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06.03.2023 - News article

Business Report 2022

KRONEN GmbH achieves a historic sales record in the business year 2022

For the previous business year, KRONEN has recorded a sales record of 19.4 million euros. It achieved this despite the fact that the general global circumstances are anything but easy following the Covid-19 pandemic and in the light of rising costs and challenging supply chains. In 2022, the globally operating food technology manufacturer based in the German town of Kehl by the river Rhine benefited from factors such as its largest-ever order. At the same time, it also invested in the future, namely in sustainability, digitalization and further development at its sites in Kehl-Goldscheuer and Achern. Last year, the family-run medium-sized company additionally honored a number of its long-standing employees. It is now offering new training positions for 2023.

The prevailing basic conditions, the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the general supply chain problems resulting from the long lockdown in Asia, and huge cost increases caused by the war in Ukraine pose a major challenge for most companies, KRONEN GmbH included. Nonetheless, the medium-sized family company with headquarters and a production site in Kehl am Rhein, Germany, was able to record the highlight turnover in its corporate history, a total of 19.4 million euros, in 2022. This represents a slight increase compared to the previous year, which was already a strong success. One of the main factors behind this improvement was the largest order in the company’s history, a 3.2-million-euro order placed by a customer from Great Britain. Aside from this, KRONEN can also build upon an excellent order situation on the whole.

Stephan Zillgith, Managing Partner:

“The multitude of crises currently present in the world represents a demanding challenge for every individual, including us as a company. Although we achieved record sales, the high costs did indeed have a negative impact on our annual result. The international situation is disrupting the value chain. By working in cooperation with our partners, we have been able to secure our production activities and supply availability.

The Management Board would like to say a huge thank-you to the entire KRONEN team for working together as a united entity, even in difficult times. Corporate success is always a team effort, and we therefore highly value the commitment and dedication of our employees.”

Service anniversaries and new training positions

KRONEN now employs more than 130 members of staff. In 2022, 13 of these employees celebrated a special service anniversary (Fig. at the top). At the Christmas party in December 2022, Stephan Zillgith thanked the staff on behalf of the entire Management Board and expressed special gratitude and appreciation to the company’s long-standing employees for their loyalty and ongoing commitment:

  • For 10 years at KRONEN: Thomas Groß, Bernd Konstanzer
  • For 15 years at KRONEN: Thomas Braun, Gregor Egger, Andreas Ell
  • For 20 years at KRONEN: Waldemar Gross, Heidi Still, Andreas Wachter
  • For 25 years at KRONEN: Alexandra Göpper, Robert Lankhart, Robert Reisig
  • For 30 years at KRONEN: Ute Leibinger

Such a qualified team and a value-oriented, appreciative corporate culture play a very important role for the family company. This is why KRONEN has also been offering in-house training for more than 20 years. In 2023, KRONEN is again offering seven training positions. Anyone interested in completing vocational training at KRONEN can apply here: