2007, the third Krä generation came on board with Maximilian Krä. Both the exclusive sales territory for the world ice cream market leader Carpigiani and the range of services expanded further - the Krä company now also offers ice cream café equipment by renowned Italian designers and complete concepts. Straubing also becomes the German base of the "Gelato University Bologna".

Off to new shores - spaetzle and Palatinate stuffed pig's stomach

Then in 2021 came the latest step in the development of Krä Eistechnik: the sister company of Alois Krä GmbH, Krä Eistechnik Süd-West GmbH, opened a branch in Filderstadt near Stuttgart. For this purpose, we have not only taken over the premises, but also the core team of the former Carpigiani Deutschland GmbH and integrated them into our company. As a result, we will be Carpigiani's exclusive importer for Bavaria, Saxony, Thuringia and Baden-Württemberg from 2021.

Who knows where the journey will lead...?

Our service - always there when you need help

We always have more than 50,000 spare parts in stock, operate the central spare parts warehouse in Germany for the world market leader Carpigiani and have our own service team as well as a network of service partners throughout Germany for fast and uncomplicated help on site.

Today: One of the largest specialists for ice technology in Europe

Today, we cover the entire range of the delicious topic of ice cream: We are importers of various market leaders in the field of ice cream technology, offer not only the entire ice cream technology(ice cream and soft ice cream production, ice cream presentation, ice cream storage) and the technical accessories(espresso machines, creamers, dishwashers and much more), but also customised equipment, production and laboratory planning, profitability calculations, seminars and courses, as well as help with financing.

In recent years, we have been pleased to receive the following award, among others:

  • Carpigiani "Outstanding Performance" Award 2019
  • Carpigiani Best of Business Award 2018/19
  • Carpigiani Best of Business Award 2017/18
  • Carpigiani Best of Business Award 2016/17
  • Carpigiani Best of Business Award 2015/16

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