Company

1907

In 1907 the Rosenheim master tailor Johann Klepper acquired the license from Alfred Heurich, the originator of the modern folding boat idea, for the sole production of the boat type Delphin. He thus realised his dream: to produce a boat to go. His idea developed into a company that manufactured folding boats of the highest quality for sale in all countries of the world.

1929

In 1929 Hans Klepper took over the company from his father. At that time the company produced up to 90 boats and 1000 raincoats daily.

1933-
1945

At the beginning of the Third Reich the Klepper-Werke still advertised with the slogan "Ride merrily into the wide world, with Klepper coat, boat and tent".
However, the further development in Germany did not stop at the Rosenheim company either, so the production of folding boats ended with the beginning of the war in 1939. Members of the Wehrmacht and the Reichsbahn wore coats from Klepper.

1973

In 1973 the company was incorporated into the Klepper Bootsbau KG and Klepper Bekleidungsfabrik KG, today Klepper Sportswear.

1978

In 1978 the Klepper-Werke stopped the production of the folding boats and it seemed as if this was the end of the more than seventy-year history Walther died and his son living in the USA sold the works to Dr. Henning Isbruch.

1995

On 14 October 1995, the production premises on Klepperstraße burned down to the foundation walls.

2000

The pre-company Klepper Faltbootwerft H.S. Walther GmbH was merged with Klepper Faltbootwerft AG on July 1, 2000.

2020

Acquisition of the main assets of Klepper Faltbootwerft AG by Klepper Lifestyle GmbH.

1907

In 1907 the Rosenheim master tailor Johann Klepper acquired the license from Alfred Heurich, the originator of the modern folding boat idea, for the sole production of the boat type Delphin. He thus realised his dream: to produce a boat to go. His idea developed into a company that manufactured folding boats of the highest quality for sale in all countries of the world.

Johann Klepper
(* 1868; † 1949)

1929

In 1929 Hans Klepper took over the company from his father. At that time the company produced up to 90 boats and 1000 raincoats daily.

1933-1945

Zu Beginn des Dritten Reichs warben die Klepper-Werke noch mit dem Slogan „Fahre fröhlich in die weite Welt, mit Klepper-Mantel, -Boot und -Zelt“.
However, the further development in Germany did not stop at the Rosenheim company either, so the production of folding boats ended with the beginning of the war in 1939. Members of the Wehrmacht and the Reichsbahn wore coats from Klepper.

1973

In 1973 the company was incorporated into the Klepper Bootsbau KG and Klepper Bekleidungsfabrik KG, today Klepper Sportswear.

1978

In 1978 the Klepper-Werke stopped the production of the folding boats and it seemed as if this was the end of the more than seventy-year history Walther died and his son living in the USA sold the works to Dr. Henning Isbruch.

1995

On 14 October 1995, the production premises on Klepperstraße burned down to the foundation walls.

2000

The pre-company Klepper Faltbootwerft H.S. Walther GmbH was merged with Klepper Faltbootwerft AG on July 1, 2000.

2020

Acquisition of the main assets of Klepper Faltbootwerft AG by Klepper Lifestyle GmbH.

Seit über 100 Jahren werden die Original Faltboote gefertigt. Die „ KLEPPER Faltbootwerft Aktiengesellschaft“ mit Sitz in Rosenheim, hat 1981 die Fertigung in Lizenz übernommen und ist inzwischen Inhaber des Namens und der Markenrechte.

Klepper wurde 2010 als Marke des Jahrhunderts ausgezeichnet.

  • KLEPPER Faltboote sind heute Inbegriff für Qualität und Zuverlässigkeit.
  • Die Marke hat weltweit einen hohen Marktanteil.
  • Eine solide Umsatzverteilung (55% Deutschland, 15 % Spezialeinheiten und Security, 20% USA/Kanada, Rest Europa, Osteuropa, Fernost, Australien)
  • Das Faltkayak profitiert vom Outdoor-Boom und vom wachsenden ökologischen Bewusstsein (KLEPPER-Faltboote bestehen aus umweltfreundlichen Materialien wie z.B. Holz, Baumwolle und Kautschuk)
  • durch den weltweit bekannten Namen KLEPPER wachsendes Lizenzgeschäft
  • laufende Weiterentwicklungen der Produkte
  • Die Nachfrage nach qualitativ hochwertigen und exklusiven Produkten steigt wieder

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