With 1.400 employees throughout Europe, Otto Christ AG currently earns an annual turnover of more than 125 Mill. EUR and is situated in a covered production facility with more than 71.139 m2. Subsidiary companies are located in Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, the Slovokian Republic, Hungary, Spain and France.
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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 48% 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
Board of Directors: Otto Christ, Alexander Christ, Markus Christ, Engelbert Haggenmüller
Personnel: 1400 throughout Europe Incl. 32 commercial apprentices and 50 industrial apprentices and 10 dual students Commercial
Industry merchant, computer science merchant, Design draftsman, Specialist for warehouse logistics
Mechatronician, Cutting machine operator, Industrial electrician, Machine and plant operator
Industrial engineering, Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering
2010 115 Mill. €
2011 119 Mill. €
2012 124 Mill. €
2013 126 Mill. €
2014 146 Mill. €
2015 150 Mill. €
Export share: ca. 49 %
Covered production floor space: 78.709 m² including the factory 2, factory 3, Christ Chemical, Christ Elektronik, Christ Packing und Christ Tschechien
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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.