History

2002

For the first time, the founders – Jochen Kröner and Gerhard Paulus – asked themselves why there were only 1-wheel washing machines, why a car always has 4 wheels. The idea never let go of both partners – the business idea was born.

Foundation and capitalization of the partnership “Gerhard Paulus & Jochen Kröner GbR”. Development and patenting of the 4-wheel washing machine.

Move into the first premises in 73278 Schlierbach (Germany / Baden-Württemberg). As a result, the first prototype of the 4-wheel washing machine was developed and built there in a minimum time of 6 months. Start of the pilot series production. Delivery of the first 4-wheel washing machine to customers.

2003

Transfer of the partnership to Performtec GmbH. Plant founded in 73230 Kirchheim unter Teck. Jochen Kröner and Gerhard Paulus each became 50% managing partners.

2004

Participation in the joint start-up competition of the district savings banks, McKinsey, the Stern magazine and the ZDF (second German television) with the result: 2nd state winner Baden-Württemberg, 1st district winner. Development and patenting of the modular wheel washing system (basic and extension module).

2005

Market launch of the modular wheel washing systems (basic and extension modules).

2008

Further development of the 4-wheel washing system to the BIG WHEEL 4-wheel washing system.

2010

Development and equipment of the modular systems with the option “work table with two plastic rollers”. Further development of the BIG WHEEL 4-wheel wash system with new safety technology.

2011

Development and equipment of the modular systems with the option “right dynamic high pressure nozzle”.

2012

Further development of the modular wheel washing systems with new, stronger high pressure pumps. Further development of a low-maintenance roll tensioning unit for the BIG WHEEL 4 wheel washers.

2013

Development of the Black Edition wheel washers, derived from the modular systems.

2014

Start of production of the Black Edition wheel washers. Upgrading the BIG WHEEL 4-wheel wash systems with significantly stronger high-pressure pumps.

2015

Upgrading the BIG WHEEL 4 wheel washers with a new generation of Siemens controls.