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About Us

Specialists in Individual Solutions

Hans Georg Kohlhaas und Tim Kohlhaas

About Us

Established in 1990 in Dortmund, Germany, KIS Antriebstechnik GmbH & Co. KG offers a broad variety of customised rotating solutions and product developments in bearing technology to customers worldwide.

Durable precision, high quality, exceptional customer service and an innovative spirit define our core DNA at KIS. A family-owned 2nd generation company founded 33 years ago, we’ve demonstrated niche leadership by becoming a global success story with our products distributed in over 45 countries worldwide. Developed in close collaboration with our clients for specific applications, KIS products are not standardised catalogue goods but individually optimised solutions.

We‘re convinced that every application, including the associated bearings, can be designed to be safer, more durable, more maintenance-optimised, easier to install, more efficient or optimised for other reasons. Our innovative team includes experts in technology, QA, QM, project management, application engineering, logistics and measurement technology as well as marketing and optimises a wide variety of rotary applications every day with great attention to detail. Knowing that we learn something new with every application and can transfer this know-how to other areas.

Alongside helping customers in different industries within machinery and plant engineering to work more efficiently and sustainably by improving their rotative equipment, KIS has also committed to “MISSION ENERGY AUTARKY 2027”: A decarbonisation initiative to eliminate emissions for scopes 1 and 2 for its headquarters in Dortmund by 2027.

Mission and Values

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Our mission is to generate sustainable value according to shared value principles in order to enhance our entrepreneurial competitiveness on the one hand and to improve the economic and social conditions of the environment in which we operate on the other: We don‘t see our products as simple catalogue goods, but always work out the greatest individual benefit with our KIS solution together with our customers. We develop niche leadership by creating value through products and services that increase efficiency, productivity and machine safety and thus secure market advantages for our customers.


Rethinking Rotation: At KIS we embrace a culture with flat hierarchies and a family business environment in which every team member is valued, respected and individually supported. So that each individual can develop and grow personally.
  • We engage with our business partners in a manner that ensures our collaboration is mutually beneficial.
  • We take responsibility for society and the environment. We are grateful for our still young but already successful company history and are committed to the common future with our business partners beyond our day-to-day work.
  • We support sustainable environmental management by combining our economic goals with ecological and social aspects in our "MISSION ENERGY AUTARKY 2027".
  • Through our daily direct interaction with business partners from various industries, we continue to work on new solutions that enable our customers to produce more efficiently and safely and thus create unique selling points for them.



Foundation by Hans-Georg Kohlhaas

by Hans-Georg Kohlhaas (KIS=Kohlhaas Industrie Service)



to the new company building in Dortmund-Sölde



to an enlarged company building in Dortmund-Wickede
1. certification of the following management systems
Quality Management System: DIN EN ISO 9001
Environmental Management System: DIN EN ISO 14001


Foundation of the "KIS" brand

Establishment of a centrally controlled procurement department



another external storage area


New construction

Company headquarters in Hörde (Phoenix-West)



of a new WWS / conversion to barcode-controlled intralogistics & the slewing rings/large-diameter bearings department


The KIS technical department

(own drawing layouts, own technical standards, product development, design, technical change management ...)


Start of the KIS extension construction

(incl. new measuring laboratory, packaging line, prototype workshop, mechanical area for special conversions/special types, assembly line for components and modules)