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Kiepe Electric supplies products and services for public transportation services, state and private railroads, the supplier industries, and plant construction for power plant, open cast mining, and conveyor engineering. Electrical equipment by Kiepe Electric is used all over the world.

Theodor Kiepe

From arc lamps to trams

In the year 1906, Theodor Kiepe founded our company in Düsseldorf as a special workshop for arc lamps.

Over the course of time, the product range was consistently broadened to comprise switches, contact material and complete controllers for roller mills, switches, resistors, relays and other devices for urban transportation services.

After the Second World War, the company focused on rebuilding catenary wires, producing equipment for hauling engines, cranes and industrial installations, as well as traction equipment for trolley busses and trams.

engl. Werbung 1950


The development of the industrial equipment

Between 1950 and 1970, the course was set to concentrate on products for the transport and traffic industries; the world-wide distribution of Kiepe products was expanded.
Parallel to concentrating on products for public transport companies, Kiepe worked the sector of industrial equipment for conveyor engineering which became a trademark for premium quality and reliability under harsh operating conditions.

Logo of Kiepe Electric company


Takeover by Knorr Bremse Group

In 2003, Kiepe was taken over by the Vossloh AG. This allowed the company to expand their product range to railway components. 
Then 2017, Knorr Bremse Group take over Vossloh Kiepe.  At takeover, "Vossloh Kiepe GmbH" is renamed in "Kiepe Electric GmbH". 
The old brand names "Kiepe" and "Kiepe Elektrik" still exist for industrial components made by Kiepe Electric.


Kiepe Elektrik™ – THE brand for monitoring devices for conveyor engineering

Today, Kiepe Elektrik™ is an established trademark for monitoring devices for conveyor engineering – premium quality and reliability "made in Germany".
Our competence and experience is based on more than 100 year of company history and the extraordinary commitment of our staff at the company headquarters and production site in Düsseldorf, and at the international affiliates'.


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