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1949

Opening of an electrical installation shop in Herbern by master electrician Josef Krampe

1953/54

First registration for the sale and repair of television sets in the district of Luedinghausen

1957

Registration of a patent for an automatic cable rewinder for dry shaver

ca. 1962

Ribbon cable pliers with stripper by JOKARI from the early 1960's years

1963/64

Change of the Wiring Regulations: Lead and tin coats were no longer used in the cable production, as this was a huge burden for the workers when they installed the cable in the electrical trade. Furthermore, the risk that the inner conductors were damaged during exposure, was very high. In practice, every second or third stripping was faulty and had to be carried out again. This had an enormous material consumption. Instead cables were introduced with a plastic sheath now. This innovative way of achieving wire, with the result that new editing tools were needed. And Josef Krampe had an idea how he could strip this plastic-sheathed cables quickly and safely. The birth of JOKARI cable knife had come.

1965

Development model of the first Jokari wire stripper No.8

1965-66

The master electrician presented his invention, the kable knife, to countless reputable companies. But Josef Krampe found no buyers, who wanted to record the tool in their range.

1966

Josef Krampe receives the patent for the first cable knife - today the original Jokari knife is frequently copied

1967

first design version of the wire stripper No.8

1967-68

The tool was presented at the Hanover Fair and a success. Suddenly interested parties were present, who recognized the importance of the new JOKARI cable knife, it instantly integrated into the tool program and the forced sale. Josef Krampe now found an opening in the wire-processing and invented even more stripping tool, for example, cable strippers and wire strippers.

1969

Foundation of the company JOKARI. The name "JOKARI" consists of the following components: JO = Josef KA = Krampe RI = name of the daughter Maria

1974

From the garage manufacture and electro installation shop an industrial plant now emerged. Due to the sales success a new production hall with office building had to be built.

1978

Engineering model of an automatic wire stripper emerged at the end of the 1970s.

1978

First JOKARI wire stripper with plastic body, but this version was never sold.

1981

Prototype Model Super No.4 beginning of the 1980s

1982

Prototype of the Jokari cable sheath splitter - finished model early 1980s, never occurred to Sales

1983

The electric installation and television shop was abandoned and from then Jokari fully concentrated on the development of stripping tools. Maria and Heiner Grosserichte now form the second generation in management.

1984

Expansion of production both by attaching additional parts of production hall and through the establishment of a own injection molding production.

1988

One central distributor did operate the marketing of JOKARI Stripping tools for 20 years, 1988 JOKARI bears the challenge and starts its own global distribution of the products.

1989

JOKARI's own first-time presence at an international event: the International Hardware Fair in Cologne.

1990-2000

Expansion of the distribution network by attracting national and international customers. Driven by the success and the extended market knowledge, more tools have been developed and brought to market with success. Especially the cable-strippers play an important role in the installation technique of electrics. In addition to the cable diameter, these tools are now a important part of the fast and secure wire processing in industry and crafts.

1997

Josef Krampe with the patent pending automatic bicycle saddle

1999

New manufacturing techniques such as the two-component handles are inserted in JOKARI. Expansion of the machinery.

2000

Josef Krampe with the patented gutters ornament

2001

Visit of Angela Merkel at JOKARI. On a tour through the Munsterland she stoped at JOKARI, to see the production. Background is the social responsibility that contributes JOKARI. Several precursors of the production are made in charitable institutions

2004

Expansion of production through purchase of additional land and expand of the storage capacity.

2006

With Carsten Bünnigmann as general manager of JOKARI, the entrepeneurial family's third generation is introduced. JOKARI is valued as a reliable partner and receives requests from around the world to develop stripping solutions.

2009

Expansion of production and office space with transition to alternative energy sources such as heat pumps and photovoltaic system.

2010

New brand identity of the company. Solutions for industrial wiring are pursued and several innovations are added to the entire range annually.

2011

JOKARI implements a cable database for tool recommendation: a whole new definition of knowledge transfer.

2012

Josef Krampe dies at the age of 97 years. His granddaughter Andrea Bünnigmann becomes general managing partner and officially completes the management.

2012

Social media is used actively by JOKARI: Facebook and Twitter are becoming popular communication channels in the overall strategy of the company.

2012

Revision of Coaxial Entmantelers and introduction of Secura Coaxi No.1

2013

The international orientation of JOKARI is actively enhanced by participation in trade fairs in Beijing and Tokyo.

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From electric shop to market leader - For more than 45 years the name Jokari has been standing globally for high-quality wire strippers made in Germany. Already led by the third generation of the family of the founder we assert oneself as an international market leader. But of course we started as a small company when the Krampe couple founded an electric and hifi shop in 1949. Almost every day they got insights into their costumers´ wishes, and by the time master electrician Josef Krampe saw where technics were in need of improvement. On this grounds he invented a couple of years later the revolutionary and patented Jokari-knife that made the painstaking wire stripping a lot easier. The grat success encouraged Josef Krampe to build up a manufacturing firm for wire strippers. By doing so the former craft business became a nationally and internationally successful industrial company. We act globally and have a worldwide sales network for our tools. We continually broaden our product range, realize innovative ideas and stabilize our leading position as a renowned producer for precision tools in stripping and dismantling technology.

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