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 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.
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:
- Market focus
- Family-owned enterprise
Foundation of “Fränkische Isolierrohr- und Metallwarenwerke Gg. Schäfer & Cie.” in Schweinfurt] Cie.“ in Schweinfurt
Move to Königsberg after Fire in the “Alte Spinnmühle” production facility
The enterprise becomes entirely owned by the Kirchner family
Otto Kirchner acquires all shares in the company from his brothers
Otto Kirchner dies; company under trusteeship
Dr. Auguste Kirchner retakes control of the company
World’s first flexible metal conduit
World’s first flexible plastic conduit
World's first corrugated continuously manufactured drainage pipe made of plastic
Acquisition of Rust & Co. Isolierrohrwerke in Bückeburg
Hermann and Fritz Kirchner become shareholder-managing directors (2nd generation)
Change of the company name into “FRÄNKISCHE Rohrwerke Gebr. Kirchner GmbH & Co. KG”
Helmut Kirchner becomes shareholder-managing director (3rd generation)
Otto Kirchner becomes shareholder-managing director (3rd generation)
Opening of the branch plant in Schwarzheide
Foundation of FRAENKISCHE USA, LP, and FRAENKISCHE CZ s.r.o.
Acquisition of David Robbens Underfloor Heating Systems Limited, today FRÄNKISCHE UK Ltd.
Foundation of FRAENKISCHE Pipe-Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Otto Kirchner acquires all shares in the company
Foundation of FRAENKISCHE RUS OOO
FRÄNKISCHE Industrial Pipes GmbH & Co. KG gains independence and foundation of FRÄNKISCHE Ibérica S.L.
Foundation of FRANKISCHE Tunisie S.A.R.L.
Foundation of FRAENKISCHE Industrial Pipes India Private Limited and FRAENKISCHE France SAS
Foundation of FRAENKISCHE Industrial Pipes Mexico, S.A. DE C.V. such as Acquisition of SCHRAG GmbH and Olban GmbH (integrated into the parent company today)
Foundation of FRÄNKISCHE Cable Management AG
Foundation of FRAENKISCHE Industrial Pipes Maroc S.A.R.L. and FRAENKISCHE Ventilazione Italia S.r.l.
Foundation of FRANKISCHE Romania S.R.L., FRÄNKISCHE in A GmbH and FRAENKISCHE Turkey Polimer Ticaret Limited Şirketi
Foundation of FRAENKISCHE Building Technology (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd.
Foundation FRAENKISCHE Pipe-Systems and Components (ChangShu) Co., Ltd.
Julius Kirchner becomes shareholder-managing director (4th generation)
- 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)