Founded in 1935 as a craftsman’s business, the KARL company today manufactures technical workplace systems and factory equipment “Made in Germany”. The company is Europe’s leading specialist for ESD-compatible workplace and logistics systems. The highest quality standards, first-class workmanship, convincing combination options and economical solutions for workplace design have ensured high recognition for KARL brand products for decades and achieved entrepreneurial success.
Interview with Markus Röß, Head of Marketing & Sales at Andreas KARL GmbH & Co. KG.
Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?
Markus Röß: Our main focus is on the areas of production, assembly, laboratory, shipping, logistics and development.
E.E: What’s the news about new products?
M.R: KARL products all have a special demand for ergonomics, functionality and design, in order to achieve the best possible workplace solutions for our customers. These solutions are found with individual expert advice.
E.E: What are the ranges of products?
M.R: The KARL product range consists of the following areas:
BASIC – universally applicable workplace system
SINTRO – versatile and highly functional assembly workstation system
SINTRO Packing – modular, flexible and stable workstation system for shipping and logistics
QUADRO and QUADRO twin – Premium products with excellent functionality and sophisticated ergonomics for the modern, innovative workplace for assembly, laboratory and research facilities
FIFO racks – Material supply according to the FIFO principle. Tailor-made for the requirements of lean production
Cabinet and shelving systems – First-class processed systems made of wood or steel are thus equally suitable for offices and technical work areas
Transfer systems -Modular system for an optimal material flow
Measuring and testing technology – Individually configurable modules through consistent adherence to the 19″ system according to IEC 297
E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?
M.R: We are present in various markets with our products. Due to the high degree of specialisation in ESD-compatible workplace and logistics systems and the ever-increasing proportion of electronic components in many industrial manufacturing products, we are looking positively to the future.
E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?
M.R: Automation and robotics are certainly current trends that provide very good support in the field of, for example, industrial manufacturing and assembly.
However, a high level of expertise and qualitatively well-trained employees are more important. For KARL, this is an enormously important asset in order to be able to manufacture our products in KARL quality.
E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?
M.R: We are very proud to be able to develop and produce workplace systems for our customers that are individually tailored to their wishes and needs. That’s what we call innovative.
E.E: What estimations do you have for 2023?
M.R: The first months in 2023 have been good and we are motivated and confident that we will close a successful year.
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