For more than 70 years
“Endlessly striving to improve things brings fresh wind into our company” – Peter Habersatter
Always further. Always better.
IDEAL AKE is a company with great tradition. We have stood for customer-orientated thinking, fresh ideas and trendsetting technology for more than 70 years. Our products and innovations are successful worldwide and have decisively shaped our industry.
The driving force behind or success is our enthusiasm – enthusiasm for technology and materials. It motivates us to start designing intelligent solutions today, for tomorrow and always with the greatest possible attention to quality, longevity and sustainability.
The high satisfaction of our customers is the reward for our work. We are thankful for this and assure that we will tackle our work in the future with the same enthusiasm and passion that has distinguished us to this day.
Everyone has ideas. Whether viewed globally or in the microcosm, these ideas form the basis of all change, development and innovation. In our company, too, it is the ideas that continuously inspire us to further develop products, devices and technologies, to improve their handling or to optimize their energy efficiency.
Our entire team is involved in this process with great enthusiasm. Over the decades we have developed what we call a culture of ideas in which every thought is welcome.
Lateral thinking is not only allowed, it is desired and has become an integral part of the world of IDEAL AKE.
Sustainability consistently conceived and made!
More than 1,500 tons of C02 avoidance and more every year.
Our products are not only developed and manufactured 100% in Austria, the use of materials and the production conditions are also based on a general awareness of sustainability and are therefore a fixed component of our corporate orientation. We are therefore well aware of our responsibility towards the environment and the next generation, and we therefore attach great importance to the avoidance of CO2 emissions and the sensible use of materials and energy.
In the last 8 years we have set several activities especially in Bad Mitterndorf with a long-term impact on the environment. Already in 2010 we invested in a heat recovery plant, which makes use of the waste heat of our production machines and converts it into energy = 30 tons C02 avoidance per year.
In 2012, we invested in a biomass heating plant whose operation with burning materials (primarily wood) saves over 200 tonnes of CO2 annually. By converting the lighting equipment to continuous LED lighting in the entire AKE plant in 2015, an additional 20 tons of CO2 can be saved annually. Thus, the sustainable implementation of these activities has already enabled 1,500 tons of C02 to be avoided, which corresponds to an emission of approx. 230 single-family houses.
Investments for the future. For our company, our employees and the next generations! They will thank us!
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.
In 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.