The roots of our company are in Ludwigshafen am Rhein.
This is where the businessman Karl Klein, father of two sons,
ran the company Ludwigshafener Isolierfabrik K.G. in
1932 His son, Willi Klein,
took over management of the lime works August Kaege in
1959 He founded the Willi Klein
insulation materials as a vermiculite expansion operation. This
was simultaneously the foundation for the company as it is
1961 The lime works, August Kaege
Nachf., were taken out of operation.
1975 Willi Klein died and the
company has been run by his son, Friedhelm Klein, ever
1979 Production was expanded by
the setup of a perlite expansion system. Dämmstoff-Fabrik Klein
GmbH was founded in the same year.
1985 The moulded parts production
"Kawalite" goes into operation.
1996 The new developments in the
field of preventative fire protection ("Hapuflam fire
protection systems") then followed. Another company was founded
on this basis: HaPu Brandschutz Systeme GmbH.
2010 Product and production
expansion with takeover of the cable fire stop system