About us

FRÄNKISCHE develops, produces and sells pipes, shafts and system components made of plastic and metal. With our range of products, we provide perfect solutions for structural and civil engineering, and automotive and industrial applications.

Both our many years of experience and expertise in plastics processing, our consulting services and the large array of products are highly valued by our customers. FRÄNKISCHE is your partner for sophisticated and technologically advanced solutions.

More than 100 years of experience

FRÄNKISCHE is an innovative, growth oriented, international family-owned enterprise and industry leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of technically superior corrugated pipe systems for drainage, electrical, building technology, automotive and industrial applications. The family owned business was established in 1906 and is now run by Otto Kirchner and his son Julius Kirchner. More than 100 years of experience and our dedicated employees are the foundation of our success.

Today, we are globally represented with production and sales facilties. We currently employ about 4,500 people worldwide. The proximity to our customers enables us to develop products and solutions that are perfectly tailored to our customers needs. Our action and business philosophy focus on our customers and their needs and requirements for our products. FRÄNKISCHE – your partner for sophisticated and technologically advanced solutions.


FRÄNKISCHE looks back on 11 decades of company history. Our employees' commitment and expertise have always been the engine of our many successful years.

Our values and our corporate culture form the foundation:

  • Longevity
  • Market focus
  • Sustainability
  • Family-owned enterprise
Market data


Otto Kirchner President
Julius Kirchner President
Hartmut Hausknecht Director
Guido Wey Director
Marcus Wittmann Director

FRÄNKISCHE facts & figures

Sales in the business year 2018/2019 approx. EUR 580 million
Sites 3 in Germany, 19 in other countries

Daily production

13.000 article
70.000 tons of plastic material per year
2.1 million meters of pipe


worldwide 4.500
in Germany 1.800
Ratio of apprentices / trainees to permanent staff 5,9%
various vocation training professcions 9



  • Eurobaustoff Top Supplier (2019)
  • German Standards Brand Award (2018)
  • THIS Tiefbaupreis (2018)
  • Focus Top Employer (2018)
  • Eurobaustoff Top Supplier (2017)
  • Stein im Brett Award (2017)
  • German Standards Brand Award (2016)
  • ICONIC AWARD 2016: Interior Innovation (2016)
  • Eurobaustoff Top Supplier (2015)