About Hoffmann + Krippner

Your source for high end custom products exclusively manufactured in Germany. Our company philosophy at Hoffmann + Krippner, Inc. is simple:

Deliver German engineering and design of high quality products to the US market.

During all stages of the product development process, we explore unchartered paths while keeping focus on our customer’s vision.

You can rest assured that you will find unmatched customer service from day one at Hoffmann + Krippner.

Read about our history below then we welcome you to meet the team.


Max Hoffmann + Fritz Krippner found a company in Eberstadt for technical screen printing and painting for industrial applicationsHoffmann Krippner Founded in 1972


Relocation to Buchen with in-house production and sales officesHoffmann Krippner Relocation

The First Membrane Keypad

Initial printing on foil and development of the first membrane keypadFirst Membrane Keypad


Expansion of the production facilityHoffmann Krippner Expansion


Quality management certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001-2000Hoffmann Krippner Certification


Founding of Hoffmann + Krippner Switzerland

Hoffmann Krippner Switzerland

Everything Under One Roof

Extensions of the administration and design building. Research and development, design, printing, stamping, electronics assembly, assembly, quality control, electrical and visual testing and sales are now under one roof.Hoffmann Krippner Headquarters

New Management

Ralf Krippner becomes CEO in the second generation


Founding of Hoffmann + Krippner, Inc. Atlanta/USAHoffmann Krippner USA


Opening of a sales office in AustriaHoffmann Krippner Austria

DIN EN 14001

Environmental management certification according to DIN EN ISO 14001DIN EN 14001

The Netherlands

Opening of Hoffmann + Krippner B.V. sales office in the NetherlandsHoffmann Krippner The Netherlands

Expansion, Cambridge, DIN EN 13485

Expansion of production site in Buchen (new building), certification according to DIN EN 13485, and opening of Hoffmann + Krippner sales office in CambridgeDIN EN 13485

Cooperation in the US

Hoffmann + Krippner, Inc. in the US engages in joint venture with Altmann GmbH and Inelta Sensorsysteme for the US marketHoffmann Krippner USA