With 1.500 employees throughout Europe, Otto Christ AG currently earns an annual turnover of more than 170 Mill. EUR and is situated in a covered production facility with more than 84.584m². Subsidiary companies are located in Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, the Slovokian Republic, Hungary, Spain and France.
Otto Christ worldwide.
A company with a history rich in tradition
Since 1963, Otto Christ AG has remained one of the leading manufacturers of car wash systems in Europe. The Christ company offers a wide array of products, ranging from roll-over wash units, wash tunnels, tram and train wash units, polishing units, truck & bus wash units, self-service wash parks to water recycling systems. Even our complete line of accessory equipment: vacuum cleaners, high-pressure cleaners, advertising agents, magnet card readers, as well as, car wash and care products are produced in our factory in Benningen (Germany). Approximately 56% of our equipment is exported.
1879: Anton Christ established a craft business in Memmingen. CHRIST originally produced grain sieves, wire mesh and trelliswork.
1924: For the first time in 1924, automatic machinery was used for the production of wire netting. (Otto Christ).
War years: Nailing machines and Wire mattresses.
1956: Steel band production Wire drawing for Further industrial processing.
1963: Franz Christ built his first car wash unit next to his parents business. Single unit production followed, which laid the foundation for production during that time.
1968: The first wash tunnel was built. Advancements in motorization led to a constant increase in demand.
1980: This branch of business soon acquired decisive importance for the company’s future. For this reason, the company stopped steel band production in 1980 and focused their future attention on producing car wash units and wash tunnels.
1996: Company restructuring to Otto Christ AG.
2000: Acquisition of SVG Superwash Waschanlagen GmbH
2007: Acquisition of Skinetta Pac Systems
|Type of Company||Corporation since September 1996|
|Supervisory Board||Otto Christ Senior (Chairman), Franz Christ, Rafael Christ|
|Board of Directors||Otto Christ, Alexander Christ, Markus Christ, Engelbert Haggenmüller|
|Personnel||1400 throughout Europe Incl. 40 commercial apprentices and 50 industrial apprentices and 12 dual students Commercial|
|Commercial Apprenticeships||Industry merchant, computer science merchant, Design draftsman, Specialist for warehouse logistics|
|Industrial Apprenticeships||Mechatronician, Cutting machine operator, Industrial electrician, Machine and plant operator|
|Dual courses||Industrial engineering, Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, Computer Science|
|2010||115 Mill. €|
|2011||119 Mill. €|
|2012||124 Mill. €|
|2013||126 Mill. €|
|2014||145 Mill. €|
|2015||153 Mill. €|
|2016||155 Mill. €|
|2017||160 Mill. €|
|2018||170 Mill. €|
|Export share||ca. 56 %|