MORE THAN 50 YEARS
OF SYSTEM SOLUTIONS
AND PRODUCT KNOW-HOW
FOR INDUSTRY, SAFETY AND TRANSPORTATION

The Company

Since 1959, Kiepe is active on the Industrial, Security and Transportation Markets.

We select, customize and sell products, integrate systems and security solutions for customers ranging from majors to start-ups.

In 2009, we launched KE Worldwide as peculiar brand for Kiepe activity out of our home market, Italy. Today this activity focusses mainly on Spain and Argentina.

Kiepe Human-Touch

The Key Asset of Kiepe is its Team:
  • Technician with a market strategic vision;
  • Salesman with an engineering background and a deep know-how of products and systems;
  • Operators approaching customers proactively, professionally like an entrepreneurs

Kiepe Approach:

  • Deep attitude to the customers' loyalty
  • Structural integration of back and front office functions
  • Delegation, empowerment, ongoing training, low turn-over
  • Networking with customers and suppliers
  • Quick decisions and answers
  • Every role is a crucial in the business process
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Kiepe’s method:

A thorough expertise is the basis of Kiepe’s commercial offers. The Company provides products and turnkey industrial systems: a real industrial pret-a-portèr. The operative procedures include:

  • Preliminary checks
  • On-site inspections
  • Involvement in the engineering and integration of each product in the system
  • 360° on-site support during installation
  • Planning and management of maintenance programs
  • Control of the Supply Chain
  • On-site Commissioning
  • Service and Repairs

Kiepe Values:

During the years, Kiepe attends to and daily strengthens the relationship with its customers: ranging from the European major to the local start-up, from the niche company to the main international stakeholders. Kiepe’s guidelines are:
  • Reliability
  • Trustworthiness
  • Attentive analysis of the inquires
  • Continuous exchange of expertise and strengths on the market
  • Care for Value for Money
  • European Partnership Network

Kiepe Commercial Structure

The deep and consolidated knowledge of the market led Kiepe to develop and integrate in its organization five business units specialized on different markets, sensitive to changes and ongoing technologic innovations: Industrial Components, Process Components, Fire Prevention, Fall Prevention and Transportation.
“For any inquiry coming from countries that are not Italy, Spain and Argentina, we will send your request to whom it may concern”

The Story

1906

In 1906 Theodor Kiepe founded Kiepe (originally Kiepe Elektrik) in Düsseldorf/Germany as a special laboratory for arc lamps. In the 50s, the production diversified also into other industrial applications such as thermo-insulated control cabins for steel mills or control devices for conveyor belts in power plants and mining.

1959

Furthermore, during the 50s Helmut Kiepe planned to expand the activities of the company in Europe. For this reason, he selected some of the brightest young European engineers and hired them in the Düsseldorf head office. His aim was to train them for the management of the new European subsidiaries that would soon be set up. Franco Cerretelli was one of them. He spent two years working in the Düsseldorf head office before starting in Milan “Kiepe Italiana di Elettricità”, right after named “Kiepe Electric S.p.A.”.

1979

Franco Cerretelli took over all the shares of the Italian branch and became its owner. Kiepe strengthened its position on the market as one of the most reliable consultancy and trade companies in the industrial components segment. The company accomplished important supplies to public and private companies in different fields: urban public transportation, shipbuilding, hoisting and electrification.

1997

Alessandra Cerretelli took over her father’s company, speeding up the diversification process that since the start had been a characteristic feature of Kiepe Electric. The company entered new market segments starting to promote also fall arrest-, fire protection- and explosion proof systems.

2009-2014

TThe company, aware that every tradition needs to renew itself to meet the market demands of the present, is ready for a new important development. With the support of the trained staff of the 5 ripe business units (Industrial Components, Process Components, Transportation, Fall arrest systems and Fire protection systems), in 2014 Kiepe starts an innovative restyling process that leads to the definition of the new logo and of the new trade mark for abroad sales, KE-Worldwide. Launched in 2009, KE Worldwide designates the operative organization for Kiepe activities outside of Italy and counts its first representation agency located in Spain.