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History

Everything started in Gmunden – Schörihub. From here the pioneer of ice cream machines and dispensing equipment started to conquer Austria and following the presentation at the International Refrigeration Engineering Exhibition, expanded into Europe. Growth followed development and vice versa, – until full capacity was reached and thus AKE was founded in 1998. Since then, they have shaped refrigeration and heating engineering – even in the American market. 2012 IDEAL and AKE combined their strength in development, distribution and marketing under one umbrella brand and set a milestone in customer focus and service quality.

2012 IDEAL and AKE combined their strength in development, distribution and marketing under one umbrella brand and set a milestone in customer focus and service quality. 

1945

Herzog Kühlung, Company foundation in Gmunden. Pioneer of cooling cabinets.

1960

Beginning of stainless steel fabrication within the range of counters and refrigeration systems for catering.

1998

Foundation of AKE in Kainisch. Production of cooling wells and refrigeration display cases.

1981

Appearance in the IKK Exhibition in Nürnberg opens distribution to the whole of Europe

2002

Technological progress through purchase of top end laser cutter.

2005

Technological progress through purchase of top end laser cutter.

2007

The new build: Showroom and training centre in Kainisch.

2009

High-end manufacturing ensures high quality and leads to success

2012

Purchase of another commercial property through IDEAL in Gmunden

2012

Bundling of the strengths under one common brand umbrella

2013

AKE business expansion: training workshop, Sky Restaurant and logistics centre

2014

New construction of the training centre and show room at the Gmunden location

2016

Business expansion at the Kainisch location: new production hall with 3,000 m2