About KREA Swiss
Today, the distinctive KREA Swiss logo is recognised the world over for its promise of high quality electric spray guns – hardly surprising considering our products have been at the forefront of the technology since its invention in the late 1940’s. The company was founded in 1946 by Theo Krebs and Joseph Wagner in Oberbuchsitten, Switzerland and immediately started work on a new type of electric paint gun. Over the following decades, the company established itself as the leading producer of high quality and power electric spray guns and systems. In 1957 Joseph Wagner went on to set up his own company and after the death of Theo Krebs in 1974 the KREBS Switzerland AG continued to be operational to be now incorporated under the name KREA Swiss AG.
KREA Swiss dominated high quality electric handheld paint sprayers for decades, producing for companies such as Bosch and Black & Decker for as long as 40 years.
In 1961 the technology was developed into a highly effective spot removal gun for the textile industry. The use of powerful “mechanical action” spraying offered a more people and environmentally friendly technology which significantly reduced the reliance upon harsh chemicals. Over the last 50 years, the company has continually developed its product range to include spotting tables for producers of textile and garments, and dry cleaners.
With increasing pressure upon the textile industry to reduce environmentally damaging CFC usage, since 1989 the company started to introduce various spot removal system which featured mild, more environment friendly solvent and high tenside warm soap solutions. With the banning of the very effective but toxic Hydrocloro1.1.1. (trichloethane) which lifted stains off the material as the banned chemical vaporised, customers were quick to adopt a system which leveraged mechanical action and on-board drying. KREA Swiss offers employee and environment minded companies with an alternative to using highly flamable and toxic cleaning chemicals.
In 1998, KREA Swiss introduced a handheld electric food spray gun product range, designed specifically for the commercial kitchen and food preparation environment. The multiSPRAY, with 60 Watts is ideal for spraying thinner food materials such as oil and water, whilst the 120Watt high power volumeSPRAY is able to spray even the thickest of food liquids such as chocolate, egg wash, butter, glaze and even warmed marzipan. In addition to the reliability, long life and power, our guns are produced to meet stringent Food Safety regulations.
During 2014, KREA Swiss developed 5 new products into it`s food range, including 2 new products specialised for the professional working with chocolate. The heated hotCHOC chocolate gun has already featured well in innovation award competitions, whilst the innovative chocMELTER warming tank uses 25% of the energy of most competitor solutions, heats much faster, is more accurate, lighter and smaller. In 2017 we also expect to introduce a further 2-3 new food products and launch our redesigned Textile spotting solutions.
Our food industry customers include hotels, bakers, restaurants, patisseries, butchers and food preparation environments, which are supplied by our growing network of dealers from around the world.
As of July 1st 2015, our headquarters have moved to larger, more modern premises. Pease use the below address for all correspondence.
KREA Swiss AG – Hauptstrasse 137C, 8274 Tägerwilen, Switzerland