KAUP has its origins in Leider, an urban district of Aschaffenburg. In 1894 a smithy was founded which later specialized in repairs in the field of ship and harbour equipment and was the forerunner of today's company.
Since 1962 KAUP GmbH & Co. KG has developed, under the motto "Helping hands for your Forklift Truck" in to one of the worlds leading suppliers of forklift truck attachments, stationary equipment and container spreaders. Today the company manufactures, with around 800 employees, approximately 40.000 units annually.
KAUP works closely together with all forklift truck manufacturers and dealers, who market their trucks fitted with our attachments. Attachments are manufactured in Aschaffenburg and in Xiamen, China.
The company is represented in 33 countries with twelve subsidiaries and 19 independent distributors. All other countries are dealt with directly by the Export Department at Head Office who also support the representatives.