HistorieHistoryHistorie

Kotte – A success story


1892

Foundation of Kotte company in Rieste, Lower Saxony (district Osnabrück) by tubber master Josef Kotte

1892

Foundation of Kotte company in Rieste, Lower Saxony (district Osnabrück) by tubber master Josef Kotte with three employees Production of liquid manure tankers,
food cases and wash-tubs, amongst others also remittance works for this days global corporation Miele


1902

Kotte steps up the production of slurry tankers and containers for food

1902

Kotte steps up the production of slurry tankers and containers for food


1921

Manufacturing of washtubs on behalf of what is today the global Miele corporation

1921

Manufacturing of washtubs on behalf of what is today the global Miele corporation


1935

Acquisition by August Kotte, increase of the trade and the manufacture of agricultural machinery

1935

Manufacturing of washtubs on behalf of what is today the global Miele corporation


1939

Conversion of the production to goods of arms build-up because of the beginning of World War 2

1939

Conversion of the production to goods of arms build-up because of the beginning of World War 2


1967

Production of the first slurry tankers of Kotte company with the brand name »TRABANT«, tank capacity 2,000l

1967

Production of the first slurry tankers of Kotte company with the brand name "TRABANT", tank capacity 2.000l


1973

Newly built office building and workshop at Plant 1

1973

Newly built office building and workshop at Plant 1


1978

New warehouse at the newly established Plant 2

1978

New warehouse at the newly established Plant 2


1982

New production shop focusing on slurry technology at Plant 2

1982

New production shop focusing on slurry technology at Plant 2


1985

The »TRABANT« brand becomes »garant«

1985

The brand name "TRABANT" is changed in "GARANT"


2005

Presentation of the first multifunctional suction spout NW 250 for suction from slurry pits and elevated tanks

2005

Presentation of the first multifunction suction spout NW 250 for suction from slurry pits and elevated tanks


2007

Presentation of the first swan neck slurry tanker for the Claas Xerion

2007

Presentation of the first swan neck slurry tanker for the Claas Xerion

DLG silver medal for the electro-hydraulic MultiSteering-System (MSS)





2009

DLG silver medal for iTANK, a level and flow meter

2009

DLG silver medal for iTANK, a level and flow meter


2011

Complete move from the previous location at plant 1 to newly built headquarters at plant 2

2011

Complete move from the previous location at plant 1 to newly built headquarters at plant 2


2013

DLG silver medal for FlowCheck, a flow diagnostic tool Completion of the new office and administrative building

2013

DLG silver medal for FlowCheck, a flow diagnostic tool Completion of the new office and administrative building